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Why you’d have to stand for the anthem if your boss told you to

You’ve got the perfect retort for your lib friends who say the NFL anthem nonsense is about the right to protest. If I protest at work, my boss has every right to fire me. The NFL is a business. Why shouldn’t the owners have the right to fire players who refuse to stand for the anthem?

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Political fallout from Politico report on Tom Garrett office dysfunction?

Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett was reportedly considering dropping out of a possible re-election race, only to declare a day later in a rambling press conference that “too darn much is at stake” as he affirmed his commitment to run in November.

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Chris Graham, Scott German talk NCAA Tournament field expansion, MLB realignment

Chris Graham and Scott German solve the problems facing sports in today’s podcast, starting with a proposal from the ACC to expand the NCAA Tournament basketball field, and including a look at the DH and realignment in MLB. That, plus what ails UVA baseball, and the latest additions to the UVA football coaching staff.

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Luke Maye returning to UNC for senior season: Surprising?

Luke Maye confirmed Thursday that he will be withdrawing from the NBA Draft pool to return to North Carolina for his senior season.

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Respect during the national anthem: Sure, right

NFL owners and the POTUS would have you believe the entirety of the rest of America, aside from a handful of kneeling SJWs, shows proper deference for the national anthem.

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Podcast: The NFL-anthem controversy, The Caps, VMI and UVA baseball, more

Chris Graham talks the NFL continuing to fan the flames with more in the way of edicts on the flag and the anthem, then switches gears for a thought exercise on the Washington Capitals, and how tonight’s Game 7 can play with the D.C. sports fan base.

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The NFL seems fixed on keeping the anthem controversy alive: Why?

It’s almost as if the NFL is inviting the negative attention over the national anthem, doesn’t it? There’s no way the league and team owners are just this bad at tamping down a controversy.


Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, short tracks, Twitter rants, more

Chris Graham and Rod Mullins review the NASCAR All-Star Race from this past weekend, look ahead to this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600, plus Kyle Busch’s Twitter tirade, and the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol.

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Truth, be damned: More Trump!

Nice work by Rudy Giuliani, getting the New York Times to help him put pressure on the Mueller investigation, by pulling a fake timeline out of his arse and making it official, on A-1, above the fold.

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Chris Graham talks WWE, Twitter, Dickie V, rainy days

Rainy days can lead to decent fodder for podcasts. Today, Chris Graham discusses the news that WWE Smackdown is heading to Fox, his three most famous Twitter followers, his bromance with Dickie V, and nosebleeds.

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Smackdown moving to Fox in 2019: Five things it means for WWE fans

WWE Smackdown is moving to Fox in October 2019, part of a $1 billion, five-year deal that moves the blue brand to Big 4 network television for the first time.


The three most famous people who follow me on Twitter

Waiting out a rain shower over the weekend, I ransacked my Twitter account, not sure what I was looking for, until I found it: the three most famous people who follow me on Twitter.


Another school shooting: What happens next

Another school shooting has claimed at least 10 more innocent lives, this time in Santa Fe, Texas, south of Houston. We know what happens next, having been through these tragedies so many times over the past 20 years.

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UVA playing big-boy football, plus the latest on Manny-O’s: Podcast

Chris Graham and Scott German talk UVA football, breaking down the direction that new AD Carla Williams is taking things in terms of financial commitment. The focus then shifts to baseball, with the latest on the future of Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, and the UVA connection on the Washington Nationals.

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White people need to chill the f— out

I mean, I can see why white folks are a little skittish about black folks being all public about doing stuff, like grilling out, checking out real estate, staying in an Airbnb, meeting somebody at a Starbucks, those sorts of things.

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Inside the Numbers: College football doing good business, except at UVA

College football is as healthy as ever. That’s what the people in charge are telling us, anyway. And this in spite of the continued relative lack of interest in the UVA football program that I cover every Saturday.

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Trump getting played, predictably, by Kim, North Korea

Remember when Trump loyalists were promoting the idea that the president, on the verge of a breakthrough summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, should be in line for the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Reminder: No, Mark Warner isn’t a presidential contender

Mark Warner had said in the wake of the 2016 presidential election that he was not interested in mounting a run at the White House in 2020, preferring to focus on his work in the U.S. Senate.


Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk Kansas, All-Star Race, Coca-Cola 600, NHRA: Podcast

Chris Graham welcomes Rod Mullins to the podcast to talk NASCAR. The guys wrap up the thrilling finish at Kansas, with Kevin Harvick taking his fifth win of the season. Then we look ahead to the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600, and take a quick peak at next month’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

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Chris Graham talks UVA, VMI baseball, plus UVA football joining the arms race: Podcast

Chris Graham talks VMI baseball after a busy weekend on the air calling Keydets baseball. Analysis includes a look at VMI’s chances to make a run in the SoCon tournament next week, plus UVA baseball’s chances to get an NCAA bid. We wrap up looking at UVA athletics joining the football arms race under new AD Carla Williams.

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Bad money after good: UVA preparing to enter football arms race

What UVA football needs to get to the top: more strength coaches, more analysts, that nice, new $65 million football operations center that Craig Littlepaige had been working on. In short, more money thrown at the football program.

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What pisses off the libs?

What passes for public policy right now coming out of Washington comes down to a simple litmus test: what pisses off the libs?

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Does UVA baseball have a shot at an NCAA bid? A puncher’s chance, maybe

Brian O’Connor has not missed an NCAA Tournament since taking over as the head coach at UVA in 2004. There’s a first time for everything.


Podcast: Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk latest NASCAR news

Chris Graham talks with AFP contributor Rod Mullins to get caught up on the latest news from the world of NASCAR. This week’s podcast covers Kevin Harvick’s win at Dover, looks ahead to Kansas this Saturday night, and also dives into the reports that the France family may be looking to sell the NASCAR series.

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A long way to go, but we’ll get there

There’s so much that we don’t get right, and have no business not getting right. Like, life really isn’t as complicated as we like to make it out to be.