Deflate-gate calls for willing suspension of disbelief

To enjoy the performance at the movies and in theater, audience members often have to suspend their connection with reality.  So, too, with another form of entertainment, professional football.  Is it really possible that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, legendary masters of detail and planned execution, knew absolutely nothing about the under-inflation of footballs?  Remember Captain …

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New solutions for NFL Neanderthals

I'm with Karl Rove, at least on this: Condoleezza Rice should replace Roger Goodell as head of the National Football League.  Goodell has been a toady for the owners, who get fat profits from leaving the game just where it is. Despite lip service to the contrary, they have accepted barbaric behavior from the players …

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Myra Kraft, a grand and grounded lady

Back on January 14, 2006, after winning three successive Superbowls, the New England Patriots lost the AFC Divisional playoff to Denver by a score of 27 to 13. For days most New England fans felt depressed, hung over, a knot in the pits of their stomachs.Two days after the loss, I stood behind Myra Kraft …

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