You sit right down at your family’s Thanksgiving table and are surrounded by the ones you love… and a few strays you barely know but who were nice enough to bring dessert so you nod and pretend to know their Continue reading →
Dear God, help us all. The world as we know it is crumbling all around us with people literally knowing nothing about sports. I can see I’m going to have to start handing out more business cards. Last Sunday started Continue reading →
“The sky is burning. I believe my soul’s on fire.” – Bad Company, Burnin’ Sky, 1977 I’ve never understood the whole ritual of burning things after a team victory. Why do we resort to setting things on fire in Continue reading →
After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading →
A friend and I were driving around town last week listening to the local broadcast of the Outback Bowl. Even though I live in Tampa and he was just visiting, he and I determined that bowl game, which featured neither Continue reading →
There’s not always a lot that can be told from the first weekend of college football. Most major programs schedule patsies as warm-ups for their season. But some winners and losers became very clear this Labor Day weekend.
March, 2010 marked twenty years since the passing of Hank Gathers. I intended to write about him and my Loyola-Marymount experience at the time, but the words didn’t come out right. After watching ESPN’s Guru of Go, a documentary about Continue reading →