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  • September 4, 2014
    How To Become A Football Fan

    It's not simple, but it's not difficult, either. It may or may not be worth it. But you are probably doing it right now.

  • And this is how the football season ends. With a really good football game surrounded by some really expensive noise. With a robot made of meat. It's complicated.

  • The exciting experience of being in a city that is suddenly very into football. The less-exciting experience of watching two types of brands be argued about on TV. The good news is that four really good teams are playing in two football games on Sunday. It's pretty good news.

  • On the NFL's puzzling resistance to holding games in well-lit, climate-free underground facilities, and a fairly serious discussion of how the Chargers might beat the Broncos, and the dad-ish corporate inspiration of New England and other playoff things.

  • It's the postseason, which means all the lousy teams are at home, firing their coaches. This means we can really focus on Andy Reid coaching in the playoffs, creepy baked goods being sent to Andy Dalton, meaningless arguments over meaningless awards, and the Chargers. All good things!

  • Worship at the Adam Vinatieri statue. Embrace some narratives. Consider the bigger picture and marvel at Greg Schiano possibly keeping his job. Pick some football games. You know how this works.

  • The usual predictions, Josh McCown on pornography, and 16 rule changes to help improve the game, some of which would also guarantee fans delicious pancakes.

  • This week, Monsters rule the Midway with a mix of old-school brutality and new-school CTE symptoms, Mike Glennon throws a ball through a hole in the time-space continuum and the "drama" of ball-control offense.

  • Much of America knows it as Thanksgiving. Football-watchers know it as the one day of the NFL season on which Thursday football seems to make some sort of sense. Also there are some other games on Sunday, all of which will count against teams' records this season. Also an inquiry into the possibility of football on the moon.

  • It's Week 12 in the National Football League, where people write and think doofy things about quarterbacks, and Bill Belichick hates delightful disco fight songs, and the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans play each other in football for real. Also some predictions about games and such.