Posts tagged "NFL"

Seattle: A Fist Full of Sports Fans

Seattle: A Fist Full of Sports Fans
I picked up last week’s Sports Illustrated to catch up on the latest from NFL pundits. Nestled within this issue’s mid-season review was good sports journalism still laced with typical big sports hyperbole. After dutifully marching through what was going on here and now in the NFL, the author threw in a little foreshadowing. It... 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 »

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 »
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Trivial Sports Histories: Philly Eagles, Horrible Rappers

Trivial Sports Histories: Philly Eagles, Horrible Rappers
In the 1988 NFL season the Philadelphia Eagles and their coach, Buddy Ryan, were feeling a little cocky. Ryan, who was a former assistant of Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, had come in just the year before. And coming off three very disappointing seasons following the Super Bowl era of Dick Vermeil, the Eagles were... Read more »

"Bear Down Chicago Bears" sounds like "Sit on my Face"

"Bear Down Chicago Bears" sounds like "Sit on my Face"
A couple of months ago during the off-season my insomnia got the best of me. When that happens and I’ve totally given up sleep I often hit YouTube to check out long lost favorites from my MTV childhood and other silly things. That day, a friend had sent me a photo of a toilet with... Read more »

Fun with Autocorrect and Sports Names

Fun with Autocorrect and Sports Names
In the spring I wrote about how Autocorrect, or “spellcheck” as the old school technophobe in me often calls it, has the habit of changing words with humorous effect. One popular website, “Damn you, Autocorrect” recounts numerous episodes of Autocorrect stepping in and changing harmless words to awkward ones, sometimes infusing sexual innuendo to a... Read more »
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Throwing Pics #8 : Baby Jay Cutler

Throwing Pics #8 : Baby Jay Cutler
So, if you didn’t know, football season is back. And the Chicago Bears return to the fold with a home opener this Sunday, September 11, at Soldier Field against the Atlanta Falcons. You can check it out on FOX at high noon. Last year there were a lot of complaints amongst all the enthusiasm about... Read more »

My Hobby: Hating the Dallas Cowboys

My Hobby: Hating the Dallas Cowboys
In the David Mamet film “State and Main”, Alec Baldwin plays a scummy movie star in his late 40s named Bob Berringer, who reminds himself constantly that “everyone has a hobby”. His hobby, while filming on location, is hooking up with local high school girls. I have a hobby that is less devious, less dirty,... Read more »

Women & Sports: A Smoldering Couple

Women & Sports: A Smoldering Couple
Follow @MySportsComplex On Sunday I tuned in to watch Brazil do what Brazil does best…Scoring goals. Norway has one of the world’s better soccer programs, especially for a country of 3 million. Yet Brazil set them ablaze going up 3-0 by the first five minutes of the second half with one goal coming from the... Read more »
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Throwing Pics: #2 - "Green Bay Packers Pierogi"

“The Green Bay Packers Perogie“, January 2011. I didn’t try to do this…seriously. A couple of days before the NFC Championship game that the Bears lost,I was minding my own business and making lunch. I’ll admit, I left the perogie on the griddle a moment to long, only to turn it over and find this random... Read more »