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The world is becoming a more equitable place.  The Bush tax cuts are about to expire, the uninsured are finally going to receive health coverage, and now, the team that loses the coin toss in an NFL playoff overtime game doesn’t have to worry about the other team throwing a couple completions and kicking a 50-yard field goal to win the game without having its own chance to respond. Sean Payton, coach of last year’s Super Bowl-winning New Orleans–who (not coincidentally) beat Minnesota in the NFC Championship last year by doing just that– declared yesterday that the new overtime rules…

Suffering from a case of NFL withdrawal? Well, cheer up because The Wise Guy is here to give you a regular dose of, well, let’s call it methadone.  The off-season.  When the past is merely prologue to a bright future of new players, new schemes and, if you’re Jerry Jones, new botox injections and hair plugs. To “kickoff” the excitement (get it?), we’ll be discussing byzantine rules of NFL free agency. The basic rule is this: for the 2010 season, an NFL player not under contract must have at least 6 years of experience to be an unrestricted free agent, like,…