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Firn '16: Playing it safe — the NFL’s incentive problem

Since the very first day of training camp, pundits have been asking the questions: Which is the NFL’s team to beat? Which is the resurgent dark horse? Twelve weeks into the NFL season, we’re starting to get some answers. It no longer seems totally ridiculous to start projecting playoff matchups ...

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Firn '16: A young man’s game

When I was 10 years old, I found my life’s calling: I was going to grow up to become a professional baseball player, as I matter-of-factly stated in my fifth-grade yearbook. Every occupation other than shortstop for the Red Sox just seemed trivial. In my mind, I was the logical choice to succeed Nomar ...

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Firn '16: The NFL’s technology problem

As the NFL grows ever popular and cements its status as an American cultural icon, the league is constantly looking to improve its product on and off the field. Anything that captures eyeballs and brings in revenue is on the table. We’ve seen equipment changes in the wake of player safety controversies ...

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Firn '16: Ranking the NFL’s TV broadcast teams

After many months of hibernation, America’s sport is finally back in action. Once again, air pressure takes a back seat to touchdowns. Once again, Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays are football days. Once again, Al Michaels and Jim Nantz are important people in my life. Broadcasters are the voices and ...

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Firn '16: (No) ace in the hole: Red Sox without true No. 1 starter

Rooting for the Boston Red Sox has always been a labor of love. Because hopes are consistently high in March, the disappointments hurt as much as the payoffs elate. One minute you’re getting emotionally sucker-punched by Aaron Boone, and the next you’re busting curses. We celebrate with champagne ...

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Firn '16: Kobe Bryant versus Father Time

Despite concerted efforts to hate him and the uniform he wears, I’ve always been in complete awe of Kobe Bryant. It’s the intensity, the competitiveness and the drive. Even the cold arrogance speaks to a certain admirable quality — there have never been any bells and whistles with Kobe. He didn’t ...

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Firn '16: Reinflating my pride in the Patriots

For as long as Bill Belichick has been wearing a headset, the New England Patriots have been synonymous with success. There’s a lot for the 21st century Boston sports fan to be proud of, but atop the list is the mindboggling consistency of our football team. Storms come and go, the big fish eat the ...

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Firn ’16: Morality, legality and the NFL

On Nov. 18, the NFL announced that Adrian Peterson would be suspended indefinitely for whipping his four-year-old son back in September. Citing the brutality of Peterson’s offense and his subsequent lack of remorse, commissioner Roger Goodell brought down the hammer on AP, reaffirming the league’s ...

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