If I was the Pittsburgh Steelers I’d Sue the NFL Over this…

...because if there is one thing that they don't need is for the New England Patriots and Tom Brady to have one more reason to think of themselves as underdogs, hated by the NFL and wanting revenge: Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers … and … and? The fourth playoff quarterback never appeared in the championship round … Continue reading If I was the Pittsburgh Steelers I’d Sue the NFL Over this…

What can the NFL Playoffs teach us about School Choice?

Starting this week I will be an occasional contributor for Watchdog.org. My first piece for them is titled: The NFL playoffs can teach a lesson about competition and school choice We are under two weeks away from one of America’s greatest sports spectacles, the Super Bowl, the televised pinnacle of competition in American football. That … Continue reading What can the NFL Playoffs teach us about School Choice?

Has the NFL reached “peak stadium”?

By Steve Eggleston A week after completing a regular season that saw the fewest local blackouts of games, two, due to not "selling out" stadiums, the National Football League nearly saw three of its four playoff games blacked out. It took businesses buying thousands of tickets in Cincinnati, Green Bay, and Indianapolis after the 72-hour … Continue reading Has the NFL reached “peak stadium”?

Football, Elections and narratives

This weekends NFL games are an excellent metaphor on the more tragic events of this past weekend. Looking at the Wild card games 3 times out of 4 the home team (the actual division winner) lost. The one exception was when the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks, after a week of breast beating concerning their presence in … Continue reading Football, Elections and narratives