Semi-Daily Sports Related Posts And Whatever Else I Can Think Of

NFL Wild Card Weekend

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This NFL Wild Card weekend was great if you’re a football fan. I mean the NFL, and not the international game where they don’t wear pads and where the players don’t automatically collapse in a heap when someone exhales on them. Even in these days of COVID, it takes a few days before exhaling on someone results in them collapsing.  There were five games this weekend and that was enough. There is one tonight on Monday, and that is the game I’m looking forward to the most because the team that I root for, the Los...

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NFL Receiver Divas

NFL receiver divas treat Sunday like an unruly child in church. NFL receiver divas are ultra competitive and feel that all passes should go to them. When I’m playing Madden football, I always feel I need to throw to the number one wide receiver at least five times per game.That’s what they demand. As a quarterback, you’ve got to feed the number one receiver even if you have to force the pass into tight windows.  Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford fell for it recently. Last Sunday against the Ravens, Stafford threw a deep pass to Odell Beckham...

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The Soccer Truce

Well, it’s after Christmas and I didn’t post the story that I was going to write about. It was the one about the WWI Christmas soccer truce of 1914. I thought that posting that would be a bit uplifting. A story about how the spirit of fellowship could momentarily disrupt the cause that soldiers swear an oath to uphold.  A British soldier peeked up over the trench at the German trench opposite him and saw a string of lights. He asked another soldier what it was about. As they looked closer, they saw the lights were...

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We Live Like Kings.

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Today we live better than kings of the not-so-distant past. A few days ago, I was on Facebook and someone posted a photograph of their family. The picture was of their grandparents and their children before they left for California during the Great Depression. The kids were grinning and having a good time posing for the picture. The adults were weathered and grim faced. They were obviously apprehensive about the journey.  The family’s move to California was arduous, but turned out well. They grew and thrived. Living through those times made people stronger. It gave them...

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The Beatles Get Back. A Process Of Motivation.

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There is a video of the Beatles circulating that is extraordinary. I haven’t seen anything like it before.  It’s a clip of Paul McCartney from Peter Jackson’s reconstruction of the ill-fated Beatles Get Back project now streaming on Disney+.  In it, McCartney shows up in the morning, along with bandmates George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they complain that John Lennon is late again. “We’ll have to get rid of him.” McCartney jabs. It’s a harbinger of things to come as the Beatles broke up later that year. Then something extraordinary happens. It’s The Beatles after all....

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