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

NASCAR at the LA Coliseum?

There is going to be a NASCAR race at the Los Angeles Coliseum.  The old Roman Colosseum had chariot races and now this newer coliseum will have our version.  The Los Angeles Coliseum has been around for almost one hundred years. Many sporting events have been played there.  The Rams played there. The Raiders played there. USC football calls it home. There have been 2 Olympics there. The Los Angeles Dodgers called it home before their stadium was built in Chavez Ravine. It has hosted concerts and events of all types over the years. But, the...

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NFL Playoffs: Kickers Rule

So far in the NFL Playoffs the kickers have been displaying pivotal domination.  They’re usually forgotten and disrespected. But, this year, they’ve been the ones left in the lonely high pressure spotlight.  If you look at their stats and how many points they score, you’d think they must be 6’9” and weigh 255 lbs and run like a sprinter.  In reality they might be 5’11” and weigh around 180.  Kickers never catch or even fall on a football. They only touch a football to put in on a tee. A kicker gets to wear a uniform...

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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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