The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading


When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading

What the 2018 Olympics really need

I’ll admit it.  I’ve barely watched a single moment of this year’s Winter Olympics.  Sure, I glanced at the opening ceremonies, always an eye-catcher.  I’ve oohed and aah-ed at the occasional luge wipeout and yes, Shaun White winning again is Continue reading

The worst of both worlds: Your Super Bowl LII Outcome Edition

Prepare yourselves, football fans.  The world is about to become a very different place. You see, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and there’s a lot on the line, perhaps even more than in Super Bowls past. Sure, the Atlanta Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Vol. 6: Super Bowls and Communists

I think I offended someone the other day.  He must have had delicate sensibilities. Since it’s Super Bowl week, I asked a complete stranger who he thought would win the big game.  I’m a sports fan and an outgoing sort Continue reading

“Jaws is a horrible movie” said nobody ever… except for this one guy

I fear that we are in trouble as a people… for this younger generation has clearly lost their minds. This one gentleman in particular, in his early thirties, frequents my bar during happy hour from time to time.  He comes Continue reading

Why football matters

“Football is so important.” -John Jacobs, comedian Last Sunday was special, more special in some parts of the country than in others but special nonetheless. As we all know, most NFL games are played on Sunday but last Sunday was Continue reading

Tales of Depression and Sorrow: The Tampa Bay Rays

Some years ago, my interwebtacular partner in crime asked me to contribute to his series entitled Tales of Depression and Sorrow.  In said pieces, J-Dub of Dubsism fame asks fans of a particular franchise to share in the misery of Continue reading