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As a NY Yankees fan, I truly enjoy watching the Patriots be hated by the nation

I too think that deflategate is b.s., but I do love seeing NE fans dropping down a peg on their sanctimony. No longer can they claim some sort of moral high ground in sports.

Now, they're just like the Yankees. Win at all costs, morality be damned.

Welcome to being hated Pats fans!

Hilllary's VP will be...

Bill Richardson, former Governor of N.M.

Americans demand fairness in sports NOT politics nor economics

It's really sad. Americans expect, and demand, their sports to be fair and equal more so than they do politics or economics. We live in an age where electoral districts are gerrymandered, where people cannot vote unless they have IDs, where voting is limited to one day and that generates long lines. We live in an age with the greatest income disparity known to mankind, where American workers work with no job protections, no benefits, and their wages are suppressed. IOW, Americans live in a world of complete unfairness.

YET, if an official blows a pass interference call, or a catch is ruled incomplete, or footballs are not inflated properly, Americans lose their minds and demand justice.

Why? Why do Americans let major injustices go by without a whisper but scream to high heaven over something as trivial as sports?

My answer is that Americans have given up on the major inequities of every day life. After decades of getting beaten down by our politics, politicians, our jobs, our suppressed wages, etc., they have given up hope entirely.

But, they still have hope that our sports will be fair. IOW, Americans have substituted justice in the real world for justice in a make believe world.

Again, why?

My answer is that Americans feel powerless to enact justice in the real world. In the fake world of the NFL, Americans can pressure the league to right wrongs like they did in the Ray Rice crime. Through social and regular media, the average American believes that they can be heard and positive change can be made.

In the real world, unless you're a billionaire, forget it.

How to correct income inequality in one move

Pay people more money.

Problem solved.

We all need a hug from time to time

If Romney loses again, I predict....

That he will use his wealth to build an underground lair, hire an army of henchmen, and threaten the world with a machine that can control the weather unless he's made president.

Looking forward to the Jim Harbaugh / Urban Meyer games

It's going to be great.

If you don't stand up for freedom of speech, then you are not a Liberal.

If you think that it's okay to kill people over speech, then you are not a Liberal.

Millions of Americans will benefit from lower oil prices. Fuck the energy industry.

Sorry about the guy in ND who is now unemployed, but his pain cannot compare to the millions of American families who will pay lower prices at the pump and lower home heating prices. And, because of this, there will be more money to spend in the overall economy which will create new jobs and new opportunities.

That ND unemployed oil guy will get another job.

Stop coloring the football field

In my day, all football fields were green, and we liked it.

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