Net Neutrality & the NFL

4:30 PM -- I've got a few comments on net neutrality now that the Department of Justice has come out against it. It's an issue I've been divided on. First, I am against the very principles of it because I feel that by nature of a free market, the more you use a certain resource, the more you should have to pay for it. It's sort of like how big trucks that clog up the roads have to pay more to drive on the New Jersey Turnpike than Honda Civics do.

But then I look at the explosion of content over the Internet in the past few years. People who were complete nobodies becoming overnight celebrities thanks to the ever increasing power of the Net and millionaires springing up out of their own basements where they discovered the next great idea. I think this is a good thing, and net neutrality helps make it possible.

And now for something completely different...

Picks for NFL Week 1. (This won't be a weekly thing... I don't think.)

Jaguars over Titans: Vince Young is a bad QB. Why don't more people realize this?

Falcons over Vikings: So was Michael Vick, which is why Atlanta will be better without him.

Steelers over Browns: Surely our Copy Chief wiln't disgaree.

Texans over Chiefs: It's more accurate to figure out which of these teams won't lose rather than which will win.

Eagles over Packers: 30. That's the over/under for Brett Favre interceptions this season.

Patriots over Jets: Ugh, picking against my own team. But hey, I'm a realist.

Bills over Broncos: But in the end, Buffalo fans come out as the losers since they will still in fact live in Buffalo.

Rams over Panthers: In nature, a panther would kick a ram's ass.

Redskins over Dolphins: The Dolphins starting QB has too much gray hair for me to put any faith in him.

Seahawks over Buccaneers: Seahawks fans are pathetic. If they held the Super Bowl two years ago in Seattle there still would have been more Steeler fans there.

Raiders over Lions: If two football teams play a game and there is no one there to see it, did the Lions really lose?

Chargers over Bears: And one and done in the playoffs for the second straight year.

Cowboys over Giants: Eli was adopted.

Bengals over Ravens: A tough game to call since we still have Friday and Saturday night to get through without any of the starters getting arrested.

49ers over Cardinals: 10:15 p.m. ET kickoff. You'll have to tell me about it the next morning.

— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading

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