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Solve National Debt problem, Jeanne Shaheen, then MAYBE demand football PSIs from the NFL

by Skip April 29, 2016

Seriously – there are a TON of problems facing the nation that the Congress with which it should be concerned.  A lot of them, IMHO, are functions of what they have already done – and done badly (both from a policy decision and legislation writing standpoint).  And a lot of it is from stepping over […]

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Post Writer’s Perfect Post- Season NFL Predictions

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2016
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In the first two weeks of the postseason, The Post’s Paul Schwartz has been perfect, going 7-0-1 against the spread and 8-0 on Over/Unders for a phenomenal 15-0-1 record, earning his partisans piles of dead presidents. Here are Paul’s prognostications for championship weekend: Patriots 24-16 Panthers 27-19 Look here to get his thinking behind these […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread Week 10

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2015
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So, are the Giants the Patriots “Patriots”? Teams that play New England appear to try too hard, make mistakes, forget to take care of the football. Yesterday, the Patriots had trouble with making mistakes and taking care of the football. Fumbles, dropped passes–though not as bad as in previous weeks, an interception on the goal […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 8

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2015
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We’ll keep it simple this week. The Revenge Tour continues as the Patriots beat the Dolphins 36-7. Check out Gronk’s post win Facebook update. (Video Highlights here)

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Patriots Grumble Thread Week 7

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2015
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Three quarters worth of dropped balls can make for a close game and that was what the Patriots had yesterday against the New York Jets. You could call it an amplification of last weeks dropsies in Indianapolis as Patriot receivers let at least a dozen catches they should have made slip through their fingers. Missed first […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 6

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2015
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Due to circumstances well within my control I did not watch the game against the Colts until last night. Good game. The Colts looked better, and Andrew Luck appeared more capable in this outing, though given their division, Indianapolis could probably go 8-8 and find its way to another playoff loss against the Patriots come […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 5

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2015
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After their by-week the New England Patriots rolled in to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas prepared for a defense the Cowboy’s didn’t bring. Instead of their traditional 4-3 they switched up to a  3-2, a defense the Patriots had not practiced for; they suffered for it through most of the first-half. Brady was sacked 5 […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 3

by Steve MacDonald September 27, 2015
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If you took the Jaguars +35 points you are one happy camper as the Patriots couldn’t quite clear that spread in their 51-17 win over Jacksonville. For perspective, the line on this game was 14.5 points. Over at SportsBet.com the thinking was, well – read it for yourself.

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 2

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2015
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Defensive guru Rex Ryan, the much heralded top-shelf Buffalo Bills defense (and the Bills’ “noisy 12th man”), held Tom Brady and the Patriots to a pathetic 500 plus yards of total offense and only 40 points. Who says talking smack doesn’t pay-off in the NFL? If that rookie offensive line of the Patriots had been […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 1

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2015
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The Pajama-boy Steelers came to Foxboro last night and beat themselves. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. In the middle of a drive where every play netted the Steelers a first down or more they insert a trick play that cost them yards, and momentum. (Headsets or not they got that one in there, didn’t […]

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Breaking News – Judge Berman Nullifies Brady’s 4-Game Suspension

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2015
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AP U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season’s AFC championship game. The written decision frees Brady to prepare for […]

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Colts Should sue NFL over Ball Infaltion

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2015
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If you are a fan of rule of law and due process this article at the Washington Post puts the NFL v. Tom Brady DeflateGate foolishness into proper perspective. A suitable synopsis would be “The NFL is a Banana Republic.” Goodell is Obama, with his phone and pen, interpreting rules, process, and even evidence to […]

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Hernandez Found Guilty

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2015
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Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty on all counts… In the end, the jury in Boston took longer than expected to come back with a verdict, but thirty-six hours of deliberation produced convictions across the board against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.   Hot Air

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Underinflatedapolis Colts Could Only Score With Underinflated Balls

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2015
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Apparently the footballs used in the first half of the AFC Championship game did not have enough air in them.  At half time they were checked and corrected as needed.   The Patriot-haters are trying to make something out of it but what’s to make? If true the only points Indy scored in the game were […]

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Patriots 35 – Ravens 31

by Steve MacDonald January 11, 2015
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The Patriots showed resilience yesterday against the Baltimore Ravens, coming back from two 14 point deficits to finally take the lead and win 35-31.  I’ve seen all the local press so I was curious to read some Baltimore press. (Baltimore Sun – Tom Brady Exposes Ravens’ Biggest Weakness) Keeping it all in perspective, the Ravens […]

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Good question on the NFL’s and Congress’ Morality

by Skip September 20, 2014

After all, the NFL is just a game and can’t boss you around; Congress does so all the time.  And in many cases, they are less moral than NFL players. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Fear Mongering And Ignorance Won The Day In Arizona

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2014
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No one excels at fear mongering like the left and Arizona’s SB 1062.  It was never anti-gay and its veto was not a victory for gay rights (it was a victory for ignorance).   And the same ignorance and fear-mongering that lead to the outcry over nothing will probably suffice to keep most of those who […]

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A Right-Wing Reaction To Progressive Navel Gazing

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2014
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I’m not the mainstream right wing media, but I can answer the question… Jonathan Cohn asked an interesting question at The New Republic this week. Where is the mainstream, right-wing reaction to NFL prospect and SEC defensive player of the year Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay? I’m having the same reaction to that […]

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Why I Don’t Watch Football

by Rick Olson January 17, 2014

“Kids have what I call a built-in hypocrisy antenna that comes up and blocks out what you’re saying when you’re being a hypocrite.”  —Benjamin Carson

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Rumors- Ralph Wilson Jr. Sold Buffalo Bills to Avoid Taxes

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2012

From Facebook. (Rumors…) A conglomeration including Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and, very likely, Donald Trump and Bob Rich have purchased the Buffalo Bills from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. for an unknown sum, probably in the $800Million to $1Billion range. Wilson is said to have sold based on the expectation that both estate taxes and capital […]

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Deal Struck – Real NFL Refs Back on the Field Tonight!

by Steve MacDonald September 27, 2012

CNN Reports that the ‘Real” Refs of the NFL, yeah it kind of is like reality TV isn’t it (with the exception that it really is real) will be back on the field starting tonight. “Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We appreciate the commitment of […]

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