This week in sports: NFL referees under fire again; Biden to bat for native Olympic team -LSB

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If the NFL wanted good referees, it would have them

NFL officials stay a step behind.

NFL officials stay a step behind.
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You have to realize that the officiating team on the league’s Sunday night game, presumably the marquee game of the week where the entire NFL world tunes in, could pack so much moron-acy into one final drive. The density of clueless officials in the final minute of Kansas City Chiefs-Green Bay Packers was not so different from a black hole. – Sam Fels Read more


It’s fighting at the Winter Meetings, maybe out of boredom

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I bought into the magic of the Winter Meetings there for a moment, and I know better. This hasn’t been a thing for quite some time and yet many a writer shows up thinking that deals will happen in the lobby or the bar where they can see them getting together over drunken arguments between GMs. It’s not the 1980s anymore and Dallas Green and Gene Michael or whoever doesn’t throw back a bathtub and decide they hate their quarterback because they can’t remember his name anymore. – Sam Fels Read more


When the Bengals and Jags fall in the woods, do they make a sound?

Jakes Browning will be tackled on Monday night.

Jakes Browning will be tackled on Monday night.
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Ever watched two teams, at the same time, caught in a simulation, a pantomime, simply a dramatization of a football match? Or knowing full well that they are trapped within the parameters of a social experiment they cannot escape? Or unaware of the limits placed on them? – Sam Fels Read more


Biden supports the Native Olympic lacrosse team

Koleton Marquis of Haudenosaunee and Daniel Flisk of England during the 2022 World Lacrosse Men's U21 World Championship

Koleton Marquis of Haudenosaunee and Daniel Flisk of England during the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship
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With lacrosse being added to the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, it’s only right that the group of people who invented the sport also get an invitation.

President Joe Biden offered his support to the Haudenosaunee lacrosse team to get to the Olympics and represent themselves, their culture and their flag at the Olympics. – Mackenzie Meaney Read more


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