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The most liberal, socially active professional sports league in the country is the NBA, a league that has a rule that players must stand for the national anthem. So those criticizing NFL owners for relatively caving to a knucklehead in the White House and his lemmings by passing a rule that mandates players also must stand for the anthem - or stay in the locker room - are missing the point. ...

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LOS ANGELES - This latest bit of football flag-wringing really isn't complicated. The NFL is a private corporation that has decided players protesting the national anthem, in public, while in uniform, is bad for business. The NFL is also a publicly consumed entity that doesn't want to be viewed as completely stifling freedom of expression. So, on Wednesday, NFL owners approved a new national ...

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It's been another busy offseason with several high-profile quarterbacks making news after finding a new place to continue their careers. Here is a look at the top 10 quarterback transfers: ___ Blake Barnett Arizona State to USF The Buzz: Barnett's path to South Florida was anything but unconventional after brief stops at Alabama and Arizona State. The junior, who has attempted just 24 passes ...

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Most NFL players won't realize it, but the owners did them a favor. It gets back to a simple rule of persuasion. Don't start your argument by insulting half your audience. That's what the league's social justice warriors did when they started taking knees during the national anthem. It was a classic case of self-sabotage. The point they were trying to make was immediately overshadowed by their ...

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How'd he look? He looked fine. He looked accurate. Ryan Tannehill looked just as you'd expect on a meaningless May practice that, let's face it, you can't attach any bottom-line significance to at all. How'd he feel? That's another matter. Here's the word Tannehill chose to describe being out there again: "Amazing." Here's the phrase he greeted reporters with: "Back from the dead." Here's the ...