Gridiron
by | Feb 11, 2019

Knowing of my love of baseball, including the college game, a friend kindly sent me a clip from the Gainesville Sun, a story about a new baseball yard being built on the campus of the University of Florida. The shocking datum in…

by | Feb 6, 2019

For decades I was the biggest football fan ever. Also baseball. Also basketball. Also ice hockey. My grandfather, Zeyde (of blessed memory), introduced me to baseball when I was five or six. He lived in Brooklyn, hated the Dodgers for abandoning him, a…

by | Feb 2, 2019

Years ago, a reporter asked a Dallas Cowboys running back something about the Super Bowl calling it “the ultimate game.” “Well,” Duane Thomas replied, “if it is the ‘ultimate game,’ then how come they’re going to be playing it again,…

by | Jan 30, 2019

When Super Bowl LIII takes places in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday it will occur — stop us if you’ve heard this one before — in the house that taxpayers built. In an ever-growing race to offer bigger subsidies…

by | Jan 22, 2019

My sources in New Orleans tell me, with justified bitterness and not entirely tongue-in-cheek, that the sign on the door of the officials’ dressing room at the Superdome next year will be in braille. It was pass interference. It was…

by | Jan 21, 2019

You would think after spending the last several years struggling to withstand its various unforced errors — whether those involve the criminal and otherwise inappropriate conduct by some of its players off the field, the thoroughly needless outrage of kneeling…

by | May 25, 2018

Our long national nightmare is over. The National Football League outlawed national anthem kneeling on Wednesday. “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explained in…

by | Jan 10, 2018

The game between Alabama and Georgia, Monday night, had some of everything. Perhaps it would be better to say that it had it all. Or as the purest fan of the Georgia Bulldogs or the Alabama Crimson Tide might put…

by | Aug 30, 2017

Las Vegas Beer bottles, discarded torn clothing and other debris dot the landscape at the corner of Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive. In the distance, to the northeast, the Strip looms — a pyramid, a castle, a faux Empire…

by | Aug 15, 2017

The NFL season is almost upon us, and Colin Kaepernick is still out of work. Guess whose fault this is? According to the media, it’s your fault and mine for being unflinching, unyielding bigots. Kaepernick’s employment status, or lack there…

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