By | 2017-12-24T19:32:41+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Yesterday, still two days before Christmas, I could tell without seeing numbers on a scale that I’d blown through the already-generous holiday calorie quota I’d given myself. Sooner or later in life, you know the story. It’s not just the quantity; it’s the quality (or lack thereof). So, I couldn’t afford a routine day at [...]


By | 2017-12-17T08:22:09+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.  -Tom Landry I want to believe pro football’s off-field shenanigans are on hold for a while now, at least until we reach the pre-Super Bowl build up, when every story line is fair game. For now, I think we’re in store for some real [...]

Once Upon a Time . . .

By | 2017-11-19T21:47:16+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Memories, NFL Influence|

Once upon a time, the culture into which I was born was a source of inspiration. Its leaders were my heroes. The story lines that played out weekly set my dreams in motion. Courage, leadership, teamwork were its core values. But these days, the inspiration is gone. Those in charge (and I cannot call them [...]

Pro Football’s Demise: History Repeating Itself?

By | 2017-11-12T10:18:07+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“With the object of bringing about reforms in football, a long and serious conference was held yesterday between [the] President . . . and some of the leading coaches . . . toward improving the quality of gridiron sport, especially by reducing the element of brutality in play.”  - The Washington Post, October 10, 1905. [...]

A Born Fanatic’s Take on the Latest from the Intersection of Pro Football and American Culture

By | 2017-10-24T09:06:33+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Please don’t let this be just lip service . . . It’s only a baby step. But this past week offered reasons to see the glass half full in pro football’s need, as cultural bellwether, to provide a positive example of how to solve social division. I’ve suggested the usual partisan adversity between management and [...]