The Kansan - Newton, KS
Pigskin reality: NFL teams are pigs at the public trough
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 6, 2013 11:20 a.m.

David Sirota kicks THIS ONE through the uprights:

Sports metaphors are the world’s universal vernacular because the games we play can be such easy-to-understand symbols of society’s larger conflicts. In sports-obsessed America, our football cliches are particularly sacrosanct ó we use them to describe everything from rhetorical fights in politics to physical fights in wars. So it is quite convenient that professional football now epitomizes one of the country’s biggest problems of all: our government’s unfair economic†policies..

This is the logical takeaway from a series of recent revelations about the National Football League’s unfairly privileged status under the law. Mind ...

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