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Rays part of American League’s parade of “parity”

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The late Pete Rozelle was known to strive for “parity” during his days as NFL Commissioner. Perhaps the first 26 games of the Buccaneers’ franchise, when they went 0-26, influenced his mindset. Rozelle and the NFL tweaked schedules to help more teams reach 8-8 and make it harder for teams to regularly go 14-2. While the elite teams mostly remained elite for a reason, the end result saw most teams in the playoff hunt as the seasons reached their final…

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Patriots motivated by hope of humiliating Commissioner Roger Goodell

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Several storylines surround Sunday’s Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots are going for their fifth Lombardi Trophy while an Atlanta victory will give them their first. After the commercials, the halftime and, of course, the game, even more intrigue possibly awaits viewers still sober enough to care. Just the mere ritual of handing off the trophy could be yet another contest. If the Falcons prevail, Commissioner Roger Goodell and owner Arthur Blank…

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That was awkward: Roger Goodell dodges on Raiders, parries on Pats

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Nothing produces awkward NFL moments quite like watching the commissioner parry all those thorny issues involving the league’s oldest and newest troublemakers – the Raiders and Patriots. Reporters spent time poking Roger Goodell about “Deflategate,” the Raiders’ now-threatened move to Las Vegas, and other delicate topics at the commissioner’s less-formal, less-crowded and, frankly, less-newsy pre-Super Bowl news conference, held on a Wednesday this year instead of the traditional Friday afternoon slot. Going sans necktie and speaking in a room about…

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Sports play positive role in times of tragedy

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Immediately after a tragedy of monstrous proportion, such as the one perpetrated by the terrorist in Orlando, sports naturally become far less important. Caring about one team gaining a game in the standings pales in comparison to what all of us lose when monsters set out to attack our way of life. It is right to question whether sporting events should be halted to honor the dead. If so, for how long? In the wee hours of Sunday morning an…

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NFL storylines: playoff mediocrity and the Carolina Panthers

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NFL storylines: playoff mediocrity and the Carolina Panthers With three games remaining in the NFL season, fans begin looking toward the post season. At this stage, most teams should already be looking toward next year. In the AFC, only six of 16 teams have .500 records or better. It is even worse in the NFC, where only five teams have won more than they have lost. It is even worse than that. Of the 16 NFC teams, 14 of them…

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