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How I Artfully Transformed My Friend Into An NFL Fan

Let’s face it, men are dumb. Not dumb in the sense that they have limited cognitive abilities, but in the sense that they don’t know what they don’t know. And that makes them vulnerable to outwitting and manipulation. Sports, particularly football, bring out the worst in them. Every guy I’ve ever dated had a strong opinion on some team in the NF...

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First Impressions: The Best NFL Training Camp Arrivals

If the NFL subscribes to any one thing, it is sheer pageantry. Nowhere is our loving gawkfest of men in tights better illustrated than the four or so weeks of drills and practices known as training camp. The players (and their savvy marketers) know this full well and every year they exponentially play to their audience. Fro...

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Mental X’s and O’s: Why Superstitions are Counterproductive

“Not that I give a fuck about football or about your superstitions, but if it’s me reading the signs, I don’t send the Eagles guy whose personal motto is ‘Excelsior’ to a fucking Giants game, especially when he’s already in a legal situation.” –Tiffany, Silver Linings Playbook Sports fans are notoriously superstitious. We ma...

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The League may be the best sitcom you never heard of (or that you heard of but don’t watch).  The premise is four buddies—Kevin, Pete, Ruxon, and Taco, who are so consumed with their fantasy league that they’ll engage in any caper, connivance, or tomfoolery to gain the upper hand.  It’s Seinfeldian in its attempt to intertwine absurd ...

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'The League' may be the best sitcom you never heard of (or that you've heard of but don’t watch).  The premise is four buddies—Kevin, Pete, Ruxon, and Taco, who are so consumed with their fantasy league that they’ll engage in any caper, connivance, or tomfoolery to gain the upper hand.  It’s Seinfeldian in its attempt to intertwin...

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I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to go back to school.  While the Hall of Fame game might constitute the “official” start of the NFL preseason, real fans know better.  It’s not until HBO’s “Hard Knocks” gets underway that it feels like football, real football, is finally upon us.  With the 2011 lockout forcing cancellation of...

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