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October 5, 2007

Flashback (OT)

What’s both interesting and a bit disconcerting is watching The Bronx is Burning — the ESPN series about the 1977 Yankees season — in which George Steinbrenner is threatening to fire manager Billy Martin if the team doesn’t win the World Series, at the same time, thirty years later, Steinbrenner is threatening to fire manager Joe Torre if the 2007 team doesn’t win the Series (more…)

September 25, 2007

Know Your Audience

And for feminine hygiene products it’s the other way around. His point?

September 17, 2007

The Patriots Act (Update)

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, an ad-hoc panel of 12 tax law professors “mostly agreed” that Coach Bill Belichick will be able to deduct his fine from his income taxes. The primarily rationale: Technically, the NFL found that he was guilty of breaking a rule, not cheating.

This distinction might also explain why there was no talk of a forfeit: A forfeit might be an appropriate punishment for cheating, but not for breaking a rule. (more…)

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