A letter of thanks to the best owner in the NFL.
Mrs. Amy Adams Strunk, first, let me say how wonderful you have been for the Tennessee Titans and for the fans of the team. Perhaps the best thing to happen to this franchise since the Super Bowl appearance back in 2000 is the day you became the controlling owner of the team. Prior to that moment, the Titans had become a laughingstock in the league. It had gotten so bad that even after three consecutive winning seasons (2016-2018), the team has not been able to completely overcome their previous and well-earned reputation.
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The NFL has a lot of problems. What are they and how do we fix them? (1,569 words)
The NFL is in trouble. That’s the bad news. The good news is that most of the problems with the league can be corrected, as long as the NFL acts decisively and quickly.
The NFL is best seen as a giant battleship. It’s enormous and built to last, yet its size makes it unwieldy and difficult to change course quickly. Right now, it is the biggest and baddest ship on the water, but it is headed in the wrong direction. To make matters worse, it has dozens of small cracks along its hull that are slowly taking in water. Not one of those cracks is enough to sink it, but collectively, those cracks will eventually bring it down.
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Preseason, Marshawn Lynch, and the NFL’s desire for more football. We tackle all of it in this edition of The NFL on REO. (1,074 words)
Fake Football – Phill Lytle
Football is back!
Preseason football is here!
After the long, long offseason, we finally have actual football to watch.
Except, it’s not really football. Not in the true sense of the word. During the preseason, teams don’t game-plan, they don’t strategize, and they don’t really care about winning or losing. The starters will usually only play a series or two, and the rest of the game is filled with a bunch of players that will rarely play when the games finally count for something.
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I examine current issues the NFL is facing and come up with some practical solutions to fix said issues. There’s some Titans’ talk as well.
This edition will be a bit different. The NFL is in a very interesting and somewhat fragile position. It is the most powerful and popular sport in America. The NFL generates profits and ratings unlike any other sport. But I believe all that power and money and prestige are precariously balanced. There are things happening in the sport, around the sport and to the sport that will cause the whole thing to come crashing down unless changes are made. This won’t be an in-depth look at all those things, but I would like to spend a little time addressing a few things, and changes that can be made to keep the sport we love as good and as popular as it is today. If you are not interested in any of this, then jump down to the final paragraph for the Titans’ talk.
Let’s look at three things that are generating a lot of talk and controversy for the NFL: officiating, player safety, and identity.
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