Archive for December 2011

My Top Facebook Status Updates of 2011

My Top Facebook Status Updates of 2011
As bloggers we all have our past times. Some drink and swear. Some obsess about sports. Some reach for the heart. Others muse about sex and money. Some people list things. I manufacture and post ridiculous yet sometimes meaningful Facebook status update messages. We have to give the inventors of social media some credit for... Read more »

The 11 Best Sports Films of the Last Two Decades

The 11 Best Sports Films of the Last Two Decades
Since 1991 –after such great 1980s sports films like Hoosiers, The Natural, and Chariots of Fire– a lot of excellent film work has hit the screen. The best films often deal not only with the sport featured but the lives of every day people across all walks of life. I’ve seen a lot of sports... Read more »

Trivial Sports Histories: Album Cover Trash Talk

Trivial Sports Histories: Album Cover Trash Talk
In 1986 The Housemartins released their first album, “London 0 Hull 4″. The album which was big in the UK and on American college radio contains the singles “Flag Day” and “Think for a Minute”, as well as “Happy Hour”, a tune referenced by the Barenaked Ladies on their first album. The album “London 0... Read more »
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Duck-Duck-Goose & Contact Sports Injuries

Duck-Duck-Goose & Contact Sports Injuries
I used to work with a jolly old 71 year old salesman. He was the stereotypical life insurance salesman—friendly, hilarious, slightly maddening. He was well suited for his work, not only because he’d been doing it for 40 years, but that persistence seemed genetic for this guy. “The Dartman”, as he called himself, had had... Read more »

Interview with Billy Corgan: Music Legend, Sports Nut

Interview with Billy Corgan: Music Legend, Sports Nut
The day before Thanksgiving I was fortunate to be able to interview Smashing Pumpkins singer and songwriter Billy Corgan. He loves his day job as a rock and roll legend. But Billy is a huge sports fan, and one with a hankering for getting involved in other projects. We talked about his new wrestling company,... Read more »