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-DONOVAN MCNABB DIDN’T KNOW THAT NFL GAMES COULD END IN TIES

McNabb is turns 32 this week.  In his time on this earth, there have been 15 NFL ties—including 2 since he joined the league since 1999.  He absolutely should have known.  Most fans do. But his not knowing is further proof that just because you play football doesn’t mean you’re a fan of football.  To some, it’s just a demanding job that they get too focused on to notice a little thing like the outcome of games other than your own.

 

-SPARANO OR SHANNON – WHO’S DOING A BETTER JOB

Sparano—but both are thinking outside of the box to maximize their team’s strengths and hide their weaknesses.

 

-TIM TEBOW – SHOULD HE STAY IN SCHOOL OR SHOULD HE GO PRO?

The risk of injury is so great in football, I always vote for getting paid sooner than later.  And this year, after Georgia’s Matthew Stafford and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, no other qb’s are that well thought of by NFL scouts.  If Tebow finds out from NFL teams that he is sure to be picked within the first 50 picks of the draft, I say he should come out now.  Otherwise, stay in school for one more year of seasoning.

 

-A REF MISTAKENLY NULLIFY’S A LATE TOUCHDOWN IN THE PITTSBURGH/SAN DIEGO GAME.  DESPITE THE CALL NOT AFFECTING THE GAME’S OUTCOME, THE NFL WILL TRY TO CHANGE A RULE TO ALLOW SECOND CALL TO REPLAY BOOTH

There are lots of questionable, game altering calls every week, but the NFL doesn’t jump to make a midseason rule change in those cases.  What’s the difference here?  Gambling.  I think the NFL wants to avoid the appearance of refs directly influencing a game outcome for gambling purposes.  (By the way, $65 million dollars of legal betting was affected by the reversal of that Pittsburgh touchdown.)

 

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