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Report: Doug Pederson allegedly part of sex scandal in KC

It begins by saying up front that they don’t know if the story is true or not but because it is circulating around Arrowhead, it has to be put out there.

“Let’s get this out of the way right at the top; we have no idea if this wild rumor about former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and current Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is true. That said, we run a Chiefs site that focuses on team-related news, so this has to be written.”

From a story in the Arrowhead Addict by Matt Verderame; Doug Pederson allegedly had sex scandal in KC

The article elaborates by saying that Pederson had an affair with a 26-year-old team secretary despite being married and in spite of Andy Reid telling him to cut it out. It didn’t help matters that Pederson’s and Reid’s wives were friends. If anything that may have sealed the deal, so to speak with Pederson. Big Red knew that under the circumstances Doug couldn’t come back and Lo and behold, along came the Eagles with the perfect solution. Continue reading

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The Curse of Endorsement

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If you watched any ball this Sunday, you may have seen Denver lose their second consecutive game since coming off their bye week.  They are now a troubling 7-2.  Likewise and even worse, you may have noticed that Green Bay seems to be starting some sort of self-destruct sequence at 6-3.  And we won’t even talk about the returning champs, the Seattle Seahawks who at a mediocre 4-5 are kind of stinking up the joint all while a fierce looking Russell Wilson adorned the September 10th issue of a NFL special edition Rolling Stone magazine.

Now that’s three prime-time athletes whose years are slowly turning-or have turned all the way-to doo-doo; especially Peyton Manning.  Some commentators gloomily have him sitting down for the remainder of the season, or worse.  I think about that Nationwide Insurance jingle, the music he’s so fond of, except the words to mine are, “I think he might retire soon”.

There seems to be a trend occurring in the NFL.  It’s more than just a flip-flop or any kind of ‘those who were up are now down’ type of thing; I think it speaks to things more ethereal than that.   It’s alright, scoff but I think that somewhere along the lines, cats forget about the demands of the gridiron.  I think they overlook how quickly one can be taken off his game.  It’s what I call the curse of celebrity athlete endorsement. Continue reading

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Touchy, we are, yes, still

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Forget the dials and diodes. You want truth then put a ball in his hand, turn him loose and wait for the outcome.

Let me start by saying I’m not trying to beat a dead horse here or resurrect anything stupid.  In fact I’m glad that everyone has seemingly decided to give Chris Paul a break and the noise over his critique of the female referee has died down.   It was never a sexist comment; nor was it intended as a diatribe against female officials in the NBA but rather was simply an assessment specific to his industry, directed towards a respected colleague.

None of those points made any difference as the Twitter-sphere, the new-age barometer of social conscious, went about its business of dissemination.  It wasn’t the first time that something kind of politically incorrect, yet highly opinionated, was said at the end of a sporting event.  I remember one statement from 1985. Continue reading

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A Divine Funny

I’m going to characterize it like this; it should be obvious that God has a sense of humor.  What is it that makes me make such a bold, theological pronouncement, you ask?  Why, only because the poster boy for the month of February for the Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Team Calendar is none other than Riley Cooper, I’d answer. Continue reading

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Deflategate Smoke-and-Mirrors Obscures Lawsuit Vetting

I was, still am, one of those who thought there was something strange going on, laws of nature and fortune notwithstanding.  But even considering whether the Patriots had turned to the dark side of professional cheating didn’t make me lose sight of the hilarity of the whole thing.  I mean what, squishy balls, come on.

On one hand, it was darkly comical and somewhat risqué.  To watch Bill Belichick on the podium at times uncomfortably relating how much he’d learned about balls showed that even he appreciated the indirect humor as well as the oblique accusations he needed to

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On the other, this scandal-in-the-making took off because of the fair play culture of professional sports; that and because it involved a team known to straddle the fence-or cross the line, depending on who you ask-and had been involved in shady doings previously. It was a very pat and convenient situation; almost too pat if you ask me.  It even comes with its own sacrificial lamb willing to take one for the Gipper.

Given this juicy pregame blather, I wondered what was it that the NFL really didn’t want us to look at; especially since this week the whole world had been watching.  And then it came to me.  As Colombo had once implied, it’s not what’s there, it’s what’s not there. Continue reading

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