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Roger Goodell Should Have Let Players Handle ‘Bounty’ Punishment

I’m not going to pretend that I know more than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. He’s a smart guy. He was presented all of the facts. He personally knows all of the parties. And at the end of the day, he was appointed to role of decision-maker because he, above all, understands how to make the NFL better. And it has certainly worked. The NFL is the highest-rated and most popular sport in America. But despite what I believe were his best intentions, the punishments handed out today to the New Orleans Saints were ridiculous.

Everyone is probably familiar with the story by now. The Saints defense operated a bounty system over the past three seasons that compensated players for injuring the opposition. For example, if you knocked the QB or another star player out of the game you might collect $10,000.

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The Spin Cycle – Bullfighting, Human Fighting, and Dodgeball

It happens to be a slow time in the sports world, but that does not stop me and Sow from having a full discussion this week. We weave seamlessly from topic to topic, being sure to hit all the important points: a renegade bull in Spain, LeGarette Blount punching somebody yet again, and Sow’s big win at a dodgeball tournament in Louisville. Continue reading

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The Spin Cycle – Favre, Good Music, and More

In a special Friday edition of the weekly podcast, Sow and I discuss being suckered in by the Brett Favre drama once again, A-Rod and his 600th homerun, and the Shaq vs. Jim Rome feud. Then we get into an extremely intellectual discussion about the place of sports in our society (we are Yale guys after all…) and finish up with some discussion about Lalapalooza and the state of music in general. Continue reading

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The Faux-Lympic Games

Tweet Alright, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Yes, at long last I have returned from my vacation to historic Charleston, South Carolina. No, that’s not a joke, I actually went on a family vacation to the Palmetto State, … Continue reading

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Dunking With The Stars

Tweet I was watching SportsCenter for the 4th time today when I saw some highlights of Terrell Owens (while they were saying that he was the one pro-bowl caliber player that they wouldn’t want on their team). One of the … Continue reading

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