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Mike Ditka (and Me) on the Redskins Debate

August 20, 2014

The Washington Redskins name controversy is resurfacing as the 2014 NFL season draws closer.  The politically correct cultural elites are trying to force their views onto a generally disinterested public to further turn the mostly neutered  NFL (No Fun League) political.  For libs everything is political — they can’t help it, it’s just who they [...]

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AFN Back Up and Running

October 7, 2013

Yesterday, the most watchable Sunday NFL pregame show (Fox) brought national attention to another way Americans are being impacted punitively by this very subjective government shutdown — the shutting down of the Armed Forces Network (AFN) for our troops overseas: Since that broadcast yesterday the government relented and the AFN is back up and running.  [...]

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It’s Past Time for “a la carte” Cable!

August 30, 2013

Senator John McCain does have one issue that sets him apart from his peers in the Senate — he supports “a la carte” cable and has sponsored a bill to do something about it.  Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.  Called the “Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013,” this bill would allow [...]

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NFL Playoff Predictions

August 8, 2013

The NFL’s preseason gets going tonight, and before you can blink the “Prediction Machine” has posted your team’s odds for winning the Super Bowl.  It’s basically just water-cooler material, but let’s indulge. The Top Five Best Odds:  San Francisco 49ers (20.1%), Denver Broncos (14.6%), Green Bay Packers (10.5%), New England Patriots (8.9%), and Seattle Seahawks [...]

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NObamacare for the NFL

June 29, 2013

Obamacare has a problem: if 2.7 million 18-35 year old males don’t sign up for those state exchanges, the whole thing is going to implode pretty quickly.  In their wisdom, our central planners figure that healthy young people’s high rates can pay for sickly old people.  If there’s not enough young people paying into the [...]

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The NFL’s Emasculation Continues on Offense

March 15, 2013

The Silly Nannies National Football League is apparently floating the idea of penalizing running backs for lowering their heads before contact with another player.  This would ostensibly end the running game in the NFL as lowering one’s head to prepare for a tackle is, um, instinct.  How about having the players sign a contract saying [...]

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Obama Targets Football

January 28, 2013

The week before the Super Bowl, our President decided to give an interview with the New Republic in which he took aim at player safety in football: I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play [...]

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Covering Injuries in the 2012 NFL Season

September 9, 2012

Today the 2012 NFL season kicks off its opening weekend.  A game has already been played — the Cowboys defeated the Super Bowl-winning Giants 24-17 on Wednesday, playing opposite Bill Clinton‘s DNC speech, in fact.  For me football equals Fall, and I love the Fall, so I’m excited.  Go Pats! However, the game will be [...]

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Obama Takes on the NFL

September 1, 2011

In the aftermath of yesterday’s media scuffle between the White House and Speaker Boehner, President Obama capitulated, moving the date of the President’s big economic speech to Thursday the 8th, rather than Republican Debate Night, Wednesday the 7th.  An obvious political ploy, the President sought to upstage the GOP field while taking the steam out [...]

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There Will Be NFL Football

July 25, 2011

Today, word came out that the NFL team owners and the NFLPA have agreed to a contract through 2021. Phew!  And all it cost the fans was the meaningless Hall of Fame game! I’ve never been too concerned about the details of this conflict, except that I didn’t like the potential 18-game season (which is [...]

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Tonight’s the Big Game: Steelers vs. Packers!

February 6, 2011

Tonight is Super Bowl XLV, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay Packers.  Classic teams for what looks to be a classic match-up:   both teams can run the ball, both have mobile and accurate quarterbacks, both have staunch defenses.  Also, both are classic franchises — the Steelers have won a league-best 6 Super Bowl [...]

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Randy Moss Traded to the Vikings

October 6, 2010

After the first game of the season, all-time great wide receiver Randy Moss said that this would be his last season with the New England Patriots.  This morning word came out that he was being traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a mere third round draft pick… today! As a Pats fan my emotions are [...]

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NFL Opening Weekend 2010

September 12, 2010

Ah, football. Rooting for the Yanks, Celts, Hammers and the Irish is cool and all, but it ain’t real American football!  I’ve felt in a kind of sports limbo since February.  Sundays were empty.  The late Douglas Adams’ “long dark tea-time of the soul” often hit about 3pm on those Sunday afternoons, but not today [...]

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“Green Police” Commercial

February 8, 2010

Audi paid the big bucks for this commercial in last night’s Super Bowl in order to promote their “green” cars: To most it’s just Super Bowl silly, but I couldn’t help but think about a particular Liberal friend whose hyperactive about everything green.  I’m pretty sure that’s his perfect little Eco-Nazi world! Personally, while a [...]

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Rush’s Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal

October 17, 2009

Personally, I think that Rush Limbaugh has a legal case against many of those involved in the unfounded defamation of his character which resulted in real financial consequences, many of whom are in the MSM.  But, Rush has decided to take another route — battling back in the arena of ideas like he’s preached for decades on [...]

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Welcome to the NFL, Mark Sanchez!

October 5, 2009

The NFL is great for the sports drama and excitement it dishes out every week.  In keeping with that, New York Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez put in a very rookie-like performance yesterday in his 24-10 loss to the high-flying New Orleans Saints:  The New York media has been generally forgiving, though.  With all the [...]

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John Madden Leaves the Booth

April 16, 2009

Former NFL coach and renowned commentator John Madden is retiring from the booth.  The last game he called was Super Bowl XLIII last February.  He will be replaced on Sunday Night Football by Cris Collinsworth. If he follows the Favre model, we’ll see him in September, but most sources believe this retirement is legit, that [...]

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2009 NFL Schedule Released

April 14, 2009

My two favorite sports to watch are football and the men’s college basketball tournaments.  If the Celtics are doing well, then I’ll watch the NBA playoffs.  I’m going to try once again to get into baseball this year — each season I get more into it so the trend line on the baseball-fan-in-me is good.  [...]

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Stop the Presses! Brett Favre Retires… Again

February 11, 2009

Where have I heard this before? That’s right, every single NFL post-season since Noah was trying to tick off “two emus” from his list!  Though this time I think it’s for real.  Maybe.  Thusly, I’m not getting all nostalgic.  I’ve already done that at the end of last season and what did that get me — Favre [...]

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The Super Bowl “Flu” Epidemic

February 1, 2009

Long have there been calls to make Super Bowl Monday a holiday since absenteeism and productivity resulting from the Super Bowl “flu” can be costly: last year 4.4 million late-ins and an estimated 1.5 million extra absences were phoned in.  Some have also estimated that $16 million per minute lost during the week preceding the Super Bowl on people running [...]

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Petraeus to Toss Coin at Super Bowl XLIII

January 29, 2009

Centcom Head and Iraq Redeemer David Petraeus will be part of the Super Bowl XLIII coin toss Sunday night.  Here what Petraeus had to say about it: “It is a privilege to represent our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the coin-toss ceremony…. And it is an honor to thank the NFL commissioner and [...]

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Arizona Cardinals Win a Playoff Game!

January 3, 2009

No, I’m not joking!  I just finished watching something I may tell my grandkids one day — I witnessed the Arizona Cardinals actually win a home playoff game 30-24!  1947 was the last time the Cardinals hosted a playoff game, so I’m not totally kidding about that.  I’m not a Cardinals fan by any stretch, but [...]

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Meadowland Mauling Killed the Patriots

December 28, 2008

The football gods are still inflicting more karmic mayhem on the New England Patriots. After the Spygate fiasco, the football gods waited until the last possible moment to exact their revenge against the Pats — waiting until the last three-minutes of the Super Bowl to take the possible undefeated season out of reach by losing [...]

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Eagles @ Bengals: The Game Nobody Won

November 16, 2008

For the first time since 2002, an NFL game ended at the end of sudden-death overtime without a winner.  The Philadelphia Eagles played the Cincinnati Bengals for 75 game minutes, ending in a 13-13 tie.  In a way, as a big NFL fan, it is kind of neat because it’s so unusual.  However, I’m not a fan [...]

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Fins End Pats Streak

September 21, 2008

I guess when a football streak comes to an end, you might as well make it memorable!  I won’t be forgetting this one soon. The last time the New England Patriots lost a regular season game was December 10, 2006, against the Miami Dolphins.  So, the Dolphins showed up to not just beat the Pats at [...]

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NFL’s New Rules for 2008

August 13, 2008

NFL.com is reporting that a few rule changes discussed in March will indeed be going into effect next season.  Among them, I liked these two:  They are getting rid of the “force out” rule — one has to honestly make the catch and come down with it in-bounds, regardless of whether the defense has knocked [...]

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Brett Favre and the New York Jets

August 7, 2008

Trading in the green-and-gold for a certainly less shiny green-and-white, the Green Bay Packers have ended all this pre-season Favre silliness by finally trading the future Hall-of-Famer to the New York Jets for a “conditional” fourth-round draft pick.  But, here are some other conditions from NFL.com: “The pick turns into a third-round selection if Favre plays [...]

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Where O Where will Dick Cheney Be?

August 5, 2008

Word is buzzing that Dick Cheney may not be invited to speak at the Republican National Convention.  A sitting two-term Vice President has never been snubbed by the incumbent party’s convention that I can think of in modern times.  I know that if Cheney doesn’t go it’ll be spun as his “choice” to help McCain, but [...]

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Favre’s Impending Return

July 26, 2008

Is anyone else getting sick of all this?  I remember at the end the last NFL season, the great Brett Favre finally retired.  Everyone was nostalgic, some even perplexed since he obviously still had talent, even I here at AOR provided a glowing post as a career epitaph for a man who always looked like he was [...]

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Cheaters Never Win: New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLII

February 3, 2008

This New York Jets fan is proud to congratulate the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLII 17-14 over the New England Patriots Cheaters and removing the stain that tarnished this season and threatened to remain on the record books forever. By stopping the Patriots, the Giants showed that although cheating can seemingly give [...]

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