These days I have an uneasy relationship with big name sports on several levels.Like a lot of people, I’ve been watching pro sports for as long as I can remember. I was a bit of an aberration in my own family, gravitating to baseball as I did when most of the adults in my family […]

As the Summer Olympics are on the verge of wrapping up for another 4 years, I find myself idly wondering about something on the tail end of this year’s competitions.I’m not an Olympic junkie like some of my friends.  I am, as most of you know, a bit of a sports nut.  Most of my […]

I think I’m a tad concerned at the number of posts I’ve been putting up lately that fit into the “Get off my lawn!” category I set up.  I don’t know if it’s that I’m really that angry these days, or it’s just that emotion is easier to channel into blog productivity.Probably a little from […]

It feels more than a tad surreal to read that Jennifer Capriati was inducted into the tennis Hall of Fame today.Capriati’s first grand slam semi-final, the 1990 French Open, would have occurred right around the time I graduated from high school.  She is four years my junior, and I first became aware of  her because […]

Every time I think that professional baseball can’t possibly get more absurd, it works to exceed my expectations.  And every time I think I might rekindle my affections for the New York Yankees, they do what they can to make me want to burn everything associated with them and piss on the ashes.For those who […]

I couldn’t begin a post about exercise without tying back to a semi-cryptic movie reference.  At this point, I’m three and a half weeks away from doing something I’d never expected myself to do, which seemed as good a reason as any to dust off the writing chops.

Understand something: when the Dallas Cowboys were THE dominant team in the 1990s NFL, when I despised them like few teams on this earth…Michael Irvin was the player I despised most on that team.It probably didn’t help that he was a Miami Hurricane in college, and I still had lingering scars from the 1991 Cotton […]

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