The social fabric frays. Humans get in the way. What's good for the ego (Ubaldo Jimenez) or what's good for the team (Saints) gets mixed up in a swirl of misguided intentions.
Time to take a chill pill, people. Peyton Manning wasn't as perfect as we made him out to be before the Super Bowl, and he isn't the choker we're calling him now.
The employment of magical thinking to explain non-magical events (witness all the Brett Farve karma comments) happens more than it should, writes Tim Keown.
Sure, football is pretty important to a lot of us, but Tim Keown thinks it would be more fun if everybody took it less seriously.
The NFL should take a page from the NBA's code of conduct before it's too late.
Why does Tim Keown love NFL training camp? Because nowhere else in the world is something so unimportant taken so seriously.