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The NFL should get its own house in order before condemning Arizona

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In the end, Gov. Jan Brewer came through and did the right thing. Whether or not SB 1062 would truly protect businesses, it was bad for the overall image of our state. It was simply bad for Arizona.

It's a bit ironic that same piece of legislation that is designed to protect businesses would have, in essence, become a job crusher. Many companies would have, if not still, had second thoughts about relocating here.

Case in point: the NFL. Apparently, the NFL put Arizona on notice that it would consider moving the Super Bowl to Tampa, Fla., as a sign of protest to SB 1062. However, the irony gets deeper and thicker.

Isn't the NFL swept up in the Washington Redskins controversy? As you know, many Native Americans are in an uproar and consider the name Redskins to be offensive and hurtful. Yet, the NFL has virtually done nothing to address the concern.

Many team representatives, though anonymously, have indicated that Michael Sam, who recently announced that he was gay, would be a distraction to their locker rooms. As a matter of fact, the NFL had to issue a league-wide memo instructing teams to not ask players about their sexuality at the NFL Combine.

Whatever happened to Riley Cooper, who was caught using the N-word on tape? Oh yeah, he's still around.

Listen, I love football. I'm one of those guys who lives for Sundays in the fall. However, the NFL needs to stay out of politics, stop playing playground bully and concentrate on getting their own house in order before it decides to play policeman in the social-issues arena.

Mike & Winey can be heard every Saturday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. on 92.3 KTAR. Join us on Facebook.

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Mike Weinstein (Winey of Mike & Winey) is the host of It's Business Time w/Mike Weinstein heard on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. on KTAR News 92.3. Mike is the VP of Marketing for West USA Realty and a licensed REALTOR® in the State of Arizona. Mike graduated from Vanguard University and earned his MBA from The University of Phoenix. He is a local entrepreneur who has owned his own real estate company, internet company and SEO/content writing company. Mike lives in Goodyear with his wife and two boys. It's Business Time provides a unique place for businesses to go to for the necessary resources, advertising options, education and community in which to be successful. It gives Arizona businesses a voice and helps them succeed in an ever-changing marketplace. This show covers anything and everything pertaining to businesses, including an array of industry experts who impart insightful tips and advice. The show will also cater to the average person who may have always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur or is looking for tips on how to get that next job or who would like more insight on how the business community and its marketing efforts affect them. It is a show for everyone.


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