Posts tagged "sports fans"

During the NHL Playoffs trashtalk, trash get "picked up"

During the NHL Playoffs trashtalk, trash get "picked up"
There’s an old joke that used to float around eastern Pennsylvania when I was a kid, and I know it by heart. Along with knowing who Jim O’Brien and Jerry Penacoli were, this joke is a test of your local cred if you grew up between 1980 and 2008, the two times the Phillies won... Read more »

Parents: Don’t Yell “Retard!” from the Stands

Parents: Don’t Yell “Retard!” from the Stands
I’ve picked up a nice little side gig writing about area high school football for a major sports news conglomerate. Football isn’t my first choice in sports, but the chance to watch and report the game is as rewarding as living in the moment as a writer with something to write about. Then there’s the... Read more »

Throwing Pics #7: Goalscoring Sports Store Signage

Throwing Pics #7: Goalscoring Sports Store Signage
Follow @MySportsComplex The days of the neon sign has basically come and gone. And as consumers we’ve become accustomed to plastic moldings and (at best) the kind of signs that we see from a mile away, 60 feet in the sky with mega logos like McDonald’s golden arches or even the big four letters of... Read more »
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"Mess with my Baseball Hat, You Mess with Me"

The following is part of a series called Short Short Sports Stories which are real life stories and things that happened around 1000 words. Fans who love sports love their sportswear. It’s just part of the game of fandom. In college, I built up a nice collection of sweatshirts, which at one point consisted of... Read more »

With Tressel gone, Buckeyes remain strong

It is possible that the celebratory bonfires have already started in Ann Arbor, Madison, Evanston and maybe even South Bend, Indiana. I can see it now, a pile of scarlet and grey sweater vests crumpled and stacked over a pile of flaming tinder. Some will sound the death knell for Ohio State hoping to end... Read more »

Throwing Pics: #5 - Chicago Bulls T-shirt Mania

Throwing Pics: #5 - Chicago Bulls T-shirt Mania
It’s been over a decade since the Bulls were any where near contention for the NBA title. And not since 1995, since a t-shirt craze. Back then Chicago was littered with “Michael Chills, City Sweats” t-shirts about the time Michael Jordan’s first return the NBA was a big question mark.
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Dear Auto-Correct,

Dear Auto-Correct: You have a familiar trait, one I have known all of my life. That trait is the loving, motherly tendency to constantly correct everything I say and do. Now, I know that I owe you a debt of gratitude for all that you’ve done for me since my youth. I know I don’t... Read more »

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 »

Why Soccer Will Never Not make it in America

Not long ago I got into it at a bar with a Boston Red Sox fan. Not “into it” as in a bar fight, nor was I cheering for the Yankees. He had just driven 14 hours and had lots to talk about. For one, he went on about how Ultimate Fighting is (allegedly) America’s... Read more »
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