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Denial, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2017

Denial, Richard C. Crepeau

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It seems that by now most everyone, except Patriot and Falcon fans, should have fully recovered from the Super Bowl. As someone who has seen all fifty-one of these championship games, this one certainly ranks among the most exciting, if not the best played game.


Goodell And Drones, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 2016

Goodell And Drones, Richard C. Crepeau

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For the past few years the NFL, through the pious pronouncements from its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has professed a heavy commitment to safety, with a particular focus on hits to the head. This of course followed years of cover-up and denial of any connection between CTE and football related head trauma, not to mention an active and aggressive campaign against anyone and any evidence to the contrary.


Nicollette Sheridan Bares All, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2004

Nicollette Sheridan Bares All, Richard C. Crepeau

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Attention Hypocrites! Your future is in the executive suites of television networks and the officialdom of the National Football League. The only requirement is that you have the ability to make self-righteous pronouncements about public morality and taste while maintaining your composure and never once betraying yourself with so much as a hint of a smile. Even, the now fashionable smirk, will not be tolerated. If you get really good at this and have a relative in the cabinet you might even be appointed to head the FCC.


Pete Roselle, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 1996

Pete Roselle, Richard C. Crepeau

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Some called him the Pope of the National Football League. Others saw him as a minor deity of the mid-twentieth century's religious devotion to sport. Whatever the perspective, it is clear that Alvin "Pete" Rozelle is among the most significant figures in the history of Sport in America and the world in the Twentieth Century.


A Brief History Of The Nfl, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 1994

A Brief History Of The Nfl, Richard C. Crepeau

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The National Football League is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this season, and unlike the alleged 125th Anniversary of Baseball, this anniversary has some basis in history. First named the American Football Association and founded in 1920 by sportswriter Joseph Carr, the league changed its name to the National Football League in 1922.


Nfl And Notable Holdouts -Olympics Awarded To Beijing, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 1993

Nfl And Notable Holdouts -Olympics Awarded To Beijing, Richard C. Crepeau

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The National Football League is heading into its fourth week and I haven't mentioned it yet. This is because Pete Roselle is no longer the Commissioner, and as a result the League has lost some of its majesty. Roselle always had the appearance and bearing of a deity, and this radiated to the League itself. With Pete gone, the NFL looks like just another bunch of mortals making big bucks off the boredom of the populace and the sweat of gladiators. The piety is no longer there.