The Burrowhead paternity tests that captivated Championship Weekend

“Whenever you feel like you’re the underdog when you’re playing at Arrowhead Stadium, it gets guys ready to go.” – Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes “Don’t EVER disrespect Arrowhead Stadium!” – Chiefs DT Chris Jones It’s rare that I discuss talk Continue reading The Burrowhead paternity tests that captivated Championship Weekend

NFL Playoff Pick ‘Em Round Four: Super Bowl Edition

Here we are, the moment of truth.  We have three contestants still alive in our playoff pick ‘em, but before we get to them… A lot of people have asked me who I like in the Super Bowl.  In turn, Continue reading NFL Playoff Pick ‘Em Round Four: Super Bowl Edition

Drafting Old Guys: My Week One Spent with Matt Ryan

My girlfriend laughs at me.  She does that often, very careful to explain that she’s laughing at me, and not with me.  And she doesn’t laugh only because hers is a considerably better Marlon Brando Godfather impression than mine. Again, Continue reading Drafting Old Guys: My Week One Spent with Matt Ryan

Burrow, Luck and Gratitude

“What’s gonna set you free? Look inside and you’ll see. When you’ve got so much to say it’s called gratitude. And that’s right.” – Beastie Boys, Gratitude, 1992 “With a little luck, we can help it out.  We can make Continue reading Burrow, Luck and Gratitude

Burrowed

I sent a bunch of friends the same, exact text on the Saturday evening that Joe Burrow made sure everyone in America knew his name. I was behind the bar and as a general rule, it’s bad policy to use Continue reading Burrowed

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 Subtle racism and the “articulate” black athlete

Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)