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On January 23, 2011
Two good games today, and a good time to reiterate that people who think that playoff football needs to be played in sterile environments in Southern suburbs are nuts. Packers (-3 1/2) over Bears. The Packers have the best QB in the conference, and a (slightly) better defense. Playing at home and with Hester the […]

NFL Playoff Pix

On January 8, 2011

New Orleans (-10.5) over Seattle: I know the Saints are very banged up, but…alas, my Norris West-division champion Hawks have only a couple teams from the era in which the NHL allowed 16 put of

Three days ago, LGM suggested that playing a football game with a (padded!!) brick wall on the end line of the field might be a dubious idea. Apparently this stunning insight “went viral” as the kids say, because this morning . . . (The lawyers who were planning to sit in the east end zone […]
During the upcoming NFL labor negotiations, I’m either going to have to avoid reading much about it or be careful to watch my blood pressure.   The journalists who cover all sports (with a few honorable exceptions) seem to seem their role during labor negotiations as pretending that the interests of the owners and the interests […]

Deep Thought

On September 13, 2010

The Dallas Cowboys are an extremely disciplined, well-coached team that will at a minimum play for a conference championship. And there ain’t no pretty girls in France. It seems worth quoting th

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