2016 Election: The Year of the Surrender Cobra

I love college football. The emotion, the pageantry and the rivalries are like nothing else.  The bands, the unbridled enthusiasm, the fans, every part of it is just about perfect. What makes it so unique is that unlike every other sport, in college football every game matters.  With a few notable exceptions, if you want to win […]

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Fundamentals & the Case for Optimism

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There is a lot of negativity out there. If you are like me, 50% of your Facebook timeline is full of depressing news, and the other half is full of your blowhard friends delivering their brand of haughty solutions. It’s enough to make us wonder if there is much to inspire optimism at all. I’m […]

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Drafting a President: Vote None of the Above

Many people get their political insight from network TV.  Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos and their ilk on Sunday morning vetting the issues of the day with politicians appearing live, ready to answer anything but the question they were asked.   The politicos feign empathy and dance for us, all in an attempt to stick to focus-group tested talking […]

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Competition, Easy Cheese & the Three Stages of Minivan Ownership

While there may be five stages of grief, I am happy to report there are only three stages to minivan ownership. It starts with denial “I’m too cool for a minivan.  Those things are clown town, I’ll never be seen in one… it’s just not for me.” It moves to bargaining “I may drive a […]

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Johnny Football, Britney Spears & Hope

Football news out of Cleveland is seldom good, but rarely is it quite this tragic. Not only has QB Johnny Manziel found himself on the on the wrong side of the law yet again, but come March he’ll be cut from the team.  His agent has dropped him, and he’s suddenly viewed as too toxic […]

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The Super Bowl of Entitlement

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If you truly love college football today is a dark day. It is the one day a year your favorite sport makes you embarrassed to call yourself a fan.   All across the country seventeen-year-old boys will sit in front of rows of baseball caps while thousands of 40-something men breathlessly stream it all over the […]

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Harbaugh, Ragnar, Spite & Forgiveness

Do not be deceived…a man reaps what he sows. So says the Epistle to the Galatians… and more recently Jim Harbaugh on twitter. Do not be deceived. You will reap what you sow. — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 4, 2016 What has the Michigan head football coach so up in arms that he’s quoting scripture? […]

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Chip Kelly, Zeke and Losing with Class

Ezekiel Elliot and Chip Kelly both lost football games this past weekend, and they both came to the same conclusion about exactly why. They were out-coached. The nuance comes when you consider their roles.  Elliot is a junior tailback for Ohio State and shared his thoughts in a post-game interview.  He went to essentially quit […]

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The King of all Sports: What Our Love of Football says about us

Football is the unquestioned king of all sports by any measure.  Monday Night match ups with snoozer teams routinely outdraw playoff games in other sports.  It would seem football can do no wrong.  But why? The three reasons say as much about society as they do about sport Delayed Gratification The reality of the rigors of […]

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