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NFL Weekend: The Painful Stages Of The Off Season...

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Post OTA-s, we NFL fans crawl into our annual waiting game. NFL teams have finished their "this is a football" orientation phase, and now get to silently cringe as they wait to see which players make the news before training camps open toward the end of July...

I wonder if Las Vegas has a betting pool for players who'll screw up during the lull between OTA-s and training camp? Marshawn may have taken the early lead when he joined the Golden State Warriors NBA Championship celebration?

Cough, cough... Didn't Jameis Winston take some heat before the draft for getting a bit loquacious? It's the off season now, so I'm not sure Rodger Goodell would want to deal with Lynch on this, especially since it isn't anywhere close to as bad as Winston's comment. But I have to think more than a few NFL teams grabbed this as a quick example of things their players might want to re-think? Now, if they can just get them to keep from being arrested before training camp opens...

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It's Father's Day tomorrow. Since 1910, a day set aside for our Dad's is more than fitting. Whether you have a loving, or somewhat tortured relationship with your father, cherish him. I lost my Dad when I was very young, and I miss him every day... I know this video is a commercial message of sorts, but...

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I'm sorry, but I have to think Jeff Fisher's comments about the St. Louis Rams practicing with the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, CA ring a bit shallow? After saying the plan to practice out in California had nothing to do with the possible re-location drama currently unfolding, I rolled my eyes ever so much as I shook my head... Really, Jeff? Check out just after the 3:30 minute mark...

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Hat's off to Herschel Walker's comments on the concussion situation in the NFL, and ongoing domestic abuse problems for a few players. Whether you agree or not with his observations, one thing has to be held as true: Never give up on a person. On the concussion/CTE side, you may recall an article I did not all that long ago. Along the Domestic Violence line, the events themselves are inexcusable to be sure. But Walker raises a great point, in that the NFL needs to use more of its $$$billions to show people there are ways available to end the string of spousal abuse cases, and prove to the public at large these avenues are there for everyone... It has to stop... It just has to...

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Enjoy a great weekend! Tomorrow, I'll have an NFL Weekend look at the Philadelphia Eagle's head coach Chip Kelly. Until then...