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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Manly men — and even some women — complain that football is becoming feminized
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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For several years now, I’ve been writing about the gradual convergence of various factors which, taken together, pose an existential threat to football.

We’re reaching the point where the most fundamental aspects of the football culture — the violence and machismo –  are under assault.

Players suddenly — and litigiously — are aware that head injuries suffered on the field can bring life-long misery. Consequently, new rules have been promulgated, and some players are unclear about which kind of tackles are legal and which aren’t.

And now a new controversy has arisen regarding bullying among football teammates. This one encompasses ...

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