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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #25 on: Jan 5th, 2006, 4:30pm »
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Now, vis-a-vis the post immediately prior, this is REAL "good news"...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL sets attendance mark
The Sports Network: NFL (05.01.2006 15:15)
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #26 on: Mar 9th, 2006, 3:24am »
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Even though we had a thread dedicated to this topic, I thought the announcement of this GREAT news merited being appended to this one...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Owners approve union deal, labor peace back to NFL
SI.com: NFL (09.03.2006 02:22)
 
It's a goooood morning to wake up an NFL fan and fantasy football "fanaddict"!!!
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #27 on: Mar 28th, 2006, 3:17pm »
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Even if not downright "good news" per se, it's at least a hell of a lot of fun to day-dream about...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
2006 Sneak Peek
About.com: Football (28.03.2006 07:45)
The NFL has yet to release the 2006 regular-season schedule, but Monday, the league issued a sneak peek at some of the more notable match-ups to look forward to. Keeping with recent tradition, the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers will...
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #28 on: Mar 29th, 2006, 5:07pm »
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Not so sure this is how I envision the gap between East and West, America and China specifically, being bridged, but... here it is...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL considering playing preseason game in Beijing
ESPN: NFL (29.03.2006 17:01)
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Wednesday the league is  
considering playing a preseason game in Beijing next summer, one year before the Olympics are staged there.

 
American football is SO VERY Americana, despite baseball's being our "national pastime".  It's a very "involved" game, I would say, furthermore, in a distinctively American way, and not cheap to do right, mind you.  I don't think, vis-a-vis basketball, baseball and soccer, it will ever be a great candidate for a "World League" sport.  I think it will always have trouble vying for hearts and minds the world over.  At least, it's going to have a hard time finding an audience in a 1) culturally, politically, socially, etc., isolated country like China, 2) whose values are derived from a yin-yang tradition that does not put much stock in a "might is right" mindset, which is quite a bit at the heart of American football, as it was for our ancient Greek predecessors and their gladiators. In short, China does not have a "gladiator" tradition.
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #29 on: Mar 29th, 2006, 10:24pm »
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I think this is indirect "good news"...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Tougher penalties go into effect for steroids dealers
ESPN: NFL (29.03.2006 20:15)
Drug dealers, coaches or athletes who distribute steroids could now face harsher sentences after the government made an "emergency" change to its federal sentencing guidelines.
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #30 on: Mar 31st, 2006, 5:41pm »
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Definite "feel good" story here...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Favre, McNair give $150K to Miss. football programs
ESPN: NFL (31.03.2006 16:48)
Brett Favre and Steve McNair, in connection with the NFL Youth Football Fund, have handed out 20 checks totaling $150,000 to help local football programs in south Mississippi recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #31 on: Apr 1st, 2006, 7:10pm »
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Nothing but great PR here...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Tour of U.S. military bases in the Balkans and Persian Gulf
NFL.com (01.04.2006 09:15)
 
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #32 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 12:15am »
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For our "viewing pleasure"...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
To improve Sunday nights, NFL schedule remains flexible
ESPN: NFL (05.04.2006 08:45)
The NFL plans to hold off scheduling Sunday night games in seven of the final eight weeks -- just as playoff races start heating up -- to ensure the best games are played on NBC.
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #33 on: Apr 16th, 2006, 4:21am »
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Nice gesture of support for a foundation whose namesake is a true NFL man of courage, valor and principle... From "The REAL Feed":
 
Plummer among 8,000 to participate in Tillman race
ESPN: NFL (15.04.2006 19:51)
Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer was one of more than 8,000 people who participated in the 4.2-mile "Pat's Run" Saturday, raising $350,000 for the foundation established to honor Pat Tillman's memory.

 
Way to go, Jake!
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #34 on: Apr 20th, 2006, 2:53pm »
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To me this is good news...  But, with the qualification that, UNLIKE baseball, they MUST maintain a reasonable level of parity and NOT parody...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL reassures fans that Bills should stay
USA TODAY: NFL (20.04.2006 14:35)
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue reassured a New York senator and jittery Buffalo Bills fans Thursday that the league's new labor ...
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #35 on: May 4th, 2006, 2:49am »
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From "The REAL Feed":
 
Young gives draft-day jersey to child with Hodgkin's
ESPN: NFL (04.05.2006 01:32)
New Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young didn't hold onto his draft day jersey for long. He's passed it on to a 12-year-old fan with Hodgkin's Disease.

 
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #36 on: May 24th, 2006, 8:26pm »
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"'Good News' for the NFL" of a bit of a different sort than this thread typically regards...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
State revokes license of doctor who gave steroids to NFL players
SI.com: NFL (24.05.2006 18:30)
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #37 on: May 27th, 2006, 4:12pm »
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Again, as per my post above, I don't really know if this is good news or not...  But, I think we think it is...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL ponders two regular-season games abroad
FOXSports.com :: NFL (27.05.2006 14:31)
The NFL has proposed playing two regular-season games outside the United States starting in 2008, league officials said Saturday.  
 
Mark Waller, head of NFL international development, said the proposal to play abroad was put to team owners Tuesday in Denver. It came after the 49ers and Cardinal...

 
"American" football is so American that I just see the spread of the NFL (if it were to succeed, a big IF, mind you) giving the "international" community yet one more reason to play the "American hegemony" card, which sucks.
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #38 on: Jun 13th, 2006, 6:07am »
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Here's some substantive philanthropy...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Youth Football Camp Taught by Top NFL Pro Bowl Players to Offer Youth and Displaced Hurricane Katrina Victims Camp Scholarships
PR Web: Sports (13.06.2006 04:14)
Pro Power Football Camp is where Pros make the difference! NFL's Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys / Hall of Fame 1994), Santana Moss (Washington Redskins), Clinton Portis (Washington Redskins), Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman (San Diego Chargers), Chad Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals) and others ...
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #39 on: Jun 15th, 2006, 10:01am »
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I don't know if this is "good", per se, but it's interesting...  It's a spreading-out of the NFL to a place (unlike China) where I think the NFL has a fighting chance to catch on (in the not-so-far-off) future...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
DUO GET NFL CALL-UP
Sporting Life: NFL (15.06.2006 08:05)
Two Britons are among eight European-based players called up to NFL team practice squads this year.
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #40 on: Jun 27th, 2006, 7:12pm »
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This is gotta be considered "good news", right? ... From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL adds amphetamines to banned substances list
ESPN: NFL (27.06.2006 12:30)
The NFL has added amphetamines to the list of performance enhancing drugs banned by its policy against steroids and related substances and, beginning with the 2007 season, will toughen sanctions against players who test positive.

 
Another performance enhancer bites the dust...
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« Reply #41 on: Jul 19th, 2006, 1:52am »
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The "barrior" was really broken in the NFL...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Senate commemorates NFL's integration (AP)
Yahoo! News: Democratic Party (18.07.2006 21:38)
The Senate marked the 60th anniversary of pro football's permanent integration with a resolution Tuesday that will be part of the NFL's commemoration at its Hall of Fame game next month. In 1946, a year before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's race barrier, Bill Willis and Marion Motley joined th...
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #42 on: Aug 10th, 2006, 11:57pm »
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This seemed to be "good news"...  A little ditty about the "real" people under the helmet...  A very "human", if not good, bunch...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Ten Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know
About.com: Football (10.08.2006 21:13)
With Maurice Clarett safely behind bars and no Bengals players getting arrested today, I thought I'd take a lighter look at the NFL. Here are ten trivial facts you...
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #43 on: Aug 27th, 2006, 5:48pm »
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From "The REAL Feed"...  Again, I don't really necessarily take this to be "good news",... but... it is what it is...
 
Report: Seahawks-Pats to play in China next summer
ESPN: NFL (27.08.2006 13:20)
The NFL reportedly is ready to expose the hard-hitting game of American football to Chinese fans next year.

 
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #44 on: Sep 1st, 2006, 3:28am »
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This sounds like good news for the NFL...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Five NFL teams worth over $1 billion
FOXSports.com :: NFL (31.08.2006 22:19)
Five teams, led by the Washington Redskins, have franchise values above $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.  
 
The Redskins have led the list for seven straight years and are worth $1.423 billion, an increase of 13 percent over last year. They have an operating income of $1...
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Re: "Good News" for the NFL
« Reply #45 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 10:42pm »
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BOY, I wish they had this when I was in Korea,... especially when I lived in places that did not get the Armed Forces Korea Network (AFKN). From "The REAL Feed":
 
Yahoo to Webcast NFL outside North America
SI.com: NFL (08.09.2006 19:05)
 
, Yahoo!!!
 
And, currently "topping" "The REAL Feed"... and the charts... As for the state of the game domestically:
 
NFL opener attracts record TV audience
SI.com: NFL (08.09.2006 21:15)
 
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 6:12pm »
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"Good news",... I guess.  That's what's it's being reported as on "The REAL Feed", in any event:
 
Two NFL games a year overseas? Owners will consider it
SI.com: NFL (28.09.2006 17:12)
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« Reply #47 on: Oct 3rd, 2006, 4:52pm »
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This is music to my ears... (Of course, I wouldn't mind seeing Vegas and A.C. and wherever else shut down, too.)  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL and Vegas at least know what each brings to the dance
SI.com: NFL (03.10.2006 14:41)
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« Reply #48 on: Oct 8th, 2006, 1:04pm »
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Commish SouCow-bound... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL commissioner Goodell visits LA, Anaheim
SI.com: NFL (06.10.2006 20:09)
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« Reply #49 on: Oct 11th, 2006, 3:58am »
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"Good news",... I hope...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Bills encouraged by NFL revenue-sharing plan
FOXSports.com :: NFL (11.10.2006 00:37)
Bills owner Ralph Wilson is encouraged that the NFL is taking significant steps to help preserve its small-market franchises.  
 
Wilson said Tuesday he was "comforted" after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo that, for the first time, outlined a formula of how teams will pay into the n...
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