Joseph White

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NFL Takeaways - Week 17

  Steve Harvey announcing the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant was a horrible embarrassment to both the former King of Comedy and the pageant itself. It was also great for both, because no one cared about the Miss Universe pageant before that moment, and no one was paying attention to Steve Harvey

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NFL One-Liners - Week 17

  There is nothing quite like the nonsense of sports – because only sports could take something like Deflategate and turn it into a national story, or spark a lengthy debate over the difference between a turtleneck and a tie – as Cam Newton helped do this year. It’s at its worst during NFL season,

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NFL Takeaways - Week 15

  Somewhere, in the offices of the executives running each major sports league, there’s a board room.  And in the corner of that board room, there’s a chart.  And on that chart, there are two inverse, intersecting lines.  And at the point where those lines intersect, there’s a circle drawn in Sharpie marker, because that

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NFL One-Liners - Week 15

  In the NFL, the difference between good and bad isn’t hard to spot – because only certain organizations make certain decisions. Good teams pride themselves on stability.  The Patriots have had the same coach all century.  The Giants are on only their third coach since 1997. The Steelers have had only three coaches in

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Best and Worst Christmas Songs

  I’ve always struggled with the notion that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  I understand why we say it, but when I was young, part of me always assumed it was just something we say to spare the feelings of stupid people – because some people aren’t entitled to their own opinion, because

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NFL Takeaways - Week 14

  When Luis Sojo retired, a little piece of me retired, too. Under appreciated and under discussed, he was an important player to me.  The man played 12 positions in a sport with only nine, and looking every bit like a pro golfer who didn’t look the part, he won five World Series titles and became

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NFL One-Liners - Week 14

Time really is a flat circle. I know, because I’ve used that as a lede before and because I’ve written this column before.  It happens when you’re in the column business; you tend to write the same column at the same time of year. You write about your favorite Christmas carols and movies in December, you