Category Archives: Football

Some of LeBron James on the Politics of Sports


LeBron James on the Politics of Sports

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Tony Dungy on the Super Bowl


Ex NFL Head Coach Tony Dungy on the Super Bowl

Lou Holtz on Disrespecting the Flag


Lou Holtz on the NFL's problem of direspecting the flag by players who take the knee

Jesse Jackson on Taking a Knee


Jessie Jackson on the NFL Taking The Knee to Protest Donald Trump

Some of Rush Limbaugh on the NFL Taking the Knee for the National Anthem


Rush Limbaugh on the NFL Taking the Knee for the National Anthem

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Giving a Flying Flip on NFL Coin Tosses


Giving a Flying Flip on NFL Coin Tosses

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle on the Synod on the Family


Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle on the Synod on the Family

President Obama on Deflate-Gate


Barack Obama on Deflate-Gate

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A Bit on Jim Harbaugh on The American Sniper






It is as rare as a rocking horses manure that a campus screening of a Hollywood major motion picture makes the news, much less the sports section, but we live in interesting times.

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was scheduled to show “The American Sniper”, the 2014 highest grossing motion picture about a Navy Seal who served four combat tours .  But the “American Sniper” screening was cancelled because of an open letter published by some U of M Muslim students which claimed that the Chris Kyle biopic ab that the film about the decorated Navy Seal was about “a racist who took a disturbing stance on murdering Iraqi civilians.” Aside from that blood liable, the letter worried that  American Sniper “not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim … rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer.”

Even this University of Michigan equivocation did not score well with incoming Wolverine football coach Jim Harbaugh.  Harbaugh took to Twitter to unabashedly show support to Chris Kyle and “The American Sniper”.
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Falcons Fined for Faux Fan Noise


 

Atlanta Falcons fans have had little to cheer about over the last couple of seasons as the team went 3-5 at home during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  The Falcons organization sought to fire up their fans by playing an audio file with fake crowd noise to make it sound louder in the Georgia Dome.  
 

 
After an investigation by the NFL, it was determined the Falcons faux fan noise was a direct violation of league rules. Falcon’s owner and chairman Arthur Blank issued a mea culpa which admitted to the forbidden practice.  
 
 Consequently, the Falcons will forfeit a fifth round draft choice in 2016 and will be fined $350,000.  Roddy White, the events marketing director who spearheaded the artificial crowd noise, is no longer with the Falcons.  Falcon President Richard McKay has been suspended from the NFL Competition Committee .
 
The Atlanta Falcons are in the process of constructing the New Atlanta Stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, which has been the Falcon’s home since 1992.  The NFL ought to ensure that the $1.4 billion pinwheel roof stadium does not have a sound system like Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel which “goes to 11”