There is no question that the most influential player on most football teams is the quarterback. That is to say, the player at that position has the greatest effect on the outcome of the game. As a consequence, people talk about QB wins and losses, much as they talk about pitching wins and losses in … Continue reading Super Bowls, Quarterbacks, and Alternate Universes
As much as I enjoyed the Super Bowl, I was disappointed that NBC saw fit to include Danica Patrick in the shower, but declined to show an innocuous ad celebrating the potential of human life. Now, let's be clear, NBC is perfectly within their rights to decline to show any ad of which they disapprove. … Continue reading Nothing is perfect
The Steelers won their 6th Super Bowl yesterday, setting a record.Super-cool.
I know I haven't posted about sports in a long time; mostly it's been because I haven't kept up with any sports very much over the past year. But, it has not escaped my notice that the Pittsburgh Steelers have the chance to win their sixth Super Bowl here soon. I confess that I'm glad … Continue reading Steelers!
Tell me what you think of the Patriots. I've enabled the multiple answers option, so if you have mixed feelings you can choose all the choices between which you've been wavering.----------------Now playing: Ton Koopman - Ton Koopman - 02 - Affettuoso - 1050 - 2via FoxyTunes
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One can find nuggets of wisdom in the oddest places, truly. I've been thinking lately about trying to have that quotation from Russell Kirk up there at the top of the page translated into Latin. It just kind of seems like a saying one would hear quoted in Latin to me. As cool as it … Continue reading "Twentieth century? Why, I could pick a century out of a hat, blindfolded, and come up with a better one."
I say I'm going to talk about sports, then nothing. Sorry. I'll get a bunch out here in one post.Randy Johnson is getting himself back into the groove. So it would seem anyway. He's been pulling his ERA down since his first abysmal start. Though he's without a win yet, he's been going 6 or … Continue reading He talks a good game.
I read two new books recently, both about sports, though one was interesting the other was bland. The disappointing book was called, simply, The Football Book. I hoped it would be better than it was, but I feared from the first that it would be as it indeed was because I noted that it was … Continue reading Two Books
Listened to a little local sports radio on the way home from work this morning. And, like I've been reading in certain places, the consensus was that the Steelers didn't win so much as the Seahawks lost. Well, okay, Seahawks fans. If you can put your whining on hold for a few minutes, let's go … Continue reading Super Bowl Analysis