Category: Football

Versatility is King

I’m sure you signed on today expecting a review of an incredible Super Bowl, a rebuke of the un-American idea of a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, a tribute to Falcon Heavy, or something exalting about Mrs C leading up to the annual Day of Love. Sorry to disappoint. To please the congregation, I’ll say […]

The Rams Are Back in the Playoffs


Today, it’s all about the Rams. I became a Los Angeles Rams fan, as a child, out of spite. As a teen, it was because of Eric Dickerson. When I became a post-teen (a young adult?) there was Jim Everett, Henry Ellard, and Flipper Anderson. As I became a full-fledged football aficionado, a fan of […]

The President and the National Anthem

In light of the unfortunate comments the president made last night in Alabama, I thought I’d share a link to my thoughts on the subject from a year ago. To reset the discussion I’ll provide a preface, for those who might need it. During a preseason NFL game in 2016, the cameras caught Colin Kaepernick, […]

Football is Back

football is back

A little over 36 hours ago, Tom Brady and the Patriots played Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the opening game of the 2017 NFL season. A little over 24 hours from now, the rest of the games begin. This Sunday everybody but the Saints, Vikings, Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins, and Buccaneers will […]

Rambling, Man

Football is over. Well, not forever, but just for the 16-17 season. A few thoughts: That was such an amazing Super Bowl. I don’t have to tell you that. When the 4th quarter rolled around I turned to a room of 30-40 people and said “anybody here think Tom Brady can’t score three times in […]

LA Story

I have a theory. Bear with me, this one gets kind of wacky and involves a brief history lesson. The history lesson starts in 1946. In 1946, Daniel Farrell Reeves, the owner of the Cleveland Rams, struck a deal with the National Football League and became the first person to own a professional sports team […]

One Sunday In

With 87.5% of the games already played for week one, I have some thoughts: The Colin Kaepernick saga continues. Kaepernick himself doesn’t play until tonight, but some players around the NFL joined his silent protest yesterday. A few, like Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, stood for the national anthem but raised their fists in a […]

The Biggest Game

It’s opening day 2016! I thought I’d take the occasion and re-post my very first entry, published 7 months and 5 days ago on Facebook – just before Super Bowl 50. It’s been a long and intriguing offseason and I can’t wait to get the games started again, for real. Take a moment, if you […]

Standing Behind the Sitting QB

While I was out of town this weekend, on a marathon run to Monterey County to celebrate my 30th reunion with the amazing Alisal High Class of ’86, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers took a seat and started a controversy. I heard about it immediately, when my NFL app fed me the news […]

Hollywood or Bust

When the Rams finalized their move to Los Angeles, they needed to make a big splash. They just did. I figured it would mean going out and signing RGIII, or trading for Colin Kaepernick, or even trying to lure that Manning guy out of retirement. I didn’t see this coming. Not at all. This morning, […]

How I Became a Rams Fan

When I was a kid I had no interest in sports. While my brother and the other neighborhood kids were playing touch football in the streets, or wiffle ball in the Wheelers’ driveway, I was pretending to be Captain America or Captain Kirk. Occasionally, Heath Barkley. I would run around with a wooden phaser in […]

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