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The NFL as Tableau Vivant

The NFL as Tableau Vivant

The best NFL Sunday – among which this past one surely was – is one where the entirety of the games play back the next morning like …

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The Blah Quarter

The Blah Quarter

I should begin every NFL piece with “well, at least no one has been milled yet,” which would absolutely apply here, That good news aside, …

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Very Little, Very Late

Very Little, Very Late

Yesterday, the NFL settled a concussion claim with the players’ association for $765M. This settlement is a joke. Not only is it literally billions of …

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Parity Ate the NFL

Parity Ate the NFL

It consumed it, like a Clevelander tearing through beer sausage at a Browns tailgater (really the only reason to find oneself at a football stadium …

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The National Football League of America

The National Football League of America

In what can only be described as a bonanza, the first NFL preseason game has come and gone and we’ve seen only one (potentially mass) …

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The Tribe that Was Hockey

The Tribe that Was Hockey

In his seminal work, Tribes, Seth Godin defines a tribe as a group of people who are connected to to one another, a leader, an …

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Death After the NFL

Death After the NFL

I seriously didn’t expect to be writing a follow-up to my Life After the NFL piece so quickly.
The facts of what happened on Saturday are …

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Life After the NFL

Life After the NFL

In a pure gladatorial sport, no one committed suicide, whether as a by-product of brain injuries or anything else for that matter. The loser was …

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Taunting the Realities of Canada’s NHL Habit

Taunting the Realities of Canada’s NHL Habit

Hockey in Canada isn’t a sport. It’s who we are. Nothing less than that. Canada. Is. Hockey.
Canadians breathe hockey. It ties together our days and …

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A Capitol Season: The Musings of a Washington Nationals Fan

A Capitol Season: The Musings of a Washington Nationals Fan

I can actually remember watching baseball for the past 45 years. I was that idiot savant kid who would go into the bar with his …

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