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Response to swayne (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 12:58 PM

5. Nah, the lesson here is that NFL stands for "Not For Long"

Johnson had looked good in his comeback.
A couple of his teammates thought so too.
They had his back even if it meant standing
up to the coach. And the Commissioner.

I've been watching the show because Coach
Philbin is the new head coach for the Dolphins
and I've always liked the guy. He's not one of
those a-holes with a bulging vein in his forehead.

But you could tell he was really upset. Don't
know if it shows in your clip, but his left hand
does this little dance on his own knee. If the
cameras weren't turned on, they might have
had an entirely different conversation.

Twenty or 30 or 40 years ago ("What would
Vince have done," is what we ask in Wisconsin),
the game had room for misbehaving star wide
receivers. Lombardi put up with a lot from some
of his.

But for me, this was "Reality TeeVee" versus
the Game of Football and these days, because
of all the royalties and money involved, it's No
Contest.

You can see the same thing with the judge's
recent "non-ruling" on Jonathan Vilma's legal
challenge. The judge was clearly on Vilma's
side but made no ruling. It might not have made
any difference if there's no "jurisdiction" -- or if
there's so much money on one side, and so
little on the other (by comparison) that it
makes sense to ask them to work it out on
their own. (Off camera.)

The Head Coaches, the Star Players, the
average players, they all might as well be
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Strutting their
game with a small "s", at a petty pace, until
the next face fills the screen.

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