Football Is Paid Off for Patriotism by the Pentagon?

The Department of Defense buys pro-military patriotism from the NFL. I am trying to be restrained… but it’s very, very hard. Is there any major business entity not in bed with the government to rip off taxpayers? Even the NFL? From NJ.com: “Jets’ salutes honor N.J. National Guard but cost taxpayers.” When the Jets paused to honor soldiers of the New Jersey Army National Guard at home games during the past four years, it was more than a heartfelt salute to the military — it was Read more […]

Sports Stadium: Making Serfs Cheer to Get Plundered

Today’s Philosophical Public Service Moment. From KUSI: “Chargers and Raiders moving forward on L.A. stadium proposal.” The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are expected to formally announce Friday that they are working on a plan to build a $1.7 billion NFL stadium to share in the Los Angeles County city of Carson. The teams are pursuing a stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If they cannot find a permanent solution in their home markets, the teams would have Read more […]

Michael Vick Treats Creditors Better than Dogs

Michael Vick has paid down virtually all his debts even though he didn’t have to do so. As you probably know, Michael Vick was found guilty of participating in a dog-fighting club. He was sentenced to Federal prison. As a result of this drastic change in income, Vick ended up owing a lot of money. ESPN New York reports, When Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2008, his only income came from mopping floors at 12 cents an hour in the early morning hours at Leavenworth prison. Less Read more […]

NFL: Taxpayers Insure Us or No Super Bowl

The NFL expects taxpayers to foot the bill for insurance so that they can make immense private profits on the Super Bowl. So here’s the story from Businessweek: “The Unexpected Threat to Super Bowl XLIX.” If you’ve already bought tickets for Super Bowl XLIX or are looking forward to watching it with your friends and family, you may be surprised to learn that there is a chance it might not be played. Congress first needs to make a decision on renewing a piece of legislation that you Read more […]

Rams Football Players Defame Police in Public for Ferguson

There is no IQ test that qualifies pro football players —that we know. Here is the report on the Rams and Ferguson from Newser.com, “St. Louis Cops Fume Over Rams’ Ferguson Protest.” At yesterday’s game, five players for the St. Louis Rams took to the field with their hands up, showing solidarity with protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown. “We wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a heck of a job around the world,” says Read more […]

National Religious Broadcasters Stand Against Hate Speech Inquisition

Hate speech investigations nullify the First Amendment. Oh brother. If this petition is granted, any radio or television station reporting weekly football scores could lose its license. George Orwell, call your office! [See also, “Is The FCC Anti-First-Amendment Campaign Out Of The IRS Criminal Manual?”] As Broadcasting & Cable reports, “NRB Urges FCC Not to Open Proceeding on ‘Hate’ Speech.” The National Religious Broadcasters has asked the FCC not to open a proceeding on Read more […]

NFL Intolerance of Public Displays of Religion?

Can NFL intolerance get any more random and irrational? Wow, I’m sure glad the NFL has its priorities straight. You can cold-cock your fiancée in an elevator, and it takes months for any kind of sane disciplinary action, but kneel in prayer… POW!… bring out the handcuffs. How dare he! During the Chiefs’ destruction of the Patriots, Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and scored, the second touchdown of his career. After scoring, he was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, specifically Read more […]

The Real Problem with The NFL

Go ahead and put on your flack jacket and your helmet as I talk about the real problem with the NFL.  I’m a straight shooter and I am about to shoot. I make no apologies, and I offer no qualifiers for what I am about to say. I love women and children no matter their race, ethnicity, gender identity, or political persuasion, and I oppose all forms of abuse. I love the truth, speak the truth, and defend the truth no matter who it offends.  Speaking the truth about women does not make Read more […]

ESPN Televises America’s First Man-on-Man Makeout

I have watched every NFL draft on ESPN since 1987. Every single one. I’ve seen countless players react emotionally with friends and loved ones after getting drafted and realizing a life-long dream. But I can’t recall ever seeing a player make-out with his girlfriend/wife on camera afterwards, let alone gratuitously with a cake-smash as Michael Sam did with his boyfriend on national television on Sunday — courtesy of ESPN. It’s one thing to be asked to overlook a player’s personal Read more […]

Draft Day Kiss Was a Miss

I have received numerous requests to compose a commentary this week on the subject of a homosexual kiss by somebody named Michael Sam. I am sorry that I cannot comply. Michael Sam, to the best of my information, is a football player recently drafted by the Saint Louis Rams who, apparently, is publically in violation of Leviticus 18:22. That verse declares homosexual conduct to be an abomination before God.  In the very next verse, by the way, God labels bestiality as an abomination Read more […]

They Are Called Redskins As A Sign Of Respect

Here are some names of current NFL teams: Cincinnati Bengals Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders San Diego Chargers New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Minnesota Vikings Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saint Louis Rams Nowhere do we find teams named, the Losers, the Wimps, the Couch Potatoes, the Obese, the Inferior. There are a bunch of inferior and politically incorrect names Read more […]

I Want Washington Redskins Changed to Honor Italian Americans

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL had to listen to concerns about the Washington Redskins team’s nickname even if only one person is offended. If that’s the standard, then there are a whole lot of things that offend me. Where does the one-person-offended line start? I’m offended that the team isn’t named after an Italian. Why not the Washington Columbians, named after Christopher Columbus? Our nation’s capital is the District of Columbia — “Land of Columbus.” Not to Read more […]