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Bob Ryan: 'Football is Inherently Unsafe'

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, 2012

Miami booster and Ponzi schemer alleges illicit benefits for pretty much everyone who ever played for the Canes

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, 2011

Peyton Manning Tanks Concussion Tests

(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, 2011

VCU Rocks, Shocks Jayhawks

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, 2011

NBA Players Saved Coach's Life

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, 2011

NFLPA Wants Draftees To Boycott Draft

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, 2011

BYU kicks Brandon Davies off team for violating honor code

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, 2011

Rex Ryan Guarantees Super Bowl Victory

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, 2011

Rex Ryan Guarantees Super Bowl Victory

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, 2011

Lesbians in Athletics?

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, 2011

Steelers Tie Record with Eighth Super Bowl Trip

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, 2011

New York Jets Back Up Big Talk by Beating Patriots

Please pick and root for the Steelers. Make them two TD faves. Thanks!

Jets Nation

posted by afl-aba at 10:23 AM on January 17, 2011

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks: Worst. Playoff. Team. Ever?

As a Jets fan, I'm in no position to mock the Seahawks.

posted by afl-aba at 03:33 PM on January 05, 2011

Deadspin Links Rex Ryan, Wife to Foot Fetish Videos

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, 2010

What the NFL Paid Players in 1944

Remember this when you next bitch about inflated salaries.

posted by afl-aba at 07:26 PM on December 19, 2010