Mike Tomlin Owes Alejandro Villanueva an Apology

September 28, 2017

I’m kind of ambivalent on this whole NFL anthem protests debacle. I feel pretty strongly that the issue of unaccountable state-sanctioned violence on unarmed citizens must be corrected, but I’m unsure of why the national anthem was made the target of protest. But for the purposes of this article, this is neither here nor there. The subject at hand, is the treatment of Steelers Offensive Tackle Alejandro Villanueva by the…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 3

September 27, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week, the crew welcome frequent discourser, Miguel, to weigh in with his thoughts from week 3. Paul says This definitely felt like an upside-down sort of week in the NFL (and not just because I did terrible in my weekly pick’em). If last week helped to inform which teams were…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 2

September 20, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. Just Paul and Andrew reacting to Week 2 this time around. Read on for our thoughts on which teams are coming back down to Earth and which might be starting their ascent. Paul says Week 2 of the NFL is always interesting because we get to double our data points when…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 1

September 12, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. Week 1 of the 2017 NFL Season surprised us all, which isn’t surprising in the least. Not even a week into our predictions, we are doubling down on our poor choices and lucky wins. Paul says My prediction of the Pats going 18-1 took a big hit with their shocking loss…

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Rampant Predictions for the NFL 2017 Season

September 7, 2017

Another season of football is upon us, and it’s always fun to put on our prognosticator hats and predict what we think might happen. Will Tom Brady succumb to the Madden Curse or will the Patriots win another Super Bowl after an amazing off-season? After such an amazing offensive output in 2016 led them so heartbreakingly close to a Super Bowl win, can the Falcons overcome losing their offensive coordinator and avoid…

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The Most Significant 2017 Super Bowl Ads

February 9, 2017

The Super Bowl is an annual spectacle of brute force, finesse, strategy and, of course, marketing.  For many Americans, the actual game of gridiron is second fiddle to the extravaganzas at the periphery.  Since at least 2004, when we had the infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” the Super Bowl halftime show has been as big a deal as the game itself.  For even longer, the Super Bowl has been precious advertising time….

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Is It Possible Tom Brady Isn’t a Great Quarterback?

February 6, 2017

Consider this: Tom Brady isn’t a great quarterback. That’s a bold statement, isn’t it? How can anybody possibly believe that Tom Brady could possibly be anything less than one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time?  He’s been to the Pro Bowl 12 times, been a Super Bowl MVP four times and played in a record seven Super Bowls. Oh, and he just won his record 5th Super Bowl ring while throwing…

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Quick Take: Justin Fuente’s First Year at Virginia Tech

January 11, 2017

With the conclusion of the 2016-2017 college football season after an amazing BCS National Championship Game (congratulations to the Clemson Tigers), I thought it would be a good time to collect my thoughts on Justin Fuente’s first season as head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies. When I heard that Frank Beamer was retiring a little over a year ago, I definitely had conflicting emotions. As a member of Virginia…

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