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Deion Sanders’ appearance on “60 Minutes” was pseudo-prime time

You’re unlikely to mention CBS’ “60 Minutes,” known for exposing scam artists, this Sunday. But it was greatly deceived by Prime Time. ADVERTISEMENT In October, Deon Sanders, then general manager of majority-black Jackson State University, was touted as an intelligent and understanding savior of the school’s moribund football program and its needy, care-hungry African-American players. … Read more

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More should – and should not – be said in the world of sports

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Coffee taste like mud? Sure, it was this morning. Notes, quotes, and goats for Sunday morning: ADVERTISEMENT It seems that when Robert Salih isn’t coaching the Jets, he’s spending a lot of time watching football on TV. Here’s what he had to say, last week, about not playing RB James Robinson against the Bears: James’ … Read more

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Fox’s record-breaking NFL ratings prove that no one watches the announcers

How much is that dog in the window? ADVERTISEMENT If you ever needed more evidence that sports TV executives — those who ostensibly know what’s best for viewers — act on wish, consider the following: Giants Game – Thanksgiving Cowboys on Fox It established the record as the most watched regular season game since 1988when … Read more

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Rest “matches” in Farce NBA mean the season has to be a very long one

It was the perfect night and the perfect place to get tickets to the perfect NBA game. ADVERTISEMENT Kicking off Thanksgiving week, Monday, the Pelicans are at home against the star-studded NBA champion Warriors. There was a home-only crowd in attendance—18,589 in an arena with a listed capacity of 17,900. And it was a costly … Read more

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It cost the USMNT’s switch of prevention and defense strategy the World Cup win

If the most ambitious and monumental defense prevention solution in modern history – France’s 280-mile Maginot Line built in the 1930s to prevent a German invasion – has proven to fail so miserably, what makes football coaches of both kinds think they can succeed? ? ADVERTISEMENT Preemptive defenses are footballs version of institutionalized insanity, or … Read more

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The third Down Virus epidemic affects football watchability

As reader Mark Morley reminds us, “It’s not rocket surgery.” ADVERTISEMENT I don’t need to explain, not here, how third-down plays are often the most important in most games. And so, unless someone or something in the stands, say, in third and third, does something important—stealing mustard cans, or brandishing a nuclear warhead, or a … Read more

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Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup is a very bad joke you won’t hear

Here’s the best way to do that: ADVERTISEMENT Take the thumb and forefinger of either hand, place them on your nose, and squeeze them. Here you are! This is called holding your nose. The World Cup will start next Sunday, and it will also be shown in the United States on Fox (the noise is … Read more

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Exact details of John Smoltz’s international series pull broadcast

I admit it. I feel jealousy, envy and resentment a little more. That’s why I can’t have nice things. ADVERTISEMENT Throughout this global series, you’ve had the option of keeping yourself safe by throwing off the sound of Fox’s John Smoltz’s relentless, sleep-inspiring recipes that have reduced the series to a late-night treat for your … Read more

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