A Sunday Full Of Yogis

Even if you’re slightly younger than me, you’ve probably at least heard of Yogi Berra.  The Hall of Fame baseball catcher, coach, manager and chocolate drink magnate was a pop culture icon in his heyday, known as much for his mangling of the English language as he was for his prowess as a hitter and … Read more

Thursday Night Football Comes “Exclusively” To Prime Video. May They Not Be A Bunch of Yahoos.

NOTE:  This is a reposting of an article originally released on our sister site, www.leblanguage.com.  Please visit it daily for media insights, and share with others if possible. Tonight could be a watershed moment in the history of televised sports.  Amazon Prime Video will debut its Thursday Night Football package, and will have a great … Read more

A Big Win For The Twelfth Man

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest lately, and I’ve learned perhaps the one thing they love more than salmon and Tillamook dairy products are the Seattle Seahawks.  When I visited last month, I struck up random conversations with fans who eagerly awaited this season’s opener with perhaps as much, or more, … Read more

Waiting All Night For Sunday Dawn

It’s the first Sunday of the NFL season, and, naturally, I’m wide awake even as most of the city is still sleeping.  For me, any opening day is one I look forward to with childlike glee.  It’s a sign that I’ve somehow made it to another milestone, despite so many incidents that would have otherwise … Read more

Opening Night!

After the shortest off-season in NFL history, for the second consecutive year the NFL will begin its season on the same field on which it ended the previous one. Amidst a record heat wave that will ensure the SoFI Stadium Crowd will be sweltering, the defending champion Los Angeles Rams will open the 2022 regular … Read more

Fantasy Sometimes Needs A Reality Check

I’ve been playing fantasy football for decades, so this time of year has been filled with downloads, spreadsheets and, these days, plenty of podcasts offering tiers, sleepers and strategies for how to win.  I’m among tens of millions who play, and considering for many younger players fantasy sports serves as a gateway drug for the … Read more

The Bigger 12

In the midst of the launch of perhaps its most televised and change-filled season yet, college football announced Friday the inevitable news that it was expanding its College Football Playoff from its current four to 12 teams, perhaps as soon as 2024 and no later than 2026. And that news alone just made the whole … Read more

How Much Is Too Much?

With Week One (as opposed to Week Zero) of college football upon us at last, we are being treated to what are primarily games that are designed for smaller schools to get an infusion of ticket sales to help their struggling programs.  Group of Five conferences are taking on Power Five conferences and FCS schools, … Read more

864-Ish Reasons To Hate Black Tuesday

If you ever need to be reminded how cutthroat the world of the National Football League is, all you need to do is remind yourself that immediately following the end of consecutive weeks of action there are immediate days of reckoning that bring those who can’t cut it their inevitable fate of job loss. At … Read more