A Quick Chat with Matt Forte

A Quick Chat with Matt Forte
Football fans are a little down on the Chicago Bears as of late. After a reasonably good start to the 2014 season, the Bears let loose in the second half of the Bears-Packers matchup at Soldier Field a month ago. And after an impressive win in Atlanta, the Bears failed to capitalize and beat a... Read more »

11 More Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports

11 More Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports
More ideas from yesterday’s simple life inspirations. 1. Cool nerds. 2. The smell of burning leaves in the fall. 3. Kate Schellenbach’s drumming. 4. Old political buttons. 5. Drinking black coffee with the birds chirping in the morning, from my balcony. 6. Rebuilding burnt bridges 7. When vegetarian chili kicks chili-with-meat’s ass. 8. Cabbies who... Read more »

11 Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports

11 Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports
Before I started blogging a few years ago (and way before I started writing) I used to compile little notes about what I considered some of the more fun things in life. Some of these things deserved their own list and their own recognition. 1. People who don’t bullshit around and just tell you like... Read more »
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YouTube Proof That NFL Players Shouldn't Sing

YouTube Proof That NFL Players Shouldn't Sing
Give a football player a big trophy and what does he do? Sing. Unfortunate as it is. It seems that at least in the latter half of the 1980s –a reasonably treacherous time for both American fashion and music– that success equaled the chance to record a pop hit, talent or not. (Just like American... Read more »

MTV VMAs 2014: Dust Off Your Fake Outrage

MTV VMAs 2014: Dust Off Your Fake Outrage
Sports has been doing up outrageous stuff for TV very well lately. On Monday Night Football this week the Cleveland Browns’ new kid on the block, Johnny Manziel, flipped the bird during the live preseason game broadcast. Whether his gesture was aimed at the Browns’ opponents, the Washington Redskins, or the media, or his many... Read more »

Proof that Chicago Pigeons are Hockey Fans

Proof that Chicago Pigeons are Hockey Fans
Back in April I got a pretty nice birthday care package from my folks back home in suburban Philadelphia. Along with a box of brotherly love from Pretzels Direct stacked with TastyKakes, Wise brand potato chips and about 30,000 calories worth of Philadelphia soft pretzels and fixins, a second box showed up the next day.... Read more »
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Four Months Off: Bucket List for Luis Suarez

Four Months Off: Bucket List for Luis Suarez
As everyone around the world now knows, Luis Suarez is in hot water. The Uruguay and Liverpool FC forward, widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, was banned by FIFA from all football for four months on Thursday for biting an Italian centerback Giorgio Chellini during play. Moreover, this isn’t the... Read more »

New Names for the Washington Redskins

New Names for the Washington Redskins
Last week the Washington Redskins made off-season news not for training camp or trades. Instead, the press came when the United States Patent and Trademark Office abruptly canceled the team’s trademarks on the basis that they were “disparaging to Native Americans.” The legal ramifications of this action by one wing of the US Government may... Read more »

Dads: Your Kid Sucks at Sports. What to do.

Dads: Your Kid Sucks at Sports. What to do.
My kid is a little bit of a day dreamer. At his soccer games, I used to joke that if you pass my kid the ball that he might contemplate kicking it. That’s not entirely true, though. Since Boodah is usually thinking about Star Wars and not whatever sport he is playing, it’s probably more... Read more »
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Wild World Cup: That Time North Korea "Beat" Brazil

Wild World Cup: That Time North Korea "Beat" Brazil
World Cup 2014 is in full swing. Soccer, also known as football, footie, calcio, voetbal, and fύtbol to the Spanish-speaking world is typically dominated by squads from Europe and South America. No one else really figures in(usually). Brazil, to make a crude comparison, are soccer’s equivalent of the New York Yankees. They have won five... Read more »