Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Monday nights’ debacle at the end of the game in Seattle should be the last straw for the NFL in its contract fight against its regular officials. But it probably won’t be. As a result this silly lockout looks more foolish every day, and the fans must share in the blame.

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As bad as the on-going “bounty-gate” scandal has become, especially now with the release of the damning audio from the Saints locker room, I’m just not willing to act like it’s the worst thing that has ever happened in sports. I’m growing weary of the hypocrisy that “bounty-gate” has inspired.

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Anyone who believes the Super Bowl was a success in Big D, other than the newly crowned world champion Green Bay Packers, needs to think again and get a reality check. The big “show” that Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones hoped to stage could not have been more of a mess.

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So who is to blame if Austin Collie continues to play and is again seriously injured? The Colts? The team desperately needs his pass-catching skills to make a run through the playoffs. Collie? I’m sure he is wondering right now if his career is over. No player in his prime wants to stop playing if he thinks he still can. What about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell? Is he thinking about Austin Collie? Goodell certainly talks loudly about head injuries. Here is the one case the commissioner should monitor with a high-tech microscope, and hold it up for all of us to see.

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They are used up and eventually discarded, often years before they should be looking for other work. The NFL running back is fast becoming a virtual relic. The proof of this is never more evident than now based on what happened this week as two of the league’s very best runners were jettisoned by their […]

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I’m worried like I always am before an Indianapolis Colts playoff game. Somehow I’ve come to think that the New York Jets can actually beat the once undefeated Colts. I don’t really believe that do I? Still the last time the Jets played the Colts in a playoff game the score was 41 to nothing […]

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The last couple of weeks I have been watching number 7 from Stanford run the football. He can really play. I’ve got to tell you I’m surprised he’s this good. I just assumed … Anyway, the kid’s name is Toby Gerhart. Not usually the kind of name we hear being called a potential star NFL […]

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On Wednesday controversial broadcaster Rush Limbaugh was knocked out of the ownership group that is hoping to buy the St. Louis Rams. Thank goodness!!! But on Thursday Limbaugh got up and came out swinging. He loudly blamed everyone but himself for what happened to his potential ownership share. Limbaugh also took a swing at his […]

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Another blow to the pro football ownership hopes of Rush Limbaugh. Now an NFL owner says he doesn’t want to see the conservative broadcaster in the owners box. Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay said Tuesday that there is no way that he would vote to approve the controversial Rush Limbaugh as an owner of an […]

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We learned this week that Rush Limbaugh is part of an ownership group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. But a couple of NFL players are making clear that they are having none of it. Saying they would never play for a team owned by Limbaugh. Let’s deal with facts. Limbaugh is a race-baiter. […]

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After two seasons away from the game, the prodigal son, a convicted felon, returns to the gridiron, chastened but wiser, and now ready to lead some NFL team to the Super Bowl.   Wouldn’t that be a story?  If only it was that simple for Michael Vick.   But rather than a story of redemption […]

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After nearly a week of speculation it is now official.   Police have determined that former Tennessee Titans star, Steve McNair, was shot and killed in his sleep by his girlfriend, who then turned the gun on herself.  Murder-suicide.   Why did she kill McNair and herself?  The Nashville police chief said that an investigation into a […]

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Ponder these words for a minute: rehabilitate, redeem, remorse, incarceration, guilty, exile, forgiveness. They are a jumble of powerful words that are not always properly understood and are sometimes used incorrectly.  I think of those words and several others, when I consider the eventual freedom of a famous prisoner now behind bars in Leavenworth, Kansas. […]

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Dear Mr. Campbell, You have taken the high road for weeks, while your boss, Washington Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, has now twice tried to publicly fire you and embarrass you.  I commend you for your decency during what must be an uncomfortable and trying time.   You are truly a southern gentleman.  You are much more decent […]

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John Madden transcended football, the sport he coached and later covered.  There has never been a sports announcer quite like him.   He was an American sports original.  Madden never talked over our heads.  He would hit us at eye level with small, punchy syntax challenged word pictures and  insights.  He said it, we got […]

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