Category Archives: NFL

July 25

A Typical News Day During the NFL Off-Season

The following is a list of news items regarding the National Football League from July 24, 2015, submitted without comment: Ray Rice was almost signed by an unidentified team, but the owner had “concerns about public reaction to signing [Rice] given the taped incident” of him punching his fiancé in the face and knocking her […]

November 19

Tiki Barber is Still an Unlikable, Self-Centered Jerk

Apparently, ex-Giant running back and current radio show host Tiki Barber decided it would be a good idea to attack Gary Myers of the New York Daily News regarding “personal shots” Myers allegedly made in an article earlier this week.  Barber utilized his morning radio show (which no one in New York can hear) to get […]

January 24

Roger Goodell – The Best Magician in Sports

Earlier this week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Rich Eisen of the NFL Network that the Competition Committee is considering eliminating the extra point in favor of some type of alternative scoring system. Here is what Goodell said on the topic: “The extra point is almost automatic.  I believe we had five missed extra points […]

May 10

Get a Kluwe: Punter’s Release Leads to Irresponsible Journalism

“Yellow journalism” is a term that originated in the late Nineteenth Century during the newspaper wars between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer and refers to journalism that “exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.”   A characteristic of this type of journalism is an article that uses eye catching or […]

January 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers: Paragons of Virtue (Unless You Are an Important Player)

By immediately releasing Chris Rainey after he was arrested for allegedly slapping his girlfriend, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a clear message to the rest of the league and the fans:  domestic violence and criminal conduct will not be tolerated . . . unless you are an important member of the team. Chris Rainey, the former four-star […]

September 25

There are Two Sides to Every Coin: Why the Locked Out Referees Must Share the Blame for the Current Mess in the NFL

The pandemonium that ensued at the end of last night’s Packers-Seahawks game brought to mind the ending scenes from Animal House, where Faber College’s homecoming parade was interrupted by the members of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity.  Just like the town’s residents in the movie, the people at the game – the players, fans, coaches, and […]