1. Diner Morning News: Mailbag Day

    QUOTE: “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”Ben Franklin My e-mail inbox has been overflowing, so today I thought I’d answer a few. From Robert: Just thought you would find this amusing...

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  2. Tavern Talk: The Heat Is on Jim Zorn

    National Football Post Have you ever seen the Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog by Dan Steinberg? Great stuff, and this week he examines ‘Skins head coach Jimmy Zorn ...

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  3. Jets and 49ers: Two Levels of (Possible) Tampering

    National Football Post QUOTE: “If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough...

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  4. Tavern Talk: A Lesson in Composure - by Mike Lombardi

    National Football Post Main Entry: com•po•sure Function: noun Date: 1647 : a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance : self-possession Here at the ...

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  5. Diner morning news: How Injuries can be Fatal

    QUOTE: “Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you’re trying to say on stage... Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier...

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  6. Tavern Talk: Watching the Game Clock

    National Football Post Monday night, we learned an important lesson about the NFL: It doesn’t matter how long you possess the ball, it matters what you do with it when you have it...

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  7. Minnesota Vikings Need More from Brett Favre

    “If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”—Albert Einstein I was on NFL Network Monday night, and the subject of my favorite Sears spokesman came up...

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  8. Tavern Talk: A Toast to Rex Ryan and the New York Jets

    National Football Post I’M BUYING A ROUND FOR THE HEAD COACH OF THE WEEK… Rex Ryan, New York Jets Ryan has been talking the talk since he arrived in New York, but Sunday he backed it up with a very Jets-shut-down-Brady-Patriots-in-win...

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  9. Diner Morning News: Postgame Thoughts

    QUOTE: “Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate.”—Wilhelm Stekel Week Two brought some very exciting finishes, but are we any closer ...

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  10. Diner Morning News: Five Ways to Better NFL Picks

    National Football Post “Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” — Dr. Samuel Johnson I noticed my man Rapid Ray Gustini had a tough week picking games...

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  11. Tavern Talk: Three-Step Dots - by Mike Lombardi

    National Football Post Based on the first game of year, I’m worried about the Colts’ left tackle spot. They might be able to cover this up now, but not later in the season...

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  12. Diner Morning News: Time To Rebound

    National Football Post "Some marry the first information they receive and turn what comes later into their concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth...

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  13. Tavern Talk: What QBs Will be Left Standing? - by Mike Lombardi

    National Football Post Here’s the question of the day: What quarterbacks, who are currently starting now, will be starting at the end of the year? Sure, it’s easy to say ...

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  14. Diner Morning News: Eagles Need to Move On

    QUOTE: “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” —Khalil Gibran The Curious Case of Shawn Andrews Wow, that didn’t take long...

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  15. Tavern talk: Learning from experience

    National Football Post Tuesday is always game management day in the Tavern—reviewing the events of the past weekend and learning from game experiences...

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  16. Diner Morning News: Monday Night Madness

    QUOTE: “If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, ...

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  17. Tavern Talk: Let's Buy A Round, NFL Edition

    I’M BUYING A ROUND FOR THE HEAD COACH OF THE WEEK… Mike Singletary, San Francisco Mike Singletary led the 49ers to a win over the defending NFC West champs in the season opener...

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  18. NFL Diner Morning News: Postgame Thoughts

    National Football Post QUOTE: “Too often we color our perception with other people’s pencils.” -- Tim Winter The NFL season is upon us, but we shouldn’t draw too many conclusions from the opening weekend...

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  19. Diner Morning News: Opening Night Review - by Mike Lombardi

    National Football Post QUOTE: “America is not like a blanket—one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size...

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  20. Tavern Talk: A Gritty Season Opener

    National Football Post Finally, the decisive moment is here and we get some real football on TV. I know that Ms. Jenny from Tennessee is excited to see her Titans just as we’re all excited to see the start of the NFL season...

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  21. Diner Morning News: Mangini's Big Secret

    National Football Post QUOTE: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest...

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  22. Tavern Talk: NFL Free Agents To Watch

    National Football Post The first week of the season for me in any personnel department was spent reviewing teams’ final rosters after the 53-man cutdown...

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  23. Diner Morning News: Random Thoughts

    National Football Post QUOTE: “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” - Bob Dylan RANDOM TOPICS Eagles sign a tight end...

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  24. Tavern talk: Stafford and Growing Pains—by Mike Lombardi

    National Football Post Were you surprised by the Matthew Stafford decision in Detroit? Considering the Lions didn’t win a game in 2008 and now are going with a rookie quarterback, their agony might be prolonged even further...

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  25. DMN: Jets, 'Skins, and Information Men

    National Football Post QUOTE: “A learning experience is one of those things that say, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don't do that...

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