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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 6

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season.   Paul Says Bad break for Packers: Obviously the loss of Aaron Rodgers, even if not for the whole season, is huge. Hard to think of a player on a potential Super Bowl contender more important than Rodgers. Even if he misses just a few games, that could be enough to put…

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition artwork from the 1942 song by Kay Kyser for Famous Music.

The Gun Cult-ure

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Knowing that I would be writing a piece on gun control in America after recent events, I started this blog with a working title of “The Gun Culture” and my fingers slipped as I typed, a common enough occurrence.  But the typo resulted in the word “culture” being mangled, highlighting the “cult” portion of the word.  I was never intending to take a trip down the rabbit hole of the…

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Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s Open Secret Problem

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Disclaimer: This article was written a few days ago about a news story that has continued to develop. Some things mentioned may be out of date by the time you read it. This past week, the New York Times published an article detailing the long history of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein paying off sexual harassment accusers. Some have written about the hypocrisy of Democrats, always eager to accuse Republicans of…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 5

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will once again be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul Says Nobody looked good on TNF: Thursday Night Football featured the team I picked to win the NFC South and the team I picked to go 18-1 (whoops) in a game where everything screamed “shootout.”…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 4

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul says After the craziness of last week, week 4 brought a bit of a return to normalcy, although that didn’t mean there weren’t a few eyebrow raising moments. Here are some affirmations and surprises from this…

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Mike Tomlin Owes Alejandro Villanueva an Apology

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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

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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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Lessons From My Biggest Investing Mistake

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Recently at work, a question was broadcast over Slack (for those unfamiliar with Slack, think of a messaging tool that is a cross between email and instant messaging) asking if anybody had any interesting stories about stocks that they had sold that they later regretted. The story was to be used in an upcoming podcast (if you want to hear the dulcet tones of my voice recounting the story, check…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 2

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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

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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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