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Sunday, November 19, 2017

The NFL‎, Health Care and Employment Contracts - and Jimmy Kimmel, Too

From the 11/18/17 Saturday Night Live -

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly seeking a contract extension that would provide ‎him with a salary of $50 million, use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for him and his family. That's how expensive health care is - he's going to make $50 million a year and he's still, like, "What about that health care, though?"*


Also, while we're on the subject of health care, I (belatedly) note all the noise about the Jimmy Kimmel Test as being the baseline standard for what should be in health-care reform. I just can't get my arms around Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), that Pontificating Purveyor of Pop Culture, having appointed Kimmel, that bastion of policy-making capability, as the determiner of how the American health-care system should look. I guess Sen. Cassidy eventually came to regret that little misguided appointment, huh?

Happy Thanksgiving!

* By the way, for what (little) it's worth, while I don't pretend to be a rap aficionado (to say the least?), I thought - all kidding aside - that Eminem's emotional and intense performance on the show (channeling, I would suggest, Charles Barkley's "I am not a role model" sentiment) was maybe the best live rap performance I have ever seen. Just wanted to throw that out there.

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