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Lockout hinders conversation between father, son

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08:03 AM ET 03.14 | If fans are caught in the middle of the lockout on a macro scale, some relationships between family members are caught on a micro level. Coaches are not to have contact with their players. In the case of Titans offensive line coach Bruce Matthews and his son, Kevin, a Titans offensive lineman, it creates the potential for some awkward dinners. A Titans executive says indications are that the league understands the two can't avoid contact, but that they are expected to steer clear of discussing the labor impasse or team-related matters. That's a reasonable take by the league, but governing what a father and son can discuss in their private time is tricky business.

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March 14, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Yawn.

March 14, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Even nepotism has its downside.

March 14, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Since when did this become a story, slow Monday.

March 14, 2011  08:25 AM ET

The poignant relationship between father and son gave "Talledega Nights" so much of its heart-wrenching pathos.

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March 14, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's almost as bad as families on opposite sides during the civil war.

They're on opposite sides of the American Civil Suit.

March 14, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Whatever. They'll talk. It's just nobody's business outside of their home/phone line.

March 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET

I see a LMN movie script...

March 14, 2011  08:34 AM ET

Tricky business? How about none your business.

March 14, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Tricky business? How about none your business.

You didn't know that the NFL places bugs in all the homes of personnel and affiliates?

March 14, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You didn't know that the NFL places bugs in all the homes of personnel and affiliates?

At Fat Albert's place, those are just ants and cockroaches crawling over the pizza boxes.

March 14, 2011  08:43 AM ET

...And what about Mary Jane?

March 14, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Is being asked to help mom with the dishes considered a labor issue?

March 14, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Is being asked to help mom with the dishes considered a labor issue?

Hellz yeah!

March 14, 2011  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Tricky business? How about none your business.

Exactly

March 14, 2011  09:31 AM ET

So what's the penalty? Do they have to go to confession, throw Hail Mary's and say a bunch of Our Commishioners? 15 yards each, offsetting? Yeah, that makes sense. How about they have to sit in the penalty box together?

March 14, 2011  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's almost as bad as families on opposite sides during the civil war.

Please don't change your photo!

March 14, 2011  11:16 AM ET

could these two possibly have anything at all to say about the lockout to each other or anyone at all, that would really matter?

March 14, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Please don't change your photo!

second...

 
March 14, 2011  11:21 AM ET

Dinnertime must be tricky.

Honey, ask Kevin to please pass the salt...the greedy ingrate.

Mom, tell dad to ****...you mindless toadie for The Man! Here's the salt.

Dear, tell Kevin thanks...you easily replaceable benchwarmer.

Mom, tell dad No problem...you Walmart front end manager in a headset. I don't have to listen to you, you ain't the boss of me!

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