Tag Archives: football

Glass Ceilings

From time to time [1] I write about the aspect of ratings, and there are few sports where ratings are more important than in college football.  Part of that is due to the way the game is organized.  In most … Continue reading

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You Are The Last One Of Your Kind

In the contemporary world, there is a great deal of interest among many people or companies in having the first of some kind.  Cell phone providers brag about having the first new generation phone or next generation data network, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Is The Day

This Is The Day:  Reclaim Your Dream.  Ignite Your Passion.  Live Your Purpose., by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Tim Tebow, former … Continue reading

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Get Ben In

How do memes start?  Sometimes it is worthwhile to start at the end and move backwards.  Above is a picture of me wearing a t-shirt that I bought from someone who was quite cleverly profiting off of a book that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walk On

Walk On:  From Pee Wee Dropout To The NFL Sidelines–My Unlikely Story Of Football, Purpose, And Following An Amazing God, by Ben Malcolmson with Patti McCord [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah WaterBrook Press.  All thoughts … Continue reading

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Rooting Interest

While eating dinner today I had the chance to watch the college playoff championship, which did not go as well as I would have hoped.  For a half, it looked like it was going to be a really good game, … Continue reading

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Cracking The Code

Like many people, I enjoy laughing at an lolcow from time to time.  Tonight, for example, I amused myself by watching a video about Ryan Leaf, one of the worst ever players drafted in the NFL.  In 1998, it was … Continue reading

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And The Hits Keep Coming

There is a saying that lightning never strikes the same place once, but that saying is even a bad one by the standard of bad urban legends.  Early in his political career, Abraham Lincoln made political hay of the fact … Continue reading

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Book Review: Indentured

Indentured:  The Inside Story Of The Rebellion Against The NCAA, by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss This book is written with an obvious intent to shock the reader into a horror at the exploitation of college athletes, mostly from minority … Continue reading

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Book Review: Billion-Dollar Ball

Billion-Dollar Ball:  A Journey Through The Big-Money Culture Of College Football, by Gilbert M. Gaul I found in reading this book that while I appreciated the author’s wit, the author’s politics had a clear negative side for me.  A great … Continue reading

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