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I'm no fan of Ryan's, but I agree with him completely. And I played youth football and have been a fan of the pros since childhood (college less so). The game has mutated into Rollerball. Americans love it, so it's not going anywhere. But we may have reached a place where new thinking is required.
posted by afl-aba at 05:22 PM on May 06
Does this mean that the Miami/Ohio State national championship game was never played?
posted by afl-aba at 07:24 AM on August 18
(and known funny-man) Rick Reilly
The last funny sportswriter, in my humble, was Hunter S. Thompson. Reilly, Kornheiser, Wilbon, Mariotti, et al. are simply painful to witness.
posted by afl-aba at 04:52 PM on April 27
Even though he's 1-9 in picking against Butler in the past two years, I fully expect Dick Vitale to pick against the Dawgs again.
"Ahhh, you gotta love the job Brad Stevens has done at Butler. Back-to-back Final Fours baby. But since I never pick Butler to win a tournament game, I gotta go with the mighty Rams of VCU! It's a magnificent story, like the job the General, Robert Montgomery Knight, did at Indiana! As my beloved dead Mom and Dad used to say, "Ram-a-dam-a-ding-dong baaaaaby!"
posted by afl-aba at 07:18 PM on March 27
Thank god we don't have socialized medicine. This proves that market-driven medical care works best!
posted by afl-aba at 12:18 PM on March 16
It's pretty simple: As a fan, are you with the owners or the players? I know anti-union sentiment runs deep among many Americans (even those who are working class), but how anyone can call what the NFLPA is trying to do a "stunt" is beyond me. What happened to solidarity?
posted by afl-aba at 11:19 AM on March 15
As Jesus says in Hal Hartley's short film, The Book of Life: "Who are the Mormons?"
posted by afl-aba at 06:01 AM on March 03
In the too-careful NFL, it's refreshing for a coach to have absolutely no fear of putting a foot in his mouth.
Foot in mouth? In his first two years, Rex has been two wins away from a championship. That ain't bad, especially with a still evolving young QB and several problematic, if gifted, players. If the Jets were a mediocre team that went one-and-done every year, Rex's boasts would indeed be ridiculous. But he has the Jets right there.
posted by afl-aba at 06:30 PM on February 25
As a Kansas City Royals fan, Rex's schtick seems suspiciously close to Tony Pena's right before Pena was run out of town.
Was that after Pena took the Royals to back-to-back ALCS appearances in his first two years?
Rex ain't going anywhere. He's the best coach the Jets have had since Parcells.
posted by afl-aba at 05:02 PM on February 25
Same-sexers play sports at every level. Bigotry and denial keeps them closeted (until after retirement). Recall Howard Stern's Stuttering John asking Bill Parcells if there were gays in the NFL, and Parcells said no. Not one. Dave Kopay, former Packers and 49ers back, would take issue with that.
posted by afl-aba at 01:31 PM on January 27
With the Steelers having spent years in the NFL before moving over to the AFC, a Steelers - Packers SB will have a bit of a pre-merger feel to it. For us old farts anyway.
Agreed. The Jets were the last AFL team in it. What a heartbreak that is.
posted by afl-aba at 07:12 PM on January 24
Please pick and root for the Steelers. Make them two TD faves. Thanks!
posted by afl-aba at 10:23 AM on January 17
As a Jets fan, I'm in no position to mock the Seahawks.
posted by afl-aba at 03:33 PM on January 05
Half the country still can't cope with the horror of homosexuality.
That's why they sublimate it by following football, perhaps the gayest sport there is other than MMA.
posted by afl-aba at 02:03 AM on December 23
Remember this when you next bitch about inflated salaries.
posted by afl-aba at 07:26 PM on December 19
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