by | Feb 10, 2020

It was not Colin Kaepernick and his knee alone that drove me from the NFL. Rather, as I have written on these pages going back to September 2017, I awaited the league’s response to that useless ingrate’s treachery. One rogue…

by | Feb 2, 2020

Tampa Having been in the news biz myself, I totally understand the appeal of the speculative and provocative column. They’re easy to write, they titillate excitable readers, and they absolve the columnist of finding something truly informative or amusing to…

by | Jan 20, 2020

Forgive the rather shallow entry in this space today, as your author is coming off a nonstop weekend novel-writing binge. I’m working on the sequel to Animus, the novel I published on Amazon back in September, as it’s a goal…

by | Sep 30, 2019

I have published articles on many controversial topics: Trump, border walls, religion, politics, terrorism, Tim Tebow, and, heck, even one on dodgeball. But this may be my most controversial subject yet. Here goes: Tom Brady is overrated. Now, before the…

by | Feb 5, 2018

It was probably exactly the game that the NFL craved. It was close; coming down, in fact, to the final play, which was one of those long desperation passes that they call a “Hail Mary.” No Patriots receiver could quite…

by | Feb 3, 2018

If you want large numbers of people to hate you, accomplish something great. The New England Patriots compete in their eighth Super Bowl of the Brady-Belichick era and try for their sixth win this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. America…

by | Feb 2, 2018

Many, many Super Bowls ago, it was a few days before the game, when the media was, as usual, desperately trying to find material for its coverage. Some desperate reporter asked a Dallas Cowboys running back named Duane Thomas how…

by | Jan 22, 2018

Could have been worse. That, anyway, is what serious NFL fans were most likely thinking after the conference championship games were done and the Super Bowl matchup had, thus, been decided. It had been a season of discontent. The worst,…

by | Jan 6, 2018

There’s a breed of economist who constantly predicts recessions and depressions. When a severe economic downturn eventually occurs, as it inevitably will, he expects you will reward the great foresight with a financial newsletter subscription, ignoring all the times the…

by | Feb 8, 2017

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, wants him to retire. It would be a fine time to do so, after winning a record fifth Super-Bowl. Brady is 39. Hardly ancient, but an awkward age for an NFL player. Awkward or not, Brady…

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