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Selling The Out
We played a lot of street football in my neighborhood. I say neighborhood, but it was really just us and the Proctor kids, our nearest neighbors, playing on the semi-rural road between our driveways. Sometimes some other kids might play, but it was pretty much the next-door-down Proctor kids and us, the Balls. That’s right, the Ball kids, mostly my brother and I, were referred to as “The Balls.” And Steve, my beloved “big ball” brother, and I (yup—“little ball”) would play street football with the Proctor boys, Jim and Bruce. Now Jim, the older brother was slim as an eel in Winter— he could have been in our family; Steve and I were always thin, long before our distance running days— and Bruce was much the opposite, and as it turns out, the only actual football player of the lot. We would choose sides, filling in with whatever sisters were around, and play till we couldn’t see the last game-saving long bomb.
The Switch up
The snackscape has changed. There was a time that the gameday spread at my house would rival a deep south buffet, complete with all of the dips, wings, meatballs, every variety of chip known to man, and a robust sourdough bowl overflowing with cheese-laden chili. Not this year. We didn't even rock the football shaped snack plates or green-turf garland with little dangling pigskins.
Why I Refuse to Talk About the Chiefs' Loss
If you've read my story Surviving "Killa City", you might know that as a Kansas City native, I am a big Chiefs fan. Which is why this year's Super Bowl definitely was a downer for me. So much so that I checked out right before half time (I didn't even watch the Halftime Show and that's saying something because I love watching the Halftime shows). After spending two quarters yelling at my TV and cussing out the referees for the constant flags against the Chiefs, I knew in order to keep my blood pressure at a normal level, it was best to remove myself from the carnage.
Super Bowl LV
If I would have told you that the final score of Super Bowl LV would be 31-9 before the game began, you'd probably think the Kansas City Chiefs blew out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why? Because the Chiefs' Offense is the best in the NFL and Tampa Bay is historically the worst team in the NFL.
It's Superbowl Sunday, so What?
I grew up in Massachusetts during the sixties and seventies. For those of you who are sports fans, you will understand the Superbowl was never really a cause for "celebration".
History of the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl™ is a territory acquisition athletic contest played on a fixed agrarian grid using, as a token, an inflated porcine prolate spheroid. It is the most important holiday of the year in America some will say. While it is ostensibly a secular holiday, others argue that it is truly a religious holiday. And there are several reasons why. It has:
Mahomes on verge of being first black GOAT Quarterback
With the Super Bowl a couple days away, everyone is fixated with the idea of a 43 year old Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl.
Documentary Review: 'ESPN 30 for 30: Al Davis vs the NFL'
ESPN 30 for 30 has become a haven for documentary filmmakers eager to find unique ways to tell familiar stories. The documentary format can tend to be a very homogenous artform, always very similar and familiar in structure and presentation. Thus a series such as 30 for 30 can feel a little rote after a while. To change that, documentary filmmakers need to get creative and find little ways to set themselves apart from the rest.
6 Things Women Should Know About Football Before Super Bowl LV
The world will semi-stop on February 7, 2021, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the last Sunday of the 2020 NFL season. Many of us will have safe and socially distanced Super Bowl parties that will include hot wings, pizza, and beer. If 2020 has taught us anything, it would be to enjoy your family and friends while you have them and create memories that will last a lifetime. Around this time, women have become the hostess, butler and, maid when this day arrives. I think it's time we switch it up and call Postmates, sit back, drink a beer, and root for the team you want to win. I know a lot of you are saying that you don't know a thing about football. I am here to help guide you on the six things you should know about football that will impress your significant other and your friends come Sunday. Below are the most repetitive rules you will hear throughout the game.
Why I No Longer Root for the Underdog
Finally! Super Bowl week is upon us. For millions of NFL football fans, this is a time to begin celebrating, what is easily, the biggest non-holiday event of the year. Because of Covid-19 it will look slightly different this year, but that will not dampen the mood one bit. However, for me one significant aspect of the game will change – I am no longer a huge advocate of the underdog. Yes, you read it correctly. I will no longer support the underdog like I used to. I have my reasons and I will get to them later on.
Who Will Win Super Bowl LV? Deep Dive on Which Team Will Win
2021 Super Bowl featuring 2 of the most exciting teams to watch all year! Two top offenses, future hall of fame quarterbacks, great receivers, and so much more! This might be the best Super Bowl ever! Patrick Mahomes vs Tom Brady is going to be a game to be remembered forever! Tampa Bay with top offense and top defense vs Kansas City top offense and mediocre defense.
A Tale of Two Towns
August 27th, 2019 is a day etched forever in the hearts of Bury FC. This was the day their club was expelled from the football league. For 135 years the people of Bury have been going to support their team. In administration and failing to find a buyer the EFL made the decision to remove them from league one.