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To those who missed it, here is the original announcement:

I received some great feedback, both publicly and privately. To everyone who reached out, thank you very much. …


I’ve been on Medium since the beginning. Now, it’s time to get started.

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I never really gave Medium a real chance after those first few weeks. Now, I’m going to change that. I spent the last few weeks doing some research and coming up with a plan for how I am going to get started on Medium. Again.

Medium has gone through a number of changes over the last few years. Recently, they adopted and updated the Medium Partner Program, which empowers writers. Sure, many publications have left Medium for a number of reasons. But some have started up, and more writers than ever are finding a home here. …


Roles at startups are often fluid. Without an established path to follow, you are free to carve your own path.

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About 90% of them fail.

And while that number sounds ominous, only 10% fail within the first year. During that time, startups typically raise large sums of money, adapt and evolve multiple times, and look like a different company by the time they succeed or fail.

This doesn’t mean that many aren’t successful. …


The biggest name who will miss Sunday’s matchup is Myles Garrett, the Browns superstar defensive end who was famously suspended last season for acting like a madman and attacking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet on national television. …


A Browns spokesperson told Cabot that the team “will continue to monitor the circumstances and remain flexible,” but “plan to continue to safely host a limited number of fans.” Apparently, the important distinction here is that the county has issued an “advisory” and not a “mandate,” meaning that the Browns are their fans can choose to ignore the advisory if they wish.

Whether or not ignoring such an advisory at a time when COVID-19 cases are spiking around the country is another question. …


Howard spent the 2019 season with the Eagles, playing in 10 games and rushing for 525 yards and six touchdowns. He was an effective between-the-tackles runner for the Eagles before suffering a stinger injury and missing most of the second half of the season.

The Eagles reportedly had interest in bringing Howard back after the season, but Philadelphia is somewhat famously strapped for salary cap space for next season and needs to roll over as much as possible. Instead, Howard signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins worth more than $10 million, which the Eagles were never going to come close to matching. …


But a few weeks ago, Dallas Goedert was designated on a Wednesday and managed to play that Sunday. …


Jim Schwartz will speak to the media on Tuesday, so it’s possible that the media wanted to use this opportunity to speak to Doug about the offense and the team’s shortcomings there. But they also wasted time with questions about…Jalen Hurts’s ball security? In total, 20 questions were asked on Monday and not one focused on the defensive side of the ball despite that unit’s obvious struggles. …


Because the Philadelphia media loves controversy, even a contrived one, whenever possible to attempt to grab the attention of an insatiable fanbase, this is what we sometimes get. Brett Favre went on one of the garbage ESPN hot take shows the other day and said the Eagles should have kept Nick Foles instead. …


Over the last couple of years, the Eagles have had to turn to their practice squad players to contribute meaningful snaps in NFL games more than any other team in the league. Through the first half of the season, 2020 has been no different.

So when the Eagles add a player to or lose a player from their practice squad, it gets more attention in Philadelphia than it does in other cities. During their Week 9 bye week, the team has made a number of moves. Let’s go over them below. …

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