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“Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.!” Many fans of the NFL’s Washington Redskins know the team’s fight song by heart, though it has undergone changes since its debut in 1938 as a result of controversial, and arguably offensive, lyrics. The team’s name has also long been mired [...]

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People go to the theatre to get away from it all–but what happens when the troubles of the outside world intrude on New York’s greatest escape? Deficit hawks and government bureaucracy alike have found a new target, albeit inadvertently: Broadway theatres.  Theaters everywhere rely on wireless microphones not only to communicate lighting cues, [...]

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It’s been a few rough months for the New Orleans Saints.  The ‘bounty’ program, in which Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams paid members of the New Orleans Saints defense in 2009 to injure players, was recently exposed. The NFL and Roger Godell have yet to announce what the punishment is going to [...]

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Last Sunday, millions of people tuned in to watch “the big game.”  Everyone knows what “the big game” means (…just in case, it is an unofficial title for the Super Bowl).  Restaurants and stores all advertise their wares with banners telling you to either to “Stock up” or “Come on in” for “the [...]

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Bernard Berrian Will Sue Your Puppy

On November 12, 2011 By Shane Valenzi

Bernard Berrian has had a rough month.

In early October, the much-maligned NFL receiver was forced to apologize after telling a double-amputee Iraq war veteran (who also happened to be a state congressman) who criticized him on Twitter to “sit down n shut up!!”  Recognizing a situation that was ripe for comedy, sports [...]

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…and then the NFL has to go and suspend Cincinnati Bengals running-back Cedric Benson. Now, Benson is no saint (and for that matter he is not a member of the New Orleans Saints), having been arrested four times in the past 3 years-twice for boating under the influence and twice for assault-but, due [...]

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Own an NFL Franchise for $200

On October 13, 2011 By Andrew Harline

Did you know that the Green Bay Packers, one of the most storied franchises in NFL history, is a public corporation? I didn’t. And then today, I saw that the Packers are planning its fourth stock offering in franchise history. Turns out, the Packers have 112,158 shareholders, owning 4,750,937 shares. [...]

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When Fantasy Gets a Little Too Real

On September 2, 2011 By Alex Payne

If they haven’t already, a substantial portion of the U.S. population will complete their fantasy football drafts before the NFL regular season kicks off when the Saints take on the Packers.  Fantasy football attracts long-time fans and non-traditional fans alike by offering a new football experience, one where fans and observers have a more concrete [...]

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Distraught fans of the former 2K Sports NFL video game franchise may finally have their day in court, nearly seven years after EA Sports locked up an exclusive license to produce video games featuring NFL teams and players. In 2004, a year during which EA Sports’ Madden NFL 2005 sold for $50 and [...]

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At the onset of the current NFL lockout, I am rooting for the players. The details of the lockout make the NFL players look like oppressed blue-collar workers, and makes the NFL owners look like Uncle Scrooge. But I am worried.

In anticipation of the lockout, the National [...]

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