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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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A Poorly Krafted PR Strategy

A Poorly Krafted PR Strategy

Robert Kraft chose to walk a fine line this past week when he blamed the agents of wide receiver Wes Welker for their failure to …

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A Super Bowl Sunday in the Mountain Kingdom

A Super Bowl Sunday in the Mountain Kingdom

Many of you probably wonder how the rest of the world watches the Super Bowl, especially when it is announced that the game is being …

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What is the Super Bowl?

What is the Super Bowl?

Do we know what the Super Bowl really is?  Yes it is a championship football game, but that is really the sideshow, the excuse.  At …

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Where does Roger Goodell go from here?

Where does Roger Goodell go from here?

Yesterday’s overturning of the suspensions of four New Orleans Saints players in the infamous ‘Bounty Scandal’  by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8736662/paul-tagliabue-vacates-new-orleans-players-bounty-penalties) represents …

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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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The Draft – Does It Serve Its Purpose?

I have always been skeptical of the effectiveness of player entry drafts on competitive balance.  While the idea behind the draft is logical, I have …

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