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F and N

I have another f-word in mind, as in "this is really f------ stupid."

As the NFL considers banning the use of the n-word among its players, some wonder whether the f-word, a slang term for a homosexual, will be far behind.

The circus is in town

John Elway: Hey, I'd have no problem in drafting Michael Sam:

Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end and linebacker from Missouri who is projected to go in the middle rounds of the NFL draft May 8-10, announced Sunday that he is gay.


Near the end of the Super Bowl yesterday, a friend texted, "What happened to the Broncos?" I texted back: "Total collapse when it mattered most. Inexplicable."

That was a flip, spur-of-the-moment comment, but I wouldn't change it today except to perhaps make it a little more artful. Reading the mountain of commentary hasn't made it more understandable. Stuff like this:

Posted in: Sports, TV

Extra points

My first thought about this was "No way, leave the damn game alone," but then I decided I was being too reactonary. Everything changes, so why not football?

The NFL is reportedly considering abolishing the extra point after touchdowns as part of its scoring system. 

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"All phases"

Watching the Colts game Sunday was such a painful experience that I couldn't post about immediately. Now that time has dimmed the memory and I can almost get back to an "oh, well, it's only a game" mentality, I can finally say what I think happened (if the opinion of a mere fan counts for anything).

It's a variation of this:

Line, crossed

Sometimes The Onion goes so far in its humor that it makes some people uncomfortable. This is one of those times:

Teachable moment

Despicable us

Where does political correctness go to die? Why, Fort Wayne, of course:

The national debate over whether the NFL's Washington Redskins should change their nickname isn't resonating at Fort Wayne North Side High School, which has the same nickname.

A team effort

This still seems wrong to me:

East Allen County Schools board voted Tuesday night to allow homeschooled students to participate on the district's high school athletic teams.

[. . .]

EACS officials believe the district is the first in the state to allow homeschooled athletes to play for IHSAA member schools.

Midwest values