Inside Conditions: Diplomatic solution

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Last Thursday was Thanksgiving or the day otherwise known to my daughters and most likely 99.99 percent of the global female population of the planet as “Black Friday eve.” I once asked my daughter, “why aren’t you eating any turkey and stuffing? Are you okay?” “Yeah daddy I’m fine, I just don’t want to be sluggish when they open the doors at 12:01 a.m. at Macy’s.”

Last Thursday was also the day that I ventured down to M&T Bank Stadium to chronicle the game, I mean bloodbath between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. In my opinion; “golden handcuffs” have been placed on most of the aggressive players in the NFL, especially and particularly those that play defense.

In light of these recent restrictions, there may be only two “sacred songs” left in the NFL’s future. The first being our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” The second being the timeless hit from the legendary big man with the “girly” voice, Tiny Tim. For those of you who might remember, he recorded the hit; “Tiptoe Through the Tulips.” He was a constant source of entertainment and ridicule for the late Johnny Carson and Tim even married his beloved “Miss Vicky” on “The Tonight Show,” which led the great comedian Don Rickles to ask this question. “Which one is the wife?”

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