Lousy call by NFL

Written by Fox Sports on . Posted in Sports

Publisher's note:  Okay, I'll admit it, I'm not the world's biggest sports fan.  I like football, baseball, basketball, and all the rest just fine; but I never have been a raving fan of even my hometown teams. It has never been that important to me.  However, I do understand nonsense when I see and hear it.

In case you missed it, the NFL has told the town of East Rutherford, NJ that they can party in the streets all day and night and have a great time, except they may not use any logos of make any mention of the name Super Bowl in any marketing of the planned downtown party.   It's a copyright thing y'know.  And they're not kidding either; the NFL is watching and there will be legal penalty flags all over East Rutherford if they break the rule.   

The problem is that East Rutherford happens to be the town where this Sunday's big game is taking place.  Talk about a bad call.  Perhaps the NFL might want to review this play.

Fox News:  Super Bowl XLVIII's hometown has a rude guest.

The sports world is converging on East Rutherford (pop. 8,978) for Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, and all the town wanted to do was have a little block party for locals not rich or lucky enough to have tickets. 

The NFL can't stop the party, but they did bar East Rutherford from using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any description of the humble event, set to take place Sunday afternoon in the shadow of the town's most famous building, MetLife Stadium.

“Do I feel snubbed?” Mayor James Casella replied when asked by FoxNews.com if he thought it was fair. “This is the way it has always been, I never expect more.”

So Sunday's event, at which main drag Park Avenue will be blocked off, live bands will play and local restaurants will serve up food and drink in the open air, will be dubbed “The Meadowlands Tailgate Party Live from East Rutherford.” The town's website trumpets a "Game Day Tailgate."

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NFL to gun dealer..."NO!"

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Publisher's note:  I find it very interesting that the NFL allows ads for numerous things that have a pro American stance, however an ad depicting a soldier returning from home and his plans to protect himself and family by exercising his Constitutional rights is being snubbed.  Perhaps gun owners should make a stand and say no Super Bowl this year.

Fundamentals:  One advertisement you will not see as part of the commercial lineup during the 2014 Super Bowl is the Daniel Defense spot.  Apparently gun dealers are not welcome after the ad was rejected twice according to a story written this week in Guns & Ammo.

The article described as a themed about "personal protection and fundamental rights", is not allowed due to the NFL's policies for ad content.  Firearms is one of the categories banned by the NFL which includes such items as alcohol, energy drinks and prescription drugs. 

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Thanksgiving and College Football...Americana at its best

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Sports

Publisher's note:  As most Americans are preparing to sit down with family and friends over Thanksgiving Dinners, College Football locker rooms are starting to heat up with adrenaline powered rivalries all across America.  Let the Turkey and games begin.

Fundamental SEC:  SEC Thanksgiving Weekend includes Egg & Iron Bowls.  Once again SEC college football fans will be treated to a bounty of games over the Thanksgiving Day weekend starting with in-state rivalry between Miss State (7-4-0) and Ole Miss (5-6-0), better known as the Egg Bowl.  

Kickoff today is 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) and a win gives the Bulldogs their 4th straight bowl game.  The Bulldogs are also looking to bring the Egg Bowl trophy back to Starkville after a 17 point loss last year to Ole Miss.

For Dan Mullen it would boost his efforts and recoup his 2010 "Never losing to this team again" statement.  With QB Dak Prescott listed as doubtful, Miss State may look to the Ole Miss record on the road and claim Davis Wade Stadium as a key advantage.

Friday, November 28th Arkansas vs #17 LSU will likely be a win for the Tigers (8-3-0) as the Razorbacks (3-8-0) are 0-7 against SEC teams this year so why break a record now?  Hang in there guys remember Auburn's 2012 season?  Kickoff time is 2:30 p.m. and CBS will carry the game for those not shopping on Black Friday.

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Focused on Football..Saban has no time for Sports Illustrated

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Publisher's note:  Magazines are nice and Sports Illustrated is up there with the best of them, and it's really cool that Alabama QB AJ McCarron is gracing the cover of it this month.  However Coach Nick Saban is focused on winning games and the weather conditions on the field be it practice or game day.  

As far as this publisher is concerned, I'm waiting for the Swimsuit Edition to roll out, or should I say "roll tide' out. 

Fundamental SEC:  Alabama's Coach Nick Saban seen here at a recent press conference, lets a reporter know he has little time to follow the news or read magazines, including a recent cover of Sports Illustrated featuring the Tide's quarterback, AJ McCarron.

Saban who has always exhibited a focus on success quips, "I watch the Weather Channel for 10 minutes in the morning while I have a cup of coffee so I know what the weathers gonna be so if we can practice inside or outside."

While Coach Saban commented, "I'm happy for AJ" and "I'm sure he looks great", Saban did not seem impressed with the reporters question.  In a recent 60 Minutes interview on CBS, Saban talked about everyone "buying in" to a well defined standard, expectation and team effort.

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