Sex, Lives and Football (Players): Newton – An American Football Quarterback, Idiot…Not a Fig Cookie

By Joanne Kong Twitter: @kongfu4u Have you heard of a guy named Cam Newton?  Of course you have. Newton was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft.  There were high expectations regarding Newton’s ability and that the #1 pick would help the Panthers improve on their 2-14 record in 2010. And although Newton didn’t disappoint regarding his

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“Mo Money…Mo Money?” – Should NFL Players Be Paid More?

Have you ever wondered how dangerous your job was? Just because you sit behind a desk doesn’t mean you’re safe from injury.  Ever have a paper cut, trip and fall as you rush to a meeting, staple your finger as you put together packets, suffer from back strain or carpal tunnel syndrome? Okay, so you won’t die from any of

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Memorial Day is Cookin’: Do Rookie Wide Receivers Matter in the NFL?

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!  Or should I say “Everyone-Thinks-He’s-A-Gourmet-Grillmaster” Weekend? But before I digress, let me just give a great big THANK YOU to all those men and women who served and died defending this country.  And I really mean it, as I totally get Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men” when he said: “I have neither the time

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GarbageTalk: Musing On The NFL’s Cannabis Drug Policy

Shane Ray got caught with “fresh, unsmoked marijuana” three … that’s right three days before the draft leading to immediate speculation that his draft position could drop, costing him millions of dollars Thursday night.  My reaction to this speculation was, really? Apparently Shane was cited for possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana.  35 grams is the equivalent of

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