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Gene Upshaw Remembered

Posted: 23rd August 2008 by David Burnett in Character, Death, NFL, NFL Player's Union, Unions
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The sports world lost a true giant this week with the death of Gene Upshaw. The 63 year old Upshaw died suddenly from pancreatic cancer. He only learned he had one of the most devastating forms of cancer this past Sunday. Gene Upshaw helped shape the current NFL both as a Hall of Fame offensive […]

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Martyball: More Than Wins and Losses

Posted: 18th January 2007 by David Burnett in Character, Coaches, NFL
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For the record I’m a longtime Marty Schottenheimer fan, so I am pleased that he did not take the fall for coaching yet another losing playoff game last weekend. Still, the outcry for his ouster has been loud and long. While I’m not Marty’s apologist, maybe I should be. There has been a lot of […]

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In the beginning we watched a former juvenile delinquent named Mike Tyson with awe and amazement. He was a little – big man with a never before witnessed combination of speed and ferocious power. While most of his fights were sensationally brief and abrupt we were nontheless completely entertained. It wasn’t long before we could […]

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Memo to T.O. – Just Shut Up and Play Football

Posted: 16th December 2006 by David Burnett in Character, NFL, Uncategorized
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At some point we will all get it. Eventually we’ll have no doubts that T.O. is poison. But in the meantime we still hope its not as bad as it seems. But here’s the latest. As the Cowboys fight to make the playoffs Terrell Owens insists that the spotlight shine on him. In his most […]

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