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A Return to the Past?

Stan Kroenke, Owner of the St. Louis Rams recently purchased real estate in Los Angeles. Does it signal the Rams return to L.A.? If so, what are the hoops and hurdles that must be jumped through and over in order for the original L.A. football team to return?

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Sam I Am: NFL Draft Prospect Aims to Break Barriers, Become the First Openly Gay Athlete Active in a Major U.S. Professional Sport

Throughout history, the law has been used to effect change in our culture. The law acts as the key that unlocks society’s box of possibilities. For that reason and more, Michael Sam and other players who wish to actively participate in the NFL as an openly gay man (or woman) are advised to acclimate themselves with relevant state and federal law, as well as the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”).

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Tight End, Or Not Tight End: That is Graham’s Question

Jimmy Graham, the all-world “tight end” of the New Orleans Saints, who resembles a giraffe with a gym membership far more closely than a human, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this March. The Saints organization, however, has predictably vowed to prevent Graham from donning a different uniform this fall, even if that entails hitting Graham with the Franchise Tag.

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Super Bowl Saturday?

The Super Bowl is on Sunday. It always has been, and it always will? Every year there is a new push to make the day after the Super Bowl a national holiday. But so far, no such luck. I want to offer up a second possibility. Host the Super Bowl on Saturday. Think about it. No work the next day means no worrying about “over-consumption” (at least not from a hangover standpoint, you should never drink and drive), and no worrying about getting to bed on time.

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If Tomlin Summoned His Inner Polamalu… And Brought Jones Down

Mike Tomlin, the 2010 Lombardi Trophy-hoisting head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, uncharacteristically thrust himself into the limelight during a Thanksgiving night game against the rival Baltimore Ravens.  Tomlin seemingly attempted to impede kick return extraordinaire Jacoby Jones’ path to the end zone by standing extremely close to the playing …

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