Lee Russakoff

Time to Form a More Perfect Union

The posturing in the NFL labor negotiations is absurd. Owners are crying poor, players are crying foul and Ochocinco is crying to Roger Goodell. No one knows how it all will end … aside from one undeniable fact: The fans will get screwed. Bank on it. That’s because the players and the owners are well-represented […]

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Opportunity Lost

Just about everyone who picked Philadelphia to beat Green Bay on Sunday (myself included), did so because they thought Michael Vick would somehow will his team to a win. It wasn’t that Philly was the better team (Green Bay, after all, has a defense that doesn’t give up every time the opponent gets inside the […]

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Buck Up, Philadelphia

Baseball is about moments. There’s no game clock. No seconds. No minutes. No shot clocks. There are pitches. There are hits. There are outs … all of them moments. In baseball, time doesn’t exist. The game doesn’t end until one team gets 27 outs … no matter how long it takes. And that’s exactly what […]

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Pain Does Not Exist in this Dojo

It certainly wasn’t pretty. But when you’re fighting for your season, when you’re one loss away from going home, style points don’t mean much. There is one goal. Survive at any cost. You scratch. You claw. You fight. You do whatever it takes. Even if you have to do it on one leg. And that’s […]

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Defending Michael Vick (and Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner)

These days, the only thing less popular than defending Michael Vick is defending Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner. The owner and president of the Philadelphia Eagles are perpetually under fire (often from me), but this time it’s specifically for letting Vick “slide” for a shooting at his Virginia Beach birthday party after professing a zero-tolerance […]

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Rules Made to Be Broken

It’s an outrage. A debacle. A travesty. I’m fired up. And I’m talking about men’s slow-pitch softball. Who knew I could care so much about  a sport that Artie Lange “realistically” pretends to play? But it happened. I’ll explain. It was a slow sports weekend. So I was flipping through the channels desperate for something […]

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