Reflections: When It Is More Than the Game

Three Instances This Weekend Reminded Viewers Life Is More Than the Game Tonight at sundown (September 18, 2018), Yom Kippur starts. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement for Jewish people around the world. It is a time for reflection and a time to apologize for all the sins of the past year. These moments of [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|General Sports, Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|Comments Off on Reflections: When It Is More Than the Game

Why the National Anthem, the Flag, and Memorial Day Matter

Standing for the National Anthem, Respecting the Flag, and Honoring Memorial Day Some say it is just a flag. Some say it is just a song. But Old Glory and the National Anthem are more than that. The last time I remember really staring at the United States' flag was on a blisteringly cold Sunday [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|3,731 Comments

Top 8 Misused Words and Phrases in 2018

These Misused Words and Phrases Make Me Immediately Stop Listening I know I am not the easiest going guy out there. I get that from my pops. My pops, however, was a great guy. What he was not great at though was hearing.  Several years in a USMC tank will do that to a man's [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Top 8 Misused Words and Phrases in 2018

Heroes are Heroes, No Matter the Skin Color

Whether Black, White, Catholic or Jewish, Heroes Transcend Barriers This should not be that difficult. If you live your life in a righteous fashion, if you abide by a strict code of morals and values, and if you put yourself in harm's way to help others, you are a hero. If you subjugate your own [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Lifestyle, NBA|6,855 Comments

Hush Up Now; Your Sexism is Showing… And Not How You Think

How Sexism Manifests in Sports; If You Do Not Like "Ice Girls" and "Grid Girls," YOU Might be the Sexist In a recent (and well-written) article by ESPN's Greg Wyshynski about Gary Bettman's tenure, Wyshynski dropped a line that gave me pause. In his section, "BAD: Failures on Inclusiveness," he wrote the following, "Meanwhile, the [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Lifestyle|4,491 Comments

Cpt. Justin “Salty” John Donnelly, USMC

Cpt. Justin "Salty" John Donnelly, USMC Tanker: July 6, 1941-January 5, 2018 At exactly 10:05 on January 5, 2018 my pops, Justin Donnelly, was pronounced dead. I don't say "passed away," or "moved on," because I always felt like those phrases kind of half-assed someone dying. My pops did not half-ass anything in life, so [...]

By | January 6th, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cpt. Justin “Salty” John Donnelly, USMC

The Greg Schiano Problem; Evidence No Longer Matters

Greg Schiano Firing Highlights Disturbing Guilty Until Proven Innocent Trend Greg Schiano is a control freak. Greg Schiano is a martinet. Greg Schiano is a a micro-manager. In other words, Greg Schiano is your standard college football head coach. What Greg Schiano now is, more than anything else, is a guy that the majority of [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Greg Schiano Problem; Evidence No Longer Matters

When Broadcasting Goes Wrong; Having a Feel For the Game

Broadcasters Without Feel Can Ruin a Game THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ARTICLE!!! Ok... now that we got that out of the way, the idea for this article has been in my head for some time because of the current political climate that has oozed its way into the sports landscape. However, you will not [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Lifestyle, NFL|Comments Off on When Broadcasting Goes Wrong; Having a Feel For the Game

Celebrate the Fourth, but Denigrate it on the Fifth (If You Must)

If You Feel the Need to Bash America, Do Not Do It on the Fourth My father is a Vietnam Marine Corps Tank Captain. When the country decided to get involved with Vietnam, my father ("Pops") decided to get involved with the Marine Corps. His brother, my uncle, was a chopper pilot who was active [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Celebrate the Fourth, but Denigrate it on the Fifth (If You Must)

Occam’s Razor has Rusted

Occam's Razor; When Simpler is Better The sports world has been going crazy for quite a long time. Hot takes are the norm. Men and women yelling at each other and spewing out nonsense while only rarely relying on facts is the state of things at the moment. It should be no surprise that in [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Lifestyle, NFL|Comments Off on Occam’s Razor has Rusted