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Selling the product

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On January 16, 2009
USC coach Pete Carroll isn’t happy about QB Mark Sanchez’s decision to enter the NFL draft. Of course that decision is bad for Carroll’s team, but Carroll is sophisticated enough to know that, for recruiting purposes, that can’t be the basis of his objection to Sanchez leaving (Carroll’s recruiting pitch is largely about how USC […]

Ayn Rand Predicts the Super Bowl

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On February 2, 2008
The High Priestess of Tedium, among other literary greats, as channeled by McSweeney’s: Belichick squared his broad shoulders as he stared Coughlin in the eye. The smaller man cowed and threw his hands to his face in a pathetic flail. “Tom,” said Belichick, “I bet nobody has been honest with you in your entire life, […]

Random Notes

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On January 21, 2008

Great ending to the Packers/Giants game, and this is especially true since Tynes would have been as unjustified a goat as Norwood. The first miss is a very difficult kick under these circumstances, an

I yield in nobody in my hatred of the Cowboys, but the “why did Tony Romo go to the beach with a woman inexplicably seen as a platonic ideal of beauty by many American men during a bye week?” controversy is so stupid it could have been invented by Maureen Dowd herself. Take the normally […]

Wow

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On January 13, 2008

With an enormous amount of writing to do but three sporting events of interest, I decided to use the predictive powers for which I am justly famous and take my laptop to a cafe during the crappy-looki

NFL Playoff Thread

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On January 12, 2008
There’s probably not much point in detailed explanations for each game, because my take mirrors the consensus so closely. I don’t see either AFC game as being competitive, and don’t think Jacksonville and (especially) the Chargers — probably without Gates and definitely with Norv Turner — will even cover the large spreads. The Giants/Cowboys game […]

NFL Playoff Picks

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On January 5, 2008

Guaranteed between 0-100% accurate! Washington v. Seattle. The Seahawks are a little tough to evaluate because their schedule was so bad, but since they’ve won 3 playoff games in two years IR

16-0

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On December 30, 2007

Admittedly, despite the lack of overarching historical significance yesterday where exciting comebacks are concerned I was more emotionally invested in the Flames’ later one against what in term

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