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The Western Throne Sports are better when L.A. teams are competitive, and right now, it seems just about every L.A. team is perched at the top.  The Rams ran all over my sorry Broncos to a 6-0 record. The Chargers crushed the spirit of a

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Patriots’ Playground Beware the allure of the prospective NFL dynasty; outside of New England, there have been none in the millennium.  This isn’t the NBA, where simply acquiring the best players, á la the Golden State route, equals multiple shots at the championship. This league

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The Golden Age It’s only fitting that on the week Earl Thomas—the Seahawks all-pro safety who anchored one of the best defenses of the recent past—fractured his leg, 12 teams allowed at least 30 points and three teams allowed over 40. Thomas’ reinjury of the

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The Drought is Dead Leave it to the Cleveland Browns to send the entire NFL world into chaos. The Browns kicked off week three by ending their 635-day winning drought with a win over the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football. Of course, the

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Stranger Than Fiction For the first time in three years, I found myself at a Broncos game on a Sunday afternoon.  It wasn’t until I was piling into the Broncos Stadium—which unfortunately is still without a name—crammed into tight spaces, flesh rubbing against complete strangers,

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Gunslinger After seven brutal months, NFL football is finally back.  Yet, after the preseason moments of wild speculation, what -ifs, and pointless exhibition performances, some things never change. Tom Brady and the Patriots keep on winning, despite having arguably their worst wide-receiving core in a

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  What ever happened to the mobile quarterback revolution?  It was wasn’t too long ago that everyone thought it was only a matter of time before the dinosaur “prototype” quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning—who had the best quarterback minds but could move just

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Dear NFL, MLB, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, Stop trying to inject feigned morality into your sports, stop trying to legislate phony morality rules into your game, stop trying to lord yourselves as moral authorities.  Stop. In recent years, the NFL and MLB in particular have

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  A summer full of sports has taught me a few things: soccer is still king, the NBA off-season is infinitely more exciting than the actual season, and—much to the chagrin of American politicians and team owners—politics will never be exorcised from sports.  The 2018 World

STRANGER THAN FICTION

I am at a point in my life right now that I literally can’t think of any words to describe how I’m feeling. I’ve never thought about my own situation in life so much and been so unable to put words to what it I’m going