Counterprogramming Football: What To Watch Today Instead Of The NFL

So, here we are at Week 4, roughly the quarter mark of the NFL season and the first round of bye weeks. Bye weeks were introduced to the NFL schedule in 1990 as a way of extending the regular season, and teams use the time to make roster changes, occasionally fire a coach or two, and, most importantly, heal up. The… » 9/28/14 10:55am Sunday 10:55am

The reason to drink an Americano and not, say, a regular cup o' joe, is that the Americano is brewed literally moments before you begin drinking it. Unlike, say, a pot of coffee at a coffee shop, which has been sitting there since the stoner dipshit barista brewed it at, like, sunup. So, it's like getting a… » 9/26/14 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

Counterprogramming Football: What To Watch Today Instead Of The NFL

Lost, perhaps, in all the discussion of the NFL's handling of domestic-violence cases is the question of just why in the hell the NFL is punishing its labor force under something called a "personal conduct policy" in the first place. Just what the hell's going on there? » 9/21/14 10:43am 9/21/14 10:43am

The Vikings brought back Mike Priefer this week, the same week they cut Jerome Simpson for weed. Mike Priefer, you will remember, said gay people should be rounded up on an island and bombed out of existence. There was enough merit to the accusation that Priefer was suspended and forced to go to sensitivity training. » 9/18/14 8:17pm 9/18/14 8:17pm

I'm not sure the section on The institution of slavery, on the whole, illustrates much of an exclusivity. No, NFL players are not slaves, not by any measure. But what is said to be true of the slave class - that their humanity was devalued, that there was general apathy towards their wellbeing, and that they were… » 9/18/14 6:17pm 9/18/14 6:17pm