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Posts Tagged ‘NFL

Matters of Corporate Expediency

September 13, 2014

It’s been some years since I swore off my allegiance to corporate entities. I used to get a kick out of shopping (pick a holiday). I used to search high and low for my favorite brand name; hell, I used to love the NFL! Things have changed since I’ve grown up—and out of love with […]

The Jewish Rule of Exception

June 26, 2014

This battle for respect is nothing new. Washington’s professional football team said as much. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Washington Redskins’ name is “disparaging of Native Americans” and should be stripped of trademark protection — a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename […]

Lose Until You Change

November 26, 2013

Some people never change; those people never win.  If history is any indicator human truths, the “moral arc of the universe” is severely crooked, because some people are not trying to change.  What I know is that though America’s moral arc is crooked as hell, it will change.  It’s just that those who refuse to, […]

The Richie Incognito Apology Tour

November 17, 2013

I opined on the issue of Richie Incognito’s suspension from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins on yesterday’s show. Incognito went on Fox Sports to give a rationale for his untoward conduct toward at least one particular teammate.  The issue of racism fell at the center of the rift.  Incognito blamed the culture, the object of his […]

The Unusual Spiral

December 12, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 11, 2012     By Perry Redd   We just witnessed two tragedies in the span of a week. The late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Saturday at the Kansas City home they shared with their 3-month-old […]

Where Is Our Priority?

October 3, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 2, 2012 By Perry Redd   America is insane.  The American people are the most wishy-washy, forked-tongued, easily-mislead people on earth.  The NFL referee strike/lockout is over.  Football is supposedly, back to normal.  That employee-employer tug-of-war seemed to incense this country and the general […]