Gridiron

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Back in the seventies and eighties, the Big Three, aka GM, Ford, and Chrysler, experienced difficulties with the auto unions. The unions, irritated by this or that perceived slight, would engage in slowdowns, strikes, and shoddy workmanship that sabotaged buyers…

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…

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