Len Dawson, Bill Ray and one of the most iconic sports photographs ever captured

I don’t know much about Len Dawson.  I never saw him play football.  By the time I started watching the game rather religiously, he was already well into the broadcast booth.  Dawson was damn good at his jobs too.  He Continue reading Len Dawson, Bill Ray and one of the most iconic sports photographs ever captured

Kill the head, the body will die and other official directives from the NFL locker room

“He says what guys need to hear. He’s not going to sugarcoat it. He’s not going to baby you. He’s not going to belittle you. He’s going to treat you like a man, and you have to respond like a Continue reading Kill the head, the body will die and other official directives from the NFL locker room

Upset!

When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading Upset!

Book Review: Super Bowl Gold: 50 Years of the Big Game by Sports Illustrated

There are a number of perks that come with running an award-winning website.  There’s the constant spotlight, the scantily clad women, regular entry into the world’s hottest nightclubs and the hordes of crazed sports fans always suggesting “Hey, you should Continue reading Book Review: Super Bowl Gold: 50 Years of the Big Game by Sports Illustrated

Another one bites the dust: NFL veterans realize their true net worth

It’s getting bloody out on the tundra and offensive and defensive linemen are still on spring break. By the time next NFL season rolls around, we’re going to need an all-inclusive fan guide to see who’s playing where and this Continue reading Another one bites the dust: NFL veterans realize their true net worth

Super Bowl Tweets better than the game itself

Well, that was a riveting Super Bowl.  Not! If you feel bad about not being entertained, consider the fact that the most watched program in US television history was even more of a downer for Colorado residents and those bearing Continue reading Super Bowl Tweets better than the game itself

Book Review: Rising Tide by Randy Roberts & Ed Krzemienski

Not much has changed in the last fifty years.  College recruiting is still a cutthroat business, race relations in this country are still strained and Alabama is still the best football team in the nation.

The coolest headgear in sports: A top twelve list

  For decades, athletes from Walt Frazier and Joe Namath to Derek Jeter and Dwyane Wade have graced us with a sense of style and pizzazz off the field.  Due to uniform restrictions in most professional sports, it is much Continue reading The coolest headgear in sports: A top twelve list