Tag Archives: football

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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Book Review: Truth Doesn’t Have A Side

Truth Doesn’t Have A Side:  My Alarming Discovery About The Danger Of Contact Sports, by Dr. Bennet Omalu with Mark Tabb [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I feel … Continue reading

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Book Review: After The Cheering Stops

After The Cheering Stops:  An NFL Wife’s Story Of Concussions, Loss, And The Faith That Saw Her Through, by Cyndy Feasel with Mike Yorkey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Second Chances: Finding Healing For Your Pain, Regaining Your Strength, Celebrating Your New Life

Second Chances: Finding Healing For Your Pain, Regaining Your Strength, Celebrating Your New Life, by Pat Smith [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Pat Smith, the author of … Continue reading

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The College Football Power Conference That History Forgot

While randomly looking up sports articles, as I am wont to do from time to time, I came across the unbelievable story of a team with a chain of victories likely to be unequaled for all time. The Sewanee (now … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Super Bowl 50

9:15AM (all times are in Pacific Standard Time): So, although I tried a liveblogging experiment fairly recently where I discovered that I do not enjoy liveblogging from my phone [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to attempt the experiment … Continue reading

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When Winning Isn’t Enough

Today there were two stories, one from college football and one from the NFL, that demonstrated winning is not enough for someone, even a very successful coach, to keep their position secure. These two examples demonstrate the pitfalls and sometimes … Continue reading

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