Devin Nunes: Aiding and Abetting Trump’s Treason?

Tweet Is Nunes his Trumper’s keeper? In the Genesis the Lord asked Cain “Where is Abel your brother?” Cain replied “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  The answer is supposed to be yes, we are supposed to look out for our brothers.  The flipside of the equation is to protect others from the evil intentions of our brothers.  In 1996 David Kaczynski suspected his older brother might be the Unabomber, the…

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1997 Draft Twenty Years Later: Who Was the Best Draft Pick?

Tweet Will 1997 match 1974, and produce five Hall-of-Famers?   Twenty years ago the NFL drafted two hundred and forty players, none of whom still play.  Looking back, the draft included three Pro Football Hall of Fame, but I wouldn’t credit any of those three as the best player taken in the draft.  The Rams won a Super Bowl with Orlando Pace at left tackle, and Seattle went to but…

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Defensive Backs Rarely Go Deep into NFL Careers

Tweet Can defensive backs play Cover 2 and still cover ten year careers?  Very rarely. Since 1967 and the beginning of the modern NFL draft, roughly sixteen thousand players heard their names called on draft day, roughly fourteen thousand four hundred in 2007 or earlier.  All of those fourteen thousand four hundred gained at least a possibility of playing in one hundred sixty games as a professional, but very few…

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The Safety Dance: There are not Great Safeties in Numbers

Tweet There are not a Lott of other safeties like Ronnie.   The NFL draft begins in 33 days and most mock drafts predict the Bears will draft a safety, Jamal Adams, from LSU.  I can’t offer an intelligent opinion on the relative merits of Adams or any other safety for that matter, but the Chicago Bears have been doing the safety dance for over a decade now.  The sports…

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TrumpRyancare: The Devil is in the Details

Tweet Evil: It begins with E, that rhymes with T, that stands for Trumpcare, and that means evil. The United States teeters on the brink of a Conservative Hell.  The decades-long march to this point probably began with Richard M. Nixon’s famous comment about the “silent majority” in 1968.  Until that moment the Conservative Republicans found themselves constantly trying to convince the average American his post Great Depression prosperity and…

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Neither Free Speech nor Colin Kaepernick are Welcome in the NFL

Tweet NFL owners required the military to pay before honoring war heroes, but now punish Colin Kaepernick for being unpatriotic.   On St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago Tribune reported the Chicago police department issue 468 tickets to bicyclists in 2010, and 3,301 tickets to bicyclists in 2015.  The city is on financial life support and looking for extra revenue wherever the mayor can find it.  The city claims that the…

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Jerry-Mandering: In Honor of Jerry Krause, the 10 Best Jerry Picks in the NFL Draft Since 1967

Tweet R.I.P.  Jerry Krause:  The Bulls’ boss man was a great general manager. For a guy who served as a general manager on six championship teams, Jerry Krause caught an awful lot of grief from the fans of the Chicago Bulls.  Yes, running a team with Michael Jordan on the roster meant Krause got lucky, but that’s more of an observation than a criticism of Krause’s general management.  I always…

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If You Care About the Players, it Proves You Don’t Care About the Team

Tweet In New England, the Butler did it, but the team chose not to. I never bought into the outrage over Tom Brady’s alleged cheating in the Deflategate scandal.  The issue of whether Belichick and the Patriots illegally videotaped  the practices of other teams also never bothered me all that much.  I grew reading “colorful” stories about Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders, like the one where Davis chose not…

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The Republican Whore on Health Care and the Republican War on Health Care

Tweet Dr. Gingrich’s push to end the Congressional Budget Office smacks of Fascism, but he’s okay with that. Generally speaking, in the war on Liberalism Newt Gingrich ranks no higher than a lieutenant.  He aspires to a higher rank but in reality his loyalty lies more with his personal ambition than to the cause itself.  He wants people to think of him as an important man who clawed his way…

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When it Comes to Stud Quarterbacks, Every NFL City is a One Horse Town

Tweet Quarterbacks don’t become better because they get drafted high.  They’re supposed to get drafted high because they’re better. Rumor has it the Bears might draft Pat Mahomes in the third round of the upcoming NFL draft.  I don’t know enough to offer an informed opinion on Mahomes, but let’s assume spending a third round pick on my homes boy makes sense.  That means he possesses the talent to be…

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Trumpp Exppects a Happy Ending if The GOPP pp’s all over American Healthcare

Tweet Will Trumpp and the GOPP wet the bed and deny healthcare to 10,000,000 ppeopple? When Reppublican Donald Trumpp tapps out yet another undignified and unppresidented tweet, the initial reaction of the Alt-Right extremists is happiness.  The mainstream Reppublicans don’t share the happiness because they need Trumpp’s helpp in selling the Trumppcare repplacement bill.  The Kochroaches in Congress ppretend they don’t see the apparent pparanoia that seepps through the cracks when…

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