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Don’t feel guilty liking the NFL

Link to my Friday column about violence, guilt and the NFL.

By | January 28th, 2016|18 Comments

Roger Goodell takes another hit

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about Roger Goodell. The full text runs below: What we learned is this: The NFL owners run their league like the Mafia runs its rackets. The Patriots cheat. Some of the Patriots’ wins, even in Super Bowls, are suspicious — as in [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|19 Comments

NFL should not add more playoff teams

Here is a link to my Friday column about the NFL's desire to add more playoff teams. The full text runs below: The brain trust of the National Football League will consider a proposal to further screw up their product. At next week's league meetings, the NFL competition committee will [...]

By | March 20th, 2014|11 Comments

NFL desire to ban hate speech, a bad idea

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about the NFL and awful language and what the NFL wants to do about it. The full column runs below: This is about the N-word and the National Football League. The N-word is so bad I can’t even write the actual word. [...]

By | March 4th, 2014|8 Comments

NFL and concussions

Here is the opening to my Sunday column about the settlement the NFL made with former players about concussions and brain trauma: Come one. Come all. It's time to dump on the NFL. One local writer likened the league to the totalitarian government of North Korea, although last anyone heard, [...]

By | August 31st, 2013|15 Comments

The grill-mask controversy and the NFL

Here is the opening to my Thursday column: A controversy about face masks is raging through the National Football League. You may not know about it, but the controversy rages, and it’s significant. Several defensive players have worn newly-designed, highly-protective face masks to practice. They want to wear them in [...]

By | August 14th, 2013|10 Comments

Follow up to do-you-like-girls post

Greg Aiello, who runs media relations for the NFL and is a good guy, sent me this information about a team allegedly asking a draft prospect about his sexual orientation at the Combine. I share it with you: Lowell: We are in the process of reviewing the matter. Here is [...]

By | March 4th, 2013|9 Comments

NFL teams not allowed to ask if draft prospects like girls

Here is the opening to my Sunday column: There is something fundamentally abhorrent about the NFL Scouting Combine, recently concluded. Coaches and team executives put prospects through all kinds of drills and ask all kinds of questions. They treat them like slaves. The NFL slaves can’t decide which teams they [...]

By | March 3rd, 2013|10 Comments

Tagliabue overturns Goodell

Not sure what to make of Tagliabue overturning Goodell. Obviously, Goodell acted hastily with his punishments. Obviously, he had the wisdom to involve Tagliablue who obviously is an independent guy. New Orleans still did very bad things and the coaching staff was horrible and I don't think the players were [...]

By | December 11th, 2012|8 Comments

Should Chiefs play Panthers?

It is such a sad story, the Chiefs' Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend, then committing suicide in front of Chiefs' coaches. It is unimaginable. I still think the Chiefs and Panthers should play on Sunday. Please don't think I am insensitive. Both teams should suit up and play. You cancel [...]

By | December 1st, 2012|9 Comments