White privilege and black national anthems: Time to change the channel

I was working behind a hypothetical bar the other night, changing the hypothetical station on a hypothetical flat screen TV.  A hypothetical couple sat directly under the TV, occasionally glancing up at it while eating their hypothetical dinners. As a Continue reading

Quarterbacks say the darnedest things: The Drew Brees edition

We live in an odd time, where racial tension is as high – and high profile – as it has been in my lifetime.  That’s over a half century, folks.  File the latest Drew Brees soundbite into the annals of Continue reading

SportsChump and J-Dub debate… the Post-Virus Sports Landscape

What better time than a pandemically induced, state-of-siege-like, self-quarantine to turn to my blogging brother in crime to remind me… that we were stir crazy long before it was fashionable. Before we proceed, sir, know that I will always be Continue reading

Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer… and other things I never thought I’d hear in my lifetime

Many a people go fishing for big prize off the coastline of Tampa/St. Pete. Rarely do any of them ever catch a fish this big. That’s right, Tampa Bay, what was once thought only a pipedream appears to have become Continue reading

Subtle racism and the “articulate” black athlete

I was enjoying a nice, peaceful round of golf the other afternoon when a waft of subtle racism caught my attention. I was mid-way through my round when I heard an older white gentleman in our group, whom I had Continue reading

Helmet throws and N-Bombs: A down and dirty week for the NFL

Let’s talk about race for a quick moment, shall we. The hole Myles Garrett is digging for himself apparently knows no bottom. If you stayed up to watch the very end of last Thursday night’s football game, er… melee, you Continue reading

Odell Beckham, Jr. channels his inner Cousin Eddie

This past Sunday, the as-of-yet undefeated New England Patriots took on the young, upstart, great on paper but as-of-yet, highly underachieving Cleveland Browns.  As expected, the Patriots won the game rather handily. After a hard fought, physical battle, it is Continue reading

Oh, the horror: Six NFL teams I can’t bear to watch

Man, there are some bad football teams out there. Let’s kick a few while they’re down, shall we? Every season, it seems like there are the New England Patriots, some really good contenders and the rest who are just shuffling Continue reading