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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

AP: Video: Harriman Institute Director Mark Frye: Analysis: Economic Sanctions Might Hurt Russia




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Maybe we could see an international coalition of America, Canada, Britain, United Nations,  European Union, the Slavic states, not including Russia, but also Ukraine stepping up with economic sanctions against Russia and even starting to put together a force from NATO to be deployed, if necessary, to back Ukraine against any Russian invasion of Ukraine. And perhaps Vladimir, seeing this, would know he's better off backing off and getting out of Ukraine because he would be undermanned and underfunded against an international coalition like this.


American Throwback: Video: CBS Sports: NFL 1978-NFL Today Complete Episode 11/12/78





1978 was one of the best NFL seasons of all time, and I believe the National Football League was at its best with rule changes as they relate to blocking and pass defending to equalize the defense and offense so neither side of the ball has an unfair advantage, with blockers now being able to extend their arms to block, which is critical when you are trying to block a 265-270 pound muscle man who probably runs a 4.7 forty.  Now the OL has a fair shot at blocking a big man like that based on the rules:  the coverage rules on defense, with defensive backs no longer being able to manhandle receivers at the line of scrimmage but at least run their routes even if they are not opened and completely covered.