Blustery September Saturdays mean it’s time to dig out F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s masterpiece The Bowl again for an annual reading. This is not The Cut-Glass Bowl, Fitzgerald’s more famous (and gloomier) …..
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A modest little conspiracy theory about what’s *really* going on with the New England Patriots this year.
The kid who was “too short” for the NFL is now the winning quarterback of Super Bowl 48.
That’s what Rolling Stone magazine says in a new investigative piece.
So, a Subway shop in Manhattan has a statue of Jarvis Jones made of smoked chicken.
Pat Summerall has died, at the age of 82. I don’t even watch sports on TV, but I still recognize Pat Summerall as one of the greats when it comes to TV broadcasters.
Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison, a life sentence for the 68 year-old convicted of sexually abusing children.
Which is cooler: Andrea Pirlo’s right-down-the-middle chip-shot penalty kick for Italy vs. England, or his utter calm as he trots back to midfield after?
Manchester City has won its first league championship in 44 years, and the lads will have a parade in the city tonight. How did the celebrations look in 1968?
Snoop Dogg has put a financial stake in the Los Angeles Riderettes, one of the new teams in the Lady Arena Football League.
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is going to the Denver Broncos, they say. What will happen to Tim Tebow?
On a night just like this in 1971, a legend was born. The legend that the movie Brian’s Song is the only movie that will make a grown man cry. I weep that there are men who can cry so easily.
This week the blog for Smithsonian.com has an article called “Score One for Roosevelt,” recounting how President Teddy Roosevelt helped “save” American football.
William Rhoden remembers the football-playing years of Clarence “Big Man” Clemons.
Here’s Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, holding an NFL football last night just minutes after being named to her new post.
“He can be talking throughout a play, the play can be actually running and he could be talking to you. He is on top of it. I remember a play we had and he was talking to me during the play and he had the ball in his hands, he was about to throw and he was talking to me about something that was going on.””…Sometimes a play might be designed for me to stay and block but he might tell me to ‘go ahead on and go,’ so, I go [out for a pass].”
Heh. NFL quarterback Tom Brady had a little on-field argument with linebacker Terrell Suggs during the Ravens-Patriots game last Sunday. Suggs’s account of the rhubarb:
Georgia is passing the collar to a new mascot.
Veteran NFL kicker Joe Nedney took on a robot this week for the placekicking championship of the world. Nedney is 234 pounds and 77 inches tall. The robot, Ziggy, is an intimidating 340 pounds and 14 inches.Who prevailed? Let’s go to the tape.
David Beckham suffered a full tear of his Achilles tendon on Sunday, according to Dr. Sakari Oraval, the Finnish surgeon who repaired the injury yesterday. Beckham is out for the World Cup:Asked whether Beckham would be able to play in the World Cup that starts on 11 June, Orava replied: “No, I don’t think so… healing takes a long time.
Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29Documentary – 2008Viewed on: Saturday night, 20 February 2010Pre-movie meal: French onion soup, fries, and a Dr. Loosen Riesling