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They Are Ike, We Are Tina?

They Are Ike, We Are Tina?

Brace yourselves for the thunderclap of some 2032 people congratulating themselves and their “opposing sides” while they celebrate the triumphant victory of how awesome they are. There will literally be an avalanche of backslapping and High Fiving – so put yer hard hat back on. There will be a solar flare of pearly white, shit-eating...
Spare Me the Details

Spare Me the Details

So why did the NFLPA* throw a hissy at the deal the NFL owners agreed on? Was it really wonderful? Was it really full of last minute additions that the players didn’t see coming? Does it really matter? Nope. Why? Because nothing has changed. The NFL is still announcing over and over that they’ve come...
Red Herrings or Bold-Faced Lies?

Red Herrings or Bold-Faced Lies?

To be fair, Pro Football Talk is doing what most hardcore fans are doing – following every move of the NFL Lockout and doing more and more hand-wringing as each day goes by. But why won’t they just call the players out? These posts: Recertification delay is a red herring Reluctance to reconstitute union is...

Surprise, surprise.

No vote, no progress… no kidding? Is anyone at all surprised that the NFL players went in, didn’t like what they saw then turned around and went home? Anyone? Anyone?

Manning & Brees Play NFLPA* Wingmen

So now that Chris Kluwe has been elevated to folk hero status for saying something that any given NFL fan could have said multiple times over the last six or so months, I think it’s weird that the two players whose names are being thrown onto the fire are two of the most high-profile, “high...

What about us?

So the NFL players and owners seem to be nearing a conclusion – at least, that’s what they’re putting out there in pre-digested form for us baby birds to gobble up – but one major question remains about a significant party largely unrepresented here: What about us? 1) Will the price of DirecTV’s monopoly TV...

Your Crappy Job

Speaking of your job… Instead of being a player in the NFL, let’s say you’re just out of college and were hired to a job (any job) with an annual salary of $325,000 to work for 8 months. What would happen if you showed up to work tomorrow (or you looked up from your terminal...

Enough is ENOUGH.

The Brutal Truth: Average American w/ high school diploma earns $1.2 million in a lifetime. Average American w/ a Bachelor’s degree? $2.1 million in a lifetime. Master’s degree? $2.5 million. A Doctorate (y’know – so they can teach athletes with full-ride scholarships at major universities?) $3.4 million. Professional Degrees (Way more school than anyone reading...