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Chris Kluwe And Minnesota Vikings In Crass Action Suit

Chris Kluwe And Minnesota Vikings In Crass Action Suit

There’s something rotten in the state of Minnesota, and for once it’s not the Vikings’ performance on the field. I’m talking about Chris Kluwe’s suit against the Vikings and the team’s clueless response...
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St. Louis Rams And New York Giants Ripe For Playoffs

St. Louis Rams And New York Giants Ripe For Playoffs

Which NFC teams that were playing golf or sunning themselves during the postseason may have some real work during the upcoming playoffs? You can bet that a large number of sportswriters will trot out their usual favorite picks: the Bears and Cowboys...
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Three Teams Will Drop Out Of The NFL Elite

Three Teams Will Drop Out Of The NFL Elite

Which playoff teams from last year are most likely to drop from their lofty perch this season? Inquiring minds want to know. The parity in the NFL means that someone will fall from the playoffs. Nothing stays the same; you either get better or worse...
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Falcons And Vikes Have Steep Climbs Ahead

Falcons And Vikes Have Steep Climbs Ahead

First in a series. Parity is the name of the game in the NFL. Or is it? My next two columns will focus on teams who were in the playoffs in 2012 but fell to the status of also-rans in 2013...
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NFLPA Is Barking, But Will It Bite?

NFLPA Is Barking, But Will It Bite?

In case you missed it, DeMaurice Smith of the Players’ Union fired a shot across the bow of commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFLPA executive director discussed several crucial, timely issues during an interview with ESPN’s Sal Palantonio...
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NFL To Expand Playoffs, But When?

NFL To Expand Playoffs, But When?

Commissioner Roger Goodell will preside over the owners’ meeting in a few weeks. One of the key issues to be discussed will be an expanded postseason...
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