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The Boston Globe


Brian McGrory

A rare triumph for expertise

Now that the National Football League owners have successfully revealed themselves to be a collection of tightwads and nitwits, could we please, as a people, use this moment to pay homage to the struggling concept of ­expertise?

You know exactly what those owners were thinking. They pay obscene sums of money to the players, who perform in ­ridiculously expensive stadiums, some of which, heaven forbid, the owners even funded themselves. The television audience isn’t going anywhere, except maybe to the kitchen for another beer and a fresh bag of ­Doritos.

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