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    NFL's Declining Viewership: One Slice at a Time

    I'm almost certain you were correct the first time. He sees the reduction in income partially offset by a reduction in expenses. So they must give money back to the networks, but his silver lining is that the owners get to reduce player salaries.
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    The Week 15 Game Thread

    Perhaps his association with AdvoCare? It's a stretch but I can't think of any other reason.
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    2016 Colts: Always a Banner Year

    It has also been four years since a Colts player accomplished this, which makes it more funny/stupid to celebrate. Especially in a loss.
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    2016 Colts: Always a Banner Year

    That Frank Gore rushed for 100 yards.
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    TB Suspension: Cheater free to play again

    In addition, Roger Goodell compared the infraction to PED usage so it would make sense to compare Brady's punishment to the agreement governing PED suspensions. In those cases, suspensions are for "regular and/or postseason games." If the NFL does not distinguish the relative importance of...
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    Eduardo Rodriguez optioned to Triple A

    A few years ago, the LA Times had an interesting article about pitching coaches. A couple of interesting quotes: Some pitching coaches say their job title is misleading because, with countless hours of video work, tedious bullpen sessions and long game-planning meetings, they spend very little...
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    TB Suspension: Cheater free to play again

    Not to mention that the initial readings were estimates and not recorded. Nonsense indeed.
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    TB Suspension: Cheater free to play again

    Not only that, but the public was clearly receptive to any narrative of the Patriots cheating. Had the Patriots ignored the gag order, they would have: 1) appeared defensive; 2) violated the gag order, unnecessarily providing ammunition for a penalty; 3) convinced absolutely no one outside of...
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    #DFG: Canceling the Noise

    Shouldn't the NFLPA fight for the return of the draft picks? It's one fewer player drafted. More significantly, based on the estimates from, the 32nd player picked in 2016 is going to get screwed. The information below shows the draft pick, team, overall contract...
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    Why Do I Continue to Read Peter King?

    The Steelers/Bengals game horrified Peter King, and as the NFL's moral barometer, he wants the players to think of the children. This is what America—families watching together, fathers, mothers and children, teens, college kids, everyone else along the football spectrum, all important...
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    NFL Week 15 Game Thread

    The NFL: causing domestic unrest since 1920.
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    2015 Dolphins: Fire the Lazor!

    In tonight's game, Tannehill had 5.75 yards per passing attempt while Miller had 7.42 yards per carry, yet the new OC had Tannehill throw 41 times while limiting Miller to 12 carries. The game was close throughout... I just don't get it.
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    NFL officiating

    Not necessarily. Are you familiar with the rip move? The rushing lineman purposely lifts the offensive lineman's arm up and sometimes even pins the arm to his chest, which makes the offensive lineman much easier to move. Once the defensive lineman gets an angle, he rips the offensive lineman's...
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    ITP Scouts The Patriots WR Injury Crisis: The Process and Game Plan

    Thank you for the gracious response. I felt conflicted submitting my response. Anyway, I'll try to write up something, as it's only fair to open myself up to criticism. :) ITP does churn out some content that I found incredibly informative, and the Mark Schofield article I linked is a great...
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    ITP Scouts The Patriots WR Injury Crisis: The Process and Game Plan

    Soxfan121 – I think the ITP effort is great and I love the idea. However, I find myself rarely venturing over to the site. I feel that the articles pose interesting questions and ideas, but the execution sometimes lacks direction, genuine insight, or depth of analysis. Today was no exception. I...
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    Why Do I Continue to Read Peter King?

    I think he sees the scores as a near-mirror image of each other:   Fourth loss, first win: 2-1, 2-1 Third loss, second win: 3-1, 3-2 Second loss, third win: 5-3, 5-4 First loss, fourth win: 3-1, 4-2   Is this anything of note? Of course not. It might be interesting if each game had the same...
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    HS Football Players Target Ref with Cheap Shots

    I believe the argument is that if the hit on the referee--a full-grown man--deserves national scorn, then a blindside hit on a teenage QB deserves equal attention. And if a blindside hit on a teenage QB deserves national attention, then football itself is inherently dangerous. Ergo, if you find...
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    2015 Patriots 53-man Roster & Practice Squad Watch

    Edmund,   I understand Marciano and TheShynessClinic's alarm. A season-ending injury to a fringe player on a non-guaranteed contract with little signing bonus money is nothing less than tragic.   In your defense, however, there is more to the story. Tyms overcame an abusive, troubled childhood...
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    #DFG: Canceling the Noise

    IANAL, but I don't believe that a fine versus a suspension changes the scope. A sports commissioner must remain independent of the owners--it is an unusual situation in which the commissioner must remain autonomous and independent of the owners who hired him/her. If team owners exert pressure on...
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    #DFG: Canceling the Noise

    Brady has a contract with the Patriots for the next three seasons and it pays him less than the market rate. So, how would he benefit from allowing Roger and the owners to focus on selling the NFL brand? Mind you, these are the same folks who just trampled his own TB12 brand.