Posts tagged: Teddy Roosevelt

F. Scott Fitzgerald pictured at his writing desk, but now wearing a modern football helmet

College Football Time is F. Scott Fitzgerald Time

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) …..

Teddy Roosevelt and the History of Football

 This week the blog for Smithsonian.com has an article called “Score One for Roosevelt,” recounting how President Teddy Roosevelt helped “save” American football.

How Many Other Presidents Turned 50 in Office?

Barack Obama turns 50 years old on this very day.  Question: How many other U.S. presidents have turned 50 while in office?  Take a guess, and we’ll give you the answer after this roll call.

A photo of Mariah Carey in a low-cut black dress, with diamond necklace and a broad smile

Mariah Carey is 40 Years Old

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:727:]]Pop singer Mariah Carey is 40 years old today.