How ironic is it that in a league that tinkers with its overtime rules in order to minimize the chances of a tie, its biggest story becomes just that. Because that's how I'm feeling after the Kaepernick/Reid settlement with the NFL. It feels a hell of a lot like a tie to me, and here's why.… Continue reading When Sacrificing Everything Gets You Paid
Fucking Patriots. They make me want to dabble in communism. They make me feel like the Brits were misunderstood. They make me want to subvert the steeple chase of a nut that Thomas Paine broke bread with once upon a time. The one that made babies with capitalism and stirred up tasty drinks in the… Continue reading It’s Deja Vu, All Over Again
Remember that girlfriend you had in high school who was constantly pulling you around by the leash? She'd break your heart one week only to pick up all the pieces inside the next? And every time you thought you'd finally learned your lesson, every time you'd talked yourself into never going back to her, she… Continue reading 635 Reasons to Love Cleveland
I decided not to play fantasy football this season, because I don't feel like cursing players I don't even know. Besides, I finished first in my league last year and I'm fucking tired, yanno? You might wonder why I wouldn't want to defend my title, and to that I answer with this. By not playing,… Continue reading Mostly Fearless NFL Predictions!
When did sports become so unlikable? It used to be that sports was a respite from the everyday; a temporary form of escapism that was fun and legal. It was a snow globe fascination whose import was clear as life and death but whose suspension of disbelief allowed us to dream like children. It was a gloriously… Continue reading Dear Sports: I’m Just Not That Into You
I can't believe it's Super Sunday already. It feels like only yesterday that I was putting together my fantasy league team whilst under the illusion my Dolphins had a chance to see January . . . if only for sixty minutes. The Patriots are making their annual trip, preparing to take on yet another bird.… Continue reading The New England Invitational Turns LII
We have seen this movie before. The one where the Patriots win twelve plus games, score a couple playoff wins in Foxboro and end up in the Super Bowl amid all the chatter about how they cheat to win and how they get all the calls. There are few things more certain than death, taxes… Continue reading Groundhog Day Meets Rocky Balboa