Sporting events we’d like to see televised that aren’t

The networks appear to be losing their touch.  By my count, there have been three recent, sports-related events that our cable channels totally missed out on! Listen, the 24-hour sports networks have plenty of time to fill.  If the NFL Continue reading

Two sports movies that were well ahead of their time

We can go on debating which are the greatest sports movies of all-time; the list is abundant. But to me, two forgotten, early-90s sports movies stand out as underrated and particularly telling considering all that’s going on in sports nearly Continue reading

The good, the bad and the 7th annual over/under contest winner

The NFL calendar is officially over yet here we are again… talking about football. To finally put this season to rest, I thought I’d generate some discussion on the good and bad that was this football season, the pleasant surprises 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

Interviews, context and the real Stefon Diggs

“It’s not always the word.  It’s the context in which the word is said.” -Chris Rock Often words get misconstrued. Anyone who has ever felt tongue-tied in a moment of pressure can relate.  Probably not as much as multi-million athletes Continue reading

NFL braces for Chucky’s return… and why Buccaneers’ fans should be okay with it

For all you Buccaneers fans upset your team kept Dirk Koetter and lost out on the Jon Gruden sweepstakes, I’m here to talk you off the ledge and tell you why you’re better off without him. Go grab yourself a 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

New England Patriots up to same old tricks

Ladies and gentlemen, the New England Patriots are at it again. As if it wasn’t bad enough they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15 in the game of the season by a controversial catch that wasn’t, prompting another surefire, Continue reading

It was the best of days, it was the worst of days: Where golfing and football fantasies collide

An odd thing happened on the way to the golf course. I normally don’t golf on Sundays.  Those days, at least during football season, are reserved for sitting on my sofa and obsessing over my far too often, ill-advised wagers Continue reading

The agony and the irony of NFL Thursday Night Football

Welcome to Reason No. 1,276,385 that the NFL needs to check itself before it wrecks itself. Last Thursday night is a perfect example of what’s wrong with, well, Thursday night.  As much as fans selfishly enjoy having another primetime game Continue reading