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Daily Archives: December 29th, 2014


Black Monday, the NFL’s annual bloodletting, which sees palace intrigue turn to outright revolt, is underway and the first two men two lose their heads (and Head Coach gigs) provide further proof that the drivers of America’s prominent roadshow doesn’t really understand entertainment at all.

In theory, Jets owner Woody Johnson and 49ers owner Jed York have given the proletariat what it wanted, skulls on spikes, but quick catharsis is anathema to prolonged drama – which is what fans truly demand. Rex Ryan and Jim Harbaugh were two of the most compelling characters in the league; their tactical failings never outweighed their theatrical triumphs.

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