In my second season of fielding a Fantasy Football (FF) team, I won the first place prize. And I won the high point total also. It was impossible to predict when the season began how much a person could learn about himself by truly committing to the process. Here is my list.
Ever since the iconic 1984 Macintosh commercial from Apple, the intrigue of who's going to do what for their Super Bowl ad has become a spectator sport. It should be even bigger this year, and NBC is counting on it.
In a rare, impromptu, behind-closed-doors meeting, NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, met with other league officials and unanimously voted to allow the Patriots to take the 2015 season off. The meeting apparently took 10 minutes.
The match up for the 2015 Super Bowl has been set. The real challenge for the media over the next fortnight is to find something intelligible to say about the personnel of the two teams.
Regardless of what the numbers might say, you cannot deny that he's supremely exciting, and sure, if you want to go down the route of meaningless sports maxims, he's also a winner who shows lots of heart in the clutch.
Football playoffs are arduous for those of us who have general anxiety disorder. I'm on meds and they help, but the lucky-shirt-wearing, crossing-left-leg-over-right-to-insure-a-score fissures in my brain run deep, like a Jordy Nelson post pattern.
Collectively, we love to make snap judgments about people based on what they say (see Sherman) or what they don't say (see Lynch). The media have made caricatures out of these two guys the last couple of years based solely on how much they talk or don't talk.
"W-H-Y are they playing so badly?" My daughter asks in a voice that sounds like a deathbed rattle. I giggle and then realize this is not a rhetorical question. She actually wants an answer.
We've been here before. Literally, as any New Englander can tell you. Such a mood of complete irascibility has seldom been observed in my house. It's frustrating to watch the team you love get outplayed on their own field.
One of history's great college football stories has just been written. In my mind, it has massive implications for how one thinks about life and success. Appropriately, it occurred in the first year of the College Football Playoffs, which I nicknamed "January Justice."
My favorite moment in televised youth sports fiction comes from the CBC series, "The Tournament." The TV series, imported from Canada to the Unite...
L'Damian knows that his worth and happiness come from more than money -- his recent tweet conveys these sentiments exactly.
The moment more fans reject that paradigm and hold the league accountable will be the moment things will finally change for the better. In a more diverse and tolerant America that increasingly rejects for-profit bigotry, that moment is coming sooner rather than later.
The Super Bowl is coming soon to big screens everywhere. I'll still watch the big game (being in advertising and marketing for three decades, I have to at least see the ads), but my mind is more and more on the minds of the players.
The struggles of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, in Sunday's loss to the Colts revives the classic question: Why don't professional athletes retire as their skills diminish? NFL players can't seem to quit when it is right, nor can athletes in any other sport.
St. Louis Ram owner Stan Kroenke's plan to build a state-of-the-art football stadium in Inglewood near Hollywood Park is the most promising opportunity for the return of the NFL to Los Angeles in many years.