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Jason Keidel

Ben Roethlisberger (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Trading Big Ben Would Be A Big Blunder

There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.

11/15/2013

Richie Incognito (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Keidel: Incognito Can’t Defeat The Civilized World With Uncivilized Behavior

We should be disgusted by anyone who condones Incognito, excuses Incognito or ignores Incognito. We should be disgusted by anyone who blames Martin, teases Martin or trivializes Martin.

11/06/2013

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Keidel: Redbirds Will Be Back In Catbird Seat

Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.

11/01/2013

Tony Romo (credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Despite Detractors Cowboys’ Tony Romo Rules

The vocal, aggregate angst from Cowboys fans is quite understandable. While you would be right to direct your anger at some well-heeled Cowboys, Tony Romo isn’t one of them. In fact, he is the reason you really matter.

10/25/2013

Ray Halbritter, a senior leader of the Oneida Indian Nation in New York state, speaks at a symposium in Washington, DC October 7, 2013 in favor of changing the name of the US capital's beloved American football team, the Redskins. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Fail To The Redskins

When I first heard the cacophonous call for Daniel Snyder to change the name of his football team, I cringed. It felt like the sport we worshiped since childhood was under siege, crushed by the tide of groupthink.

10/18/2013

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Keidel: House Of Cardinals; Is St. Louis America’s Team?

The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.

10/11/2013

Peyton Manning (L), Eli Manning (R) (credit: Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Book Of Eli, Written By Peyton

You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.

10/05/2013

L.C. Greenwood (L), Mel Blount, and 'Mean' Joe Greene (R) (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Keidel: Another Tear In The Steel Curtain

Now, one major thread in that curtain is gone. L.C. Greenwood, he of the height and heft and six Pro Bowls and four rings, as central to the dynasty as anyone not named Joe Greene or Jack Lambert, died of natural causes.

09/30/2013

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Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

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