As the college and professional football seasons lumber toward their conclusion, I couldn’t help but recall and then watch the brilliant TV series “Friday Night Lights,” a wonderful program about high school football in Texas. The series' setting, Dillon, is a small town in rural Texas—not unlike my high school days in Sioux Falls, South … Continue reading The ‘Real’ Stories Behind Football
Given the way things are going on twitter here are five quick thoughts that would have been tweets some other day It's my opinion that Meghan McCain would love to do anything other than defend Donald Trump on TV and it takes a certain kind of over the top idiocy unique to The View to … Continue reading Five Quick Would be Tweets Under the Fedora
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – So much negative news this morning in the headlines…tension, anxiety, anger, and sadness (that limo crash in New York – awful!). All this anger is one of the reasons I quit full-time political blogging a few years ago: I was mad all the time. Frustrated because I couldn’t really change … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: A Little Good News?
Yesterday my wife and I visited Sun Trust park and watched the Red Sox, despite a shaky (but scoreless) performance from Nathan Evoaldi, take game one of their 3 game set with the Atlanta Braves 8-2. The game was much closer than the score would indicate and it wasn't until the Sox added two in … Continue reading Sports: The MLB Playoff Race Continues the NFL Kaepernick Season Opens
...because stories like this: NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem on Thursday night as the league began the first full week of its 2018 preseason. Some players held their fists in the air, while others decided to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action. Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, both … Continue reading The NFLPA Should Register as an Official Donor to the Trump Campaign…
I talked to the ownership and the coach of the new East Coast Football League (ECFL) team the Mass Phoenix in Leominster on Friday where their team will play their home games If like me you aren't interested in the NFL Draft but have an interest in actual football this might be to your taste. … Continue reading Voices of the East Coast Football League Mass Phoenix out of Leominster MA
It's been an amazing year for Boston Sports. Last Year the Red Sox Won their Division, the Patriots went to the Superbowl, the Bruins are tied for the lead in their division with 3 games to go and the Celtics, even without their Superstar Kyrie Irving are in 2nd place in their division with a … Continue reading Red Sox Start 5-1 and Nobody Cares
"All I was saying was that a losing team, plus bread and circuses, was better than a losing team and a long, still silence." Bill Veeck While Tom Brady prepares for his eighth trip to the Superbowl in 16 years (not counting the season he spent injured) to close his season Tim Tebow who won … Continue reading Tebow in the Majors in 2018 or the XFL in 2020?
by baldilocks At the New York Post, Jay Cost talks about why he’s considering giving up watching the NFL; mostly about officiating and “freak” injuries. It’s not that much of an interesting read, but it made me think about the time that I almost became one of those women. 12-year- old me to my dad: … Continue reading How My Dad Stopped Me From Becoming One of Those Women
One of the principles of the Free Market is the idea that if another person thinks the can something better to go ahead and DO it. So when I saw this idea from P-Diddy: I did have a dream to own a NFL team but now my dream is to own our own league! — … Continue reading By All Means Let Rich Liberals Start the P-Diddy Football League
We mentioned Act for America feeling compelled to cancel their nationwide events Sept 9th. I've invited Dianne Ploss of Boston's ACT chapter to join us for the Stacy McCain Buffet Books and Blather event in Leominster. She has graciously accepted and we look forward to seeing her on our roundtable panel. You can get tickets … Continue reading Quick Thoughts Under the Fedora Everything’s Hate, Adding ACT, HoustonJim Brown
Today is superbowl sunday and while doing my best to ignore Lady Gaga and the other anti-Trump nonsense I can't help but notice they seem to dominate the coverage, likely because most people don't give Atlanta a chance. Given both the history and the work ethic of the Patriots Dynasty this is not a fault … Continue reading My Superbowl Pick The Patriots by Four (games extra rest for Brady)
As their rating continue to tank (at least relatively speaking, compared to Comedy Central and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee the NFL is still god) The NFL is still in total denial of the cost of the National Anthem protests. “Finally, it is worth noting that we see no evidence that concern over player protests … Continue reading Chip Kelly proves the NFL as False as Hillary Clinton
by baldilocks Several members of the Seattle Seahawks are talking about doing a sit-down protest of the National Anthem this Sunday, opening day of the 2016-2017 NFL season. By the way, Sunday is also the 15th anniversary of Al Qaeda’s attacks on America, which destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, damaged the … Continue reading Intentional Grounding (UPDATED)
Just under a year ago, before his suspension was overturned I wrote about how Tom Brady's suspension had a huge silver lining for the Patriots: First of all Tom Brady is 37 years old, while he is arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history even the greatest gets old and the toll of 15 seasons … Continue reading Tom Brady Suspension Reinstated the same silver lining as before