“You want your cup to overflow,” he said. “My cup is causing a flood.”...more
Posts Tagged: NFL
I’m not supposed to be an NFL fan. I like writing, books, wine, condiments, ambient music, and US Presidents....more
Domestic violence is so common in the United States—every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted—it rarely makes headlines....more
In a nail salon tucked deep in a failing mall in South Jersey, there’s a small shrine to retired NFL player Bart Oates.
The story behind it “is not the sexiest solution to the Bart Oates Sad Mall Nail Salon Shrine mystery, but it’s representative of how things are in South Jersey.”
Fans of Fantasy Football for Poets take note, if you need something to hold you over until J....more
Miles Wray reviews Nate Jackson’s SLOW GETTING UP today in The Rumpus Book Reviews....more
In light of the upcoming season, Will Leitch writes about the well documented cruelty of the NFL for New York Magazine:
Leitch, although unsure of how his fandom will be affected, makes valid points against watching a sport in which players risk their future health:
“Baseball’s spring training is all about the smell of freshly cut grass, about renewal, about being eternally young, about hope....more
If Hollywood could cast the Super Bowl teams, it wouldn’t choose most of the guys who make up the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. It also couldn’t invent the stories of how these people got here any better....more
When you hear the word rivalry, do you think of old-fashioned sibling throat-grabbing? Are you reminded, for instance, of the moment in the Book of Genesis when Joseph’s brothers rip off his famous ornamented coat and sell their annoyingly prophetic sibling into slavery?...more
A memoir of life as a disappointed fan becomes a meditation on “isolation and the things we do to overcome our loneliness… emptiness, and not knowing how to fill it.”...more
What was the best play made by a wide receiver during last weekend’s NFL playoff games? Hint: it wasn’t a touchdown catch.
Last Saturday night, during the Indianapolis Colts-Baltimore Ravens matchup, Colts wide receiver Pierre Garçon showed amazing heart and hustle. Here’s what happened:...more