The NFL: Thumbing its nose at fans

The National Football League sneezes and it coughs up tens of millions of dollars. The moneymaker that is the National Football League  kicks off its 97th season tonight, when the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Denver Broncos, take on the Carolina Panthers. The NFL is as popular as ever. Last year, 205 million Americans watched …

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No easy answers

Sometimes the simplest questions pose the biggest challenges. I had to fill out a registration form recently for an upcoming 5k race. The form asked the usual questions: name, address and age on the day of the race. Simple enough, but I still had to think for a second. Did the race organizers want me …

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Passing the ball: Celebrating everyday sacrifices for the good of the team

We as a society celebrate athletic excellence: the last second shot, the game winning touchdown. We rarely celebrate the hard work and the behind-the-scenes steps leading up to the game-winning act. The day after the Villanova University Wildcats won the NCAA National Championship over Goliath-like University of North Carolina, The New York Times detailed how …

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Who is the loser now?

I messed up. Several years ago, I was competing against a coworker for a prized promotion. We both knew who was in the running and that it came down who did the best on a project that we had been assigned. Unfortunately, I made a mistake, an error, at the wrong time and I didn’t …

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Super Bowl 50: A get-together unlike any other

When the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers line up across from each other tomorrow evening for Super Bowl 50, a number of records will be broken. CBS expects 189 million people will watch the game in the U.S. and around the world and increased the average cost of a 30-second Super Bowl to a record …

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