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Labor Lessons From Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown's squeaky wheel

“The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil”

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“The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Oil” Labor Lessons from Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown's squeaky wheel

“I love it when a plan comes together.” This line was made famous by George Peppard’s character Hannibal Smith, in the 1980’s series A-Team. Antonio Brown is probably putting the line to good use as he enjoys a day off on the first Sunday of the NFL’s 100th season.
What appeared as madness to many appears to have been a well-orchestrated plan by Brown to extract himself from an increasingly untenable spot in Pittsburgh and navigate to a destination where his talents might be better appreciated and labor could take a few lessons from Brown’s “madness.”

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Luck’s retirement, and pain he endured, hit close to home for former NFLer

Rich Ohrnberger and children

 

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Andrew Luck’s retirement, and pain he endured, hit close to home for former Charger

Rich Ohrnberger

“I stayed in the game but was struggling to remember what the play call was when I was coming out of the huddle. Our quarterback would give us the play, but I’d forgotten once I got to the line of scrimmage. I kept tapping the center on the leg when we’d get into our stances: “What’s the call?”

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The Blitz – Weekend Edition – 4/22/17

Happy Weekend from Advocacy for Fairness in Sports and The Blitz

💡Concussion Discussion: 3 active & 100+ former NFL players pledged brains to science. No active & 5 retired NHLers have done so. “We are focusing on hockey now.” https://t.co/GgLJAjN6qu — Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) April 21, 2017 From @rwesthead: Boston University researcher says she’s diagnosed CTE in the brains of four former junior players https://t.co/GQmm2YsA3Q pic.twitter.com/nHlVeTtR1S …

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The Blitz 3/9/17

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⚖️Litigation Lane: Buss “collision” in LA The inside story of the Lakers’ family drama via @ramonashelburne https://t.co/kHG7Aj0riZ — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 8, 2017 Legal expert @McCannSportsLaw says Jeanie Buss appears well positioned to retain control of Lakers https://t.co/ve3AXZowut via @nathanfenno — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 9, 2017 Hall of Fame Game Lawsuit NFL Hall …

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Why does the NFLPA Want to Stop Leaping Field Goal Blocks?

McClellin leap

Sheilla Dingus March 5, 2015 Last week at the Combine, the NFLPA presented a request for a rule change to the NFL Competition Committee.  As first reported by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, NFLPA President Eric Winston said: The jumping over on the field goal, I think, is just leading to a really dangerous …

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The Blitz Weekend Edition 2/25/17

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⚖Litigation Lane: NFL vs. Insurers NFL seeks to add bad faith claim against insurers over refusal to consent to concussion settlement: https://t.co/ybJAQM4LAh — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 25, 2017 In view of the new filing, which was a letter from the insurers to the Court, I updated the article I wrote last week. Here’s the …

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The Blitz 2/20/17

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⚖Litigation Lane: Lane Johnson In this article I detail new developments in #Eagles‘ Lane Johnson’s lawsuit against the NFL & NFLPA. https://t.co/dBdSdYtKUm — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 20, 2017 Anderson University football player sues school for injuries https://t.co/teA7ImfZPh | Former AU football player sues NCAA, HCAC for alleged injuries — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 19, …

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The Blitz 2/10/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: If the #NFL is a “league of denial” in regard to #CTE, the #NHL is a “league of denial” squared. My latest…https://t.co/1LgdVsacYP — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 10, 2017 Company Promised to Advance Settlements Allegedly Scammed 9/11, #NFL #Concussion Victims https://t.co/BREFt5cfnm via @kensweet @cjournal — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 9, 2017 Painkiller Pandemonium: …

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