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

Jaguars prove priorities not entirely absent in NFL

Morals?  Pfffttt!!! Rules?  Come on, this is the NFL!  Rules about conduct rarely apply. When’s the last time a team allowed a little thing like a rules violation to come into conflict with another far more important thing called winning? Continue reading

Three things that pissed me off about the NFL last weekend (and no, the kneeling wasn’t one of them)

I’m going to channel my inner commander-in-chief for a moment and rant about all things wrong with the NFL.  (Currently adjusting combover, spraying on fake orange tan).  Okay, I’m ready. One of my beefs has to do with coaching (or Continue reading

Trump tells Curry “No Soup for You!”

Eight and a half years ago, our former president, a black man, rolled up his sleeves and filled out his March Madness brackets on ESPN for all to see.  Many were taken aback, wondering a) who the hell cares whether Continue reading