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  • From Herbert Spencer, the Right to Ignore the State: “If every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man, then he is free to drop connection with the state — to relinquish its protection, and to refuse paying toward its support. It is self-evident that in so behaving he in no way trenches upon the liberty of others; for his position is a passive one; and whilst passive he cannot become an aggressor. It is equally self-evident that he cannot be compelled to continue one of a political corporation, without a breach of the moral law, seeing that citizenship involves payment of taxes; and the taking away of a man’s property against his will, is an infringement of his rights.
  • Skip Oliva Blackouts & Antitrust: “While the NFL’s contracts with various television networks reserve Sunday and Monday telecasts, surely the NFL could reserve a Friday or Saturday evening slot so that a highlighted game could be played with less disruption to the participating clubs. Well, the NFL doesn’t have that option, in large part because federal antitrust law severely restricts the ability of the NFL — and only the NFL — to televise live games on Fridays and Saturdays.”
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Th San Francisco 49ers' five Super Bowl trophi...

Consider this my attempt at forecasting the 2013 NFL regular season.

*Asterisks denote wildcard entrants.

NFC East
NFC North
NFC South
NFC West
  NY Giants  9-7   
  Green Bay 11-5 
  New Orleans 12-4 
  San Francisco 12-4       
  *Dallas 9-7
  Chicago 8-8
  *Atlanta 10-6
  Seattle 9-7
  Washington 8-8
  Detroit 7-9
  Carolina 7-9
  Arizona 8-8
  Philadelphia 7-9
  Minnesota 7-9
  Tampa Bay 6-10
  St. Louis 7-9
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AFC East
AFC North
AFC South
AFC West
  New England 11-5 
  Cincinnati 11-5     
  Houston 9-7           
  Kansas City 10-6       
  Miami 9-7
  *Baltimore 10-6
  Indianapolis 8-8
  *Denver 10-6
  NY Jets 5-11
  Pittsburgh 9-7
  Tennessee 6-10
  San Diego 9-7
  Buffalo 4-12
  Cleveland 6-10
  Jacksonville 5-11
  Oakland 6-10

Super Bowl Pick: San Francisco 24, Cincinnati 17

First pick in the 2014 draft goes to Buffalo.

And just a hunch: the AFC West will be the wildest, wackiest division, with Kansas City and San Diego making more noise than many expect.

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The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

I’ve formed an NFL pick ’em group.

You’re all invited to join.

Go to this URL: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem

When prompted for a Group ID, enter 31836

The password is borscht

Pick NFL winners. Easy.

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Three Amigos

  • NFL quarterbacks have continued to rewrite the record books in recent years, perhaps none as spectacularly as Green Bay’s [Aaron] Rodgers and New Orleans’ [Drew] Brees. Rodgers’ career passer rating (104.9) is nearly 10 points higher than No. 2 [Steve] Young (96.8), No. 3 [Tom] Brady (96.6) and No. 4 [Peyton] Manning (95.7). Rodgers also boasts the lowest INT rate (1.7%) and best TD-INT ratio (3.7 to 1) in history.”
  • Richard Dawkins gets weird as motherfucking shit right here (wait for the payoff 5 minutes in, it’s worth it).
  • This is creepy and annoying, re: the Obamacare rollout: “‘If I’m uninsured and it’s October, I won’t be able to go anywhere without escaping a message,’ John Gilbert, who leads Enroll America’s field operations, told supporters in a Thursday night presentation. ‘I turn on my TV and there’s an ad. I go on the Internet and there’s another ad. Someone shows up at my door to talk about it. I go to church and my pastor is talking about it.'” —————- Hey! Go fuck yourself, Gilbert.
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Shipwreck Beach (Photo credit: Danielle Bauer)

  • The last article journalist Michael Hastings wrote before dying in a car crash
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Tim Tebow OPENSports.com

  • Daniel Kalder: “Rider Publishing, an imprint of Ebury at Random House, acquired rights to Crossing the Border, a memoir by Jang Jin-sung – former ‘court poet’ to Kim Jong-il, and will publish next spring…Jang was so trusted that he met Kim Jong-il twice. The first time, Jang explained in an interview with the BBC last January, ‘I was overwhelmed and full of emotion. But at the same time I thought the image I had received of him – through brainwashing – was very different to how he appeared in person.’ Kim gave the poet an gold Rolex worth $11,000 (£7,000) and granted him the ‘sacred immunity’ that only the microscopic minority who spent 20 minutes in the presence of the god-dictator received. Now Jang could not be prosecuted without special permission from on high. At the second meeting, ‘We sat at a performance together, and he kept on crying while he watched it. I felt his tears represented his yearning to become a human being, to become an ordinary person.'”
  • UrbDezine San Diego: “Purge the term NIMBY from your language and your thinking. It stultifies any further understanding of community concerns, or how to reach a compromise. Every criticism or opposition to a high density project is now labeled as NIMBYism, with little further discussion of community concerns. Community stakeholders typically have great knowledge of their neighborhoods though they may not use formal planning terms.”
  • Yahoo Sports:  “If [Tim Tebow] wants to make it in the NFL, he needs to change. He needs to learn the game. He needs to become a backup at some team that has an established quarterback, like New Orleans or New England. He also needs to stop being a media presence. Tebow is a wonderful human being: polite, gentle, compassionate and giving. But he also never met a camera he didn’t like. He wants to be a public figure so that he can spread the gospel he believes in. That’s fine and it’s even OK that he has used football to do it. However, he is now at a point where being in the public eye detracts from his ability to make it as a football player. Teams don’t like the sideshow Tebow brings. The Jets tried to trade him this offseason and found no takers.”

 

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English: Firing Squad in Iran, winner of Pulit...

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