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Military Appreciation Day

I’m a ghost of the ghost of my former self from a time we poked fun at the foibles of men laughing at Bilko and Navy McHale recognizing schemers without fail even in uniform. Not so anymore.  No need to … Continue reading

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NLRB Rules Against College Football Players

Well the college football season will soon be upon us and here in Florida as well as in the rest of the country the hysteria will continue until the national champion is crowned.  Having attended City University of New York … Continue reading

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NFL is Paid to “Salute the Troops!”

How many of you sat around last Fall watching the NFL games on Sunday – or Thursday, Saturday or Monday? Or maybe you were in the stadium watching the grand spectacle – America’s form of Team Gladiator? I did. How … Continue reading

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So The NFL Playoffs Are Here!

I turned 14 in 1956,  was a sophomore in high school and the Dodgers had lost the World Series in 7 games to the hated Yankees. That was the year of Don Larsen’s perfect 5th game which I watched on my 12″ black and … Continue reading

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The Plantation System of Big Time College Sports

Last August 29 I posted a piece entitled “College Football and Unionism”. https://toritto.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/college-football-and-unionism/ In it I pointed out the obvious: college football  is big business; television contracts worth billions, “branding” by universities, coaches and athletic directors earning in the millions, … Continue reading

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