S2, Ep. 12: Natalie Weiner, Sports & Culture, Bleacher Report

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Natalie Weiner has been one of the best follows on Twitter for me for quite some time. Her insight is always interesting, and her takes always honest. Her background (Columbia grad, former Editor at Billboard Magazine) makes the sports media world that much richer with fresh takes and ideas. So we’re all better for her writing sports and culture for Bleacher Report. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 12: Natalie Weiner, Sports & Culture, Bleacher Report”

S2, Ep. 11: Cian Fahey, Pre-Snap Reads, ESPN

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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was study the way players in the NFL and college played the Quarterback position. I found the nuances of the position not only to be one of the most challenging in all of sports, but, when done correctly, one of the most amazing feats. Cian Fahey has been doing NFL analysis for some time and has developed metrics to measure the Quarterback position. His common-sense approach to NFL analysis made me a fan of him instantly, and it’s easy to see why we will soon hear him on ESPN this fall delivering that analysis to an even greater audience.  Continue reading “S2, Ep. 11: Cian Fahey, Pre-Snap Reads, ESPN”

S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine

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The first story I ever read by Mina Kimes was The Art of Letting Go. After that, I discovered she had written a number of pieces for ESPN that were excellent and that I enjoyed. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine”

S2, Ep. 8: Benjamin Allbright, Mile High Sports, Former NFL Scout

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Benjamin Allbright has worked as an NFLScout and specializes in analyzing the most important position on the gridiron: Quarterback. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 8: Benjamin Allbright, Mile High Sports, Former NFL Scout”

S2, EP. 4: Melissa Jacobs, Founder/Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com

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Melissa Jacobs career in sports media is as accomplished and fascinating as any you will find in this business. Continue reading “S2, EP. 4: Melissa Jacobs, Founder/Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com”

S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine

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African-American participation in baseball, at any level, is a deeply personal subject for me. Growing up, I was usually the only black player on the team. I had great teammates, but I always wondered why more blacks didn’t play America’s Pastime; I also wonder, as the percentage continues to decline, whether or not anything can be done to reverse the trend. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine”

Tony Romo Is A Hall of Fame Quarterback Whether You Believe It Or Not

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Tony Romo won 61% of the games he started, threw for over 34,000 yards and 240 touchdowns for his career.

For the past ten seasons you’ve all done it at least once.  Continue reading “Tony Romo Is A Hall of Fame Quarterback Whether You Believe It Or Not”

Raiders Move To Las Vegas Another Callous Blow To Oakland

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With the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas (2019) and the Golden State Warriors moving across the Bay to San Francisco (2020) Oakland, a great American sports town, is losing part of its soul.

Sports franchises move all the time. I know this. Anyone who watches and follows sports knows this. Sadly, it has become part of the sports landscape. Continue reading “Raiders Move To Las Vegas Another Callous Blow To Oakland”

NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative

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Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four seasons.

I’m currently reading the book “Rebel Yell”, written by S. C. Gwynne, about the life of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Early in the book it describes a time in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in which Jackson established himself as a worthy war general and tactician to be reckoned with. He was unassuming, disciplined, and boring by personality, but was as gifted as any in field tactics. Continue reading “NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative”

The NFL MVP Race Is Between Matt Ryan And Aaron Rodgers, So Here’s Who Wins It

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Aaron Rodgers thought the Packers could run the table after getting trounced by Washington in Week 11. Green Bay did just that in winning their final six games and the NFC North. (Photo: Washington Times)

There have been a lot of names thrown out regarding this seasons NFL MVP award. Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott. David Johnson. Tom Brady. All of them have been discussed and all of that discussion had merit.

Emphasis on ‘had’.  Continue reading “The NFL MVP Race Is Between Matt Ryan And Aaron Rodgers, So Here’s Who Wins It”