A day at Texas Stadium is more than enough time for 19-year-old, Silver Star-winning Billy Lynn to see all that's wonderful and troubling about America.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk time-warps back to the excesses of the Bush administration in following the titular protagonist, and the seven surviving members of Bravo Squad, for one afternoon as they receive a heroes' welcome during the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day football game.
A highlight was when a curator was showing a group of fans the beer stein covered in hand-molded and painted snails and a giant cowboy swaggered over and hollered, "Where's the sauce for these little suckers?" and swooped his paw by the art.
Happy holidays, y'all! Whatever you celebrate, and whoever you celebrate with, I hope you had a good time. I certainly did, watching the Eagles stomp the Cowboys for the second time this season.
A criminal complaint was filed against Sam Hurd, the now-former wide receiver of the Chicago Bears. It is a shocking account from a player well-respected and seen as nothing like the one depicted in the complaint.
Professional sports mania is as American as apple pie. Religiously, we buy jerseys, pack stadiums, and congregate around TVs to root for our favorite players and teams. These traditions have been passed down for generations -- so why has Generation X detached?
Remember the last time the Eagles put together what amounted to their longest winning streak (2 games) this season? For three weeks, it felt like maybe the Eagles were finding their way, putting their season together, pulling out the tailspin.
Anyway, at this point the Eagles are seriously shaky. Then again, so are the Cowboys. Actually, I'm starting to think the entire league is shaky, other than maybe the Packers and the Pats.
Poverty levels are rising to numbers not seen for half a century. One-third of children in the District of Columbia go to bed hungry at night. And Daniel Snyder just bought a $70 million yacht.
The fact is, the NBA owners can't afford to miss out on a season and they're not taking the right approach towards making that happen.
This week, the Eagles host the 49ers. Working in the Eagles favor will be the fact that kickoff will feel like 10 a.m. to the 49ers.
I have mixed feelings about the latest conference musical chairs, Syracuse and Pitt bolting the Big East for the ACC. Nothing lasts forever, but great memories are hard to erase.
The situation in Dallas, Texas is drastic. Millions of men are outside of their houses playing with their children, feigning a sort of happiness that can't possibly be genuine. It is November 13th, 2011, and there is no football.
While the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work on revenue sharing among the owners and players, revenue sharing among the owners -- a problem lying beneath the surface of this two-year dispute -- lies dormant.
Although he is renowned for being one of the most athletic players in the game, Demarcus Ware has had to learn how to change his approach to training as he has gotten older.
As disliked as Barry Bonds is outside the Bay area, here's something he did right. He has offered to pay for college for the two kids of the Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium.