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January 4, 2015 at 6:37 pm
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If I was a Detroit Lions fan, I'd be screaming for referee blood about that.

Picking up that flag on a FLAGRANT pass interference by Dallas in the fourth quarter was the worse call… or non-call… the NFL has seen since… well… since the non-call on the botched field goal attempt in the Giants/ 49ers playoff game ages ago.

Shocking.  Really shocking.

The Lions could still have won the game.  They did lots to blow it afterward, from penalties of their own (none as flagrant, none picked up) to blown coverages to a shanked punt and a fumble.  But still… Detroit could well have locked up the victory on that drive, the play was textbook pass interference, the penalty needed to stand.  The defender mugged the tight end.

One for the books.

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Best Books of the Year

January 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm
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Another year has come and gone, and all sorts of folks are putting out lists of their favorite books of 2014…

… including the editors at Amazon.

I am pleased to say that our Westerosi worldbook THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE and our anthology ROGUES both made the Top Twenty list in Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Thanks, Amazon.  And thanks to all of you, my readers.  Hope you enjoyed the books as well.

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Coaching Fiasco?

January 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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So now the rumor mill tells us that the leading candidate for the Jets' head coaching job is Doug Marrone, who just stepped down as coach of the Buffalo Bills, where we won… how many SuperBowls was it?  Oh.  Zero.  Well, how many playoff appearances?  Oh.  Zero.

Having dumped Rex, one of the best coaches in the NFL, will Gang Green reach out for mediocrity?

These are the Jets.  Maybe they will be smart this time around.  (Hah)

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