Yellow Ostrich recently re-released their debut full-length album and embarked on a tour. They are a cohesive unit, but if the World Series doesn't tear the band apart, the Super Bowl will.
On a professional level, I will never forget that time as an executive with the Packers, as we were scheduled to play the Giants a few miles from Ground Zero that weekend.
(The problem with pre-writing a post and scheduling it to my main property -- Snarkin' the NFL -- is that I forget to re-post to my syndication sites...
At a time where we celebrate labor in this country, the NFL's labor force is drastically reduced as teams pare their rosters for the opening of the season. Prior to this weekend, there were approximately 2800 players in the NFL; now there are approximately 1900, as a third of the workforce has been scrubbed.
"I feel like we are the Miami Heat of the NFL," newly-signed Eagles defensive end Jason Babin wrote on Twitter Saturday. "Except we win the final game."
The silver lining of this lockout has been that it has exposed the way the NFL does business, and I'm not talking about rookie wage scales, salary caps or revenue sharing. I'm talking about the way it views its fans, or, more accurately, its customers.
Peyton Manning may go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks of all time, but his team is struggling to meet his contract demands.
The situation in Dallas, Texas is drastic. Millions of men are outside of their houses playing with their children, feigning a sort of happiness that can't possibly be genuine. It is November 13th, 2011, and there is no football.
As we lurch into a bumpy ride to the finish of the two-year negotiation between NFL Owners and Players, the issue holding up an agreement that both sides have claimed to want for several months is the continuing drama about rookie salaries.
It's a good thing they read the papers over there. Libya is scheduled to host the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament in 2013. But according to reports, "Other options are being considered." Really?
The billionaires and wannabees are already hovering over the Dodgers. Why must we in Los Angeles be relegated to taking a chance on another soap opera, too much debt service, and hidden agendas.
Ultimately, all the legal wrangling and courtroom football of this lockout may defer to the core reality of a good number of players needing to start receiving their checks.
Yesterday, Republicans in the House passed a bill with no Democratic support to cut off funding for NPR altogether and to restrict local public radio stations from using federal funds from buying programing from NPR.
Educators did not cause today's deficit problem. But it is easier to target educators rather than the financial, insurance and banking industries that did.
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot.
The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.