Category Archives: Football

If ‘Football For a Buck’ Had Been Published In 2015, Trump Wouldn’t Be President

Not that I’m blaming author Jeff Pearlman, author of Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL, which is about the short-lived US Football League from 1983 to 1987. What’s remarkable in the book is … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Books, Football, Resistance Rebellion And Death

This Is Post-Racial America: The St. Louis Rams Fans’ Edition

While people can get very tribal about football (both the U.S.-ian and global kinds), this response to a Ferguson-related protest at a St. Louis Rams game is not encouraging (boldface mine): Stadium protester Shannon Wilson said, “We chanted in protest … Continue reading

Posted in Football, Racism

When Does Goodell Go ‘IBGYBG’?

Which is short for ‘I’ll be gone–you’ll be gone‘: …what douchebag hedge fund managers say to each other when they create an investment mechanism that makes both of them rich while fucking the American public. Why should they care? They’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Football

The Common Feature of the NFL Officials and the Chicago Teachers: The Arrogance of Capital

A lot of people have noted on Twitter and the bloggysphere something to the effect of “referees are valued the same way by the NFL as teachers are by education ‘reformers’” (which is to say, not at all). Most of … Continue reading

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An Odd Boston Common Monument

Usually, in public places, especially those with a lot of history, monuments often commemorate an important person or event: the Lincoln Memorial, various war memorials, and so on. The Boston Common is no different, with several large memorials featured prominently. … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Football

It’s Getting a Little Super Bowl Crazy

…at 5 Commonwealth: The Commonwealth of New England Patriots: Don’t know what the appropriate ratio of Patriots flags to U.S. flags is. But nothing says class like a humonogous inflatable doll:

Posted in Boston, Football

The NFL’s Concussion Conundrum

Will it be open season on star players?
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Posted in Compulsive Contrarian Disorder, Football | 16 Comments