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What Consensus and Egalitarianism Teach us about the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Posted by livininsanity on February 16, 2011

How my Diverse Experiences Living in Alternative Communities Informs about the NFL Community’s CBA

I have lived in communities based on consensus and egalitarianism. I know that makes me a freak of nature, but it also provides me with additional insight about the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Both consensus and egalitarian communities and the NFL’s CBA process require lots of diverse people to come together and agree. Or, at the very least, they must agree to come to collective terms through some form of bargaining.

Finalizing agreements on large issues in consensus and/or egalitarian communities is very difficult. I’ve personally seen it take years for people to agree how to use a small space, measuring twenty-five square feet. Simultaneously, I’ve witnessed bigger projects, involving large sums of money and investment, get vetoed at the last minute, in spite of over half a decade of planning. For these reasons, Continue >

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Packers Are Great!

Posted by livininsanity on February 7, 2011

Like their logo, the Green Bay Packers are great. Aaron Rodgers is the MVP – merely because you can’t give the award to the entire defense which created three turnovers and a touchdown on an interception return by Nick Collins. The Packers’ most prolific wide reciever, Jordy Nelson, dropped numerous catches, but Rodgers kept throwing the ball for over 300 yards and three touchdowns for an offense that did not run the ball often.

When the Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles (in Philly) in the first game of the playoffs, I was surpised how they shut down Mike Vick. I remained surprise by the sixth seed Packers into the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. I did not believe they would win until they actually won. For that, I give them credit. Congratulations to the winners of Super Bowl XLV.

In spite of only having 50 rushing yards (the 2nd fewest by a Super Bowl Champ), Green Bay is Great!

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Truthiness to the Rescue

Posted by livininsanity on February 3, 2011

Editor’s Note: I am not against Yahoo, I am merely for truth.

The vast majority of the sports world is familiar with Peter King’s recent gaffe involving an interview with Roger Goodell. The full story is available in this week’s “Sports Illustrated.” We all know, Peter King made an error by adding “[Steelers]” when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was NOT referring to just Pittsburgh Steelers players.

A couple days ago, I posted about Yahoo Sports running with the Dan Wetzel article “Goodell unfairly rats out Steelers over Big Ben,” in spite of the fact that Peter King retracted and corrected his error. As I said before, I think Peter King handled the situation rather well, given the circumstances.

Yahoo since amended the aforementioned article with an Editor’s Note. The note states, “Editor’s note: Sports Illustrated writer Peter King issued a clarification on a quote attributed to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.” However, the content, tone and message of the article “Goodell unfairly rats out Steelers over Big Ben” remains the same. In other words, it still bashes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for throwing the [Steelers] under the bus. But, I ask you, if the commish never said [Steelers] (as SI’s Peter King points out) why are Yahoo Sports and Dan Wetzel still trying to throw Goodell under the bus?

In my opinion, an editor’s note is the lazy way out. The article should be amended or removed. I feel like I’m learning the true colors of the players in this game and, in this regard, Yahoo’s actions have disappointed me.

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NFL Season Kicks Off!

Posted by livininsanity on September 7, 2009

For you NFL enthusiasts, see all the National Football League Week 1 Matchups, Times, Television Broadcast Stations and Predictions here.

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Jump on the Bandwagon Haters

Posted by livininsanity on October 5, 2008

Because the Washington Redskins are 4-1.  It doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict the Redskins would be awesome this season – the last time the New York Giants won the Superbowl, the Washington Redskins won the Superbowl the following year (1991/92).  And, who won the Superbowl last year?  Need I say more?  No, I do not.  History dictates that the Redskins are going to be stellar this year.  Jim Zorn helps too.

Great job Jim Zorn.  I’d also like to give a shout out to Greg Blache.


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The First Weekend of the NFL Season…

Posted by livininsanity on September 8, 2008

Is fully underway, with only two games to go and there were some surprising results.  Did the Chicago Bears actually beat the Indianapolis Colts 29-13?  Is Tom Brady out for the season, due to a possible season ending ACL injury to the knee?  That’s ironic, since this was the first week Tom Brady was not on the injury list since 2004.  You read that right.  Shifty Belichick put Tom Brady on the weekly injury list every game from 2004 until this last week.  Odd since Brady was slightly injured throughout the preseason.  Anyway, when Belichick took Brady off the injury list (when he might actually have a slight injury), it resulted in, you guessed it, an injury.  And, it might  be bad.  I can’t help but think of the word “comeupance” (is it actually a word) as bad as it may sound.

Atlanta didn’t play a stellar defense in Detroit, but how did the Falcons put up 34 points and WIN!  Crazy.  Matt Ryan’s first professional pass was a TD.  Michael Turner (former San Diego LT backup) tore it up for the Falcons.  And, it looks like the Atlanta Falcons might actually be able to beat the Georgia Bulldogs (I previously had my doubts).  To think, Atlantans might have something to cheer for already.  Crazy.

I’ll tell you, it was fun to see Brett Favre play, no matter what team he played for (The Jets).  His first play action touchdown pass was sweet – and came on a Brett Faver audible.  His second touchdown was like a hail mary “shot put.”  Those last two words are courtesy of Brett Favre himself.  And, the Jets beat the Dolphins 20-14.

I like football, I’m glad the season’s back and I look forward to the Vikings / Packers game tonight. (Sorry Denver / Oakland, I just don’t care about you.  Although, McFadden might be something to see.)

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Just to Prove White Guys Are Old

Posted by livininsanity on September 2, 2008

Just to prove white guys are old, let me point you in the direction of the National Football League (NFL) and, specifically, the Washington Redskins. White guy Jon Jansen was drafted by the Redskins in 1999 out of Michigan. Subsequently, he was a perennial starter on the offensive line, at right tackle. Injuries began slowing him down in 2004 when he had his first injury. In 2007, he got injured in the first game and missed the entire rest of the season. Now, white guy Jon Jansen is old.

A matter of days ago, Coach Jim Zorn announced Stephon Heyer would start at right tackle over Jon Jansen. Why? White guys are old. So, guess who’s replacing him. Yep, you guessed it – a young black man. Stephon Heyer. And it’s the right choice. People may argue Stephon Heyer doesn’t have enough experience, but it’s the right decision to make. Sometimes, it is necessary to pass the torch from old white guys to young black men. And, now is one of those times. Stephon Heyer joined the Redskins as an undrafted free agent – not the path you would expect to becoming a starting right tackle in the NFL – but, well, white guys are old.

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Who or What is Crazy Now?

Posted by livininsanity on August 16, 2008

Olympic doubles table tennis (ping pong).  If you thought Olympic singles ping pong was crazy and you haven’t seen doubles table tennis, then you are in for a treat.  What makes this extra ridiculous is that players must rotate hitting.  In other words, the same teammate can not hit the ball twice in a row, under any circumstances.  Obviously, this means the competitors are constantly jockeying for position and I have no clue how they do it, at all.

Chad Johnson, as usual.  Personally, I am a fan of the antics of Chad Johnson.  Admittedly, a number of people are entirely too uptight about Ocho Cinco’s antics, including the possibility that he may change his last name.

Olympic commentators prone to hyperbole to try to sell Americans.  In other words, most all Olympic commentators.  They constantly focus on the Americans, even if they have no chance of winning.  An American swimmer can be in last place with 35 meters to go and the commentators will focus on that American swimmer, as opposed to the seven other swimmers beating the American.  Sometimes, you don’t even know the name of the winner, because the commentators have been too busy talking about the American – who didn’t even earn a medal.

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The NFL Season is Just Around the Corner

Posted by livininsanity on August 4, 2008

Yesterday’s Hall of Fame Game between the Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts means the regular season is fast approaching. SWEET! (Side note to self: I can not fathom having a serious relationship with anyone who is not a football fan. So, blog readers, if you don’t like football, get lost. LOL.)

Granted, it was only an exhibition game and all that jazz, but I need to tell you about some stats. Jason Campbell had a QB rating of 157.1, while rookie Colt Brennan had a QB rating of 157.5. They combined for 14 completions on 15 pass attempts, 184 yards and 3 touchdowns, along with zero interceptions. Let me put that in perspective. The highest possible passer rating in a single game is 158.3. Campbell and Brennan both eclipsed the 157 mark.

It was an encouraging game to watch, apart from the fact that it doesn’t matter at all. Still, when the Washington Redskins drafted Colt Brennan in the 6th round, I was excited. Now, my excitement continues. Colt Brennan has a strange throwing style, but who cares if it works. And, boy does it work. He had some great throws and looked like a veteran.

Other rookies and backups looked good as well, like safety Chris Horton (2 sacks and a onside kick recovery) and 4th string running back Marcus Mason (18 rushes for 98 yards [5.4 avg]).

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