Sports

Reflecting on Imperfect Heroes

10 as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.” 13 “THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING,” […]

What a View!

Loved this from Onion Sports (HT: Heather Martin): ST. LOUIS—With the ball on their opponent’s 45-yard line last Sunday, the Rams allowed the game clock to expire during first down so they could take in the unusual sight of their rich, beautiful field position. “Wow, it’s gorgeous around here,” running back Steven Jackson said while […]

TMQ on Football and Mortality

In this week’s TMQ, Gregg Easterbrook revisits the debates about the effects (positive and negative) of playing football. Are the mortality rates for football high enough to warrant reconsidering whether football is dangerous? It depends on whether we care only about mortality (if so, it is not that dangerous), or care more generally about smaller […]

TMQ Follow-up: Boys, Football, and College

TMQ last week offered some thoughts about boys and college success, and how football may be contributing to the decline. Read my thoughts here. One of the things I love about Easterbrook is his willingness to offer up reader feedback in support or opposition. Here is the feedback he received: Boys, Football and College: Last week […]

Virginia Tech Researchers Study Youth Football

Researchers at my graduate Alma Mater, Virginia Tech, have been studying head traumas in youth football. Here is a bit from the article: BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 18, 2011 – Virginia Tech released today results from the first study ever to instrument child football helmets. Youth football helmets are currently designed to the same standards as adult […]

Almost Time!

The NFL Films special on Reggie White and Jerome Brown is on tonight at 10:00 on the NFL Network. NFL Films has the latest sneak peek available on their website. I’m pretty excited at the chance for a trip down memory lane, even if it is mixed with the sadness of the early death of […]

A Wild Night of Baseball

From ESPN.com, a timeline of the events in MLB last night. Baseball At Its Best Four games ended within 89 minutes of each other, sending the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays to the playoffs and Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves home. Time, p.m. ET    Site       Event 7:10 ATL First pitch 7:10 BAL […]

Thoughts from (Last Week’s) TMQ

Running a week behind again on my reading of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com, so just getting to the entirety of last week’s TMQ. The football pieces are old news now, but here are my favorite non-NFL pieces (find the whole thing here): ———————————- On Christmas Creep: Christmas Creep: Reader Jill Andvik […]

A Must Watch Show: Part 2

Update: NFL Films is producing a film about Reggie White and Jerome Brown. It is called “Reggie White and Jerome Brown: A Football Life“. NFL Films is offering another tease for the show here with a clip from the Eagles’ 1991 season recap. All the defensive stalwarts are there. The surprise for me was the […]

A Must Watch Show

NFL Films is producing a film about Reggie White and Jerome Brown. It is called “Reggie White and Jerome Brown: A Football Life“. For those who are not Philadelphia Eagles fans, these were the defensive line stalwarts of the Eagles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I grew up watching the Eagles every Sunday […]