The Asterisk: A Fan's Grievance On Cheating And Rule Manipulation In The NFL

The Asterisk: A Fan's Grievance On Cheating And Rule Manipulation In The NFL

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Overview

‘THE ASTERISK’

The NFL’s affirmative action to protect less athletic and immobile quarterbacks over decades has resulted in a ripple effect of change to every defensive position on the field. Dominant athletes have had to conform to greater subjective on-field enforcement or face massive fines.

The Asterisk uses comparison analysis, player statistics, and first-hand sources to give compelling insight on the more than two decade’s worth of cheating and rule manipulation that precipitated a spillover of success for the New England Patriots in today's NFL.

The Asterisk is a fact-based analysis that highlights the unscrupulous factors elevating the Patriots to so-called G.O.A.T. status:

- The manipulation of rules to protect less athletic quarterbacks in the NFL for decades

- Massive cheating by the patriots over the better part of a decade and the eventual cover-up

- Rules that are biased against more mobile quarterbacks who are endangered on the field

The Author takes you on a riveting journey on the history of the NFL and gives the reader stunning truths about the nefarious factors that has propelled the Patriots to dominance in the League.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732593824
Publisher: Asterisk Press
Publication date: 08/25/2018
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Vern Nicholson is a lifelong fan of professional football who believes we all need to have a conversation about the legitimacy of the Patriots' success over the past two decades. Thus: The Asterisk.

Vern has been a small business owner and marketing executive and has lived in New Hampshire for over 15 years. He authored the Digital Marketing guide, Farming A Marketing Explosion, and develops successful marketing campaigns for small businesses across the country.

Table of Contents

DEDICATION Page: V

EPIGRAPH Page: VI

CONTENTS Page: VII

PREFACE Page: XI

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Page: XVI

INTRODUCTION A FAN’S GRIEVANCE Page: 1

PROLOGUE Page: 7

Chapter 1 Page 15 ROGER GOODELL’S LEADERSHIP

Chapter 2 Page 28 NFL’S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Chapter 3 Page 34 SUPER BOWL LI

Chapter 4 Page 45 STEEL COMPARISON

Chapter 5 Page 71 NIGHTMARE ON DECEMBER 17TH

Chapter 6 Page 78 SPYGATE AND DEFLATEGATE

Chapter 7 Page 106 IN THE NAME OF SAFETY

Chapter 8 Page 123 NFL REORDER OF THINGS

Chapter 9 Page 139 DROP-BACK VS ZONE-READ PASSERS

Chapter 10 Page 164 THE GOAT FANTASY & THE LITTLE ASTERISK

Chapter 11 Page 194 FAN BASE ARGUMENTS

Chapter 12 Page 208 SOLUTIONS FOR THE DAMAGE DONE

APPENDIX Page 217

NOTES Page 219 - 224

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Page 227

INDEX Pages: 229-235

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