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Waiting for Goodell

Waiting for Goodell

Never before would I have thought that “boo hoo” and “hue and cry” would come together so seamlessly, much less over something in one sentence combining sea hawks, meat packers, and prayers interceding the virgin Mary that reads in perfect syntax to any American.  Or that two such otherwise diametrically opposed figures as Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin state Senator Jon Erpenbach — who almost ran against Walker in the recall election — would be on the same page about something that pertains to unions, workers, and contracts.  Then again, it’s not much like me to opine my two cents amongst the inflated currency of the vox populi over a topic in which none other than my own ignorance can rival my actual interest: football.  But the occasion is much too infrequent for when I can scribble about Samuel Beckett and the Green Bay Packers in one shot, so here goes…
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Still More Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football

Still More Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football

As a kid, finding a baseball diamond is never more than a mile or so away.  You grow up with it; it’s both a landscape of childhood and a landmark on the American topograhy.  And the relationship a boy has with his mitt, my God!  Reams of poetry can be written about it.  Sheer memoirs can reflect back upon it.  Not everyone can have a pet dog, but a well-oiled and broken in mitt – there are few unions in life so holy.  Nobody feels that way about footballs or helmets.  Regardless, you can’t really just invent a football field – how do you determine ten yards or out of bounds?  You can play catch, which is fine, but it’s as far removed from the real thing as two guys talking about picking up chicks than actually being in bed with the women the night before. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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