Fall Movies and Their NFL Counterparts

The fall movie season has always been an intriguing one to me. Often, this is when the best films of the year are released, but then they all get shoehorned into a commercial and artistic rat race, trying to hold their own at the box office while earning their directors… [Read More]

Football Celebrations Are Doomed By Hubris

One of my favorite characters from Greek mythology is the hubristic adventurer Icarus. As the tale goes, Icarus’ father, a master craftsman, fixed him wings composed of wax and feathers so that he might experience the sensation of flight. The only warning Icarus received from his father was to not… [Read More]

Honor Thy Tailgate

Like most football fans, when I make the trek to see a game live, I do so in pursuit of a successful dichotomy. The perfect day means that of course, my team won. But equally important and entirely under my control is the unbridled fun that comes with properly tailgating…. [Read More]

Popped a Molly, I’m Bettin’

We would like to interrupt your regularly scheduled browsing to discuss the latest golden nugget from our favorite real life depiction of Mad Libs, the NFL news cycle. Wes Welker was suspended four games for testing positive for amphetamines, which Deadspin is reporting as due to his taking speed-laced molly… [Read More]

Little League, Big Stage

My favorite sports daydream as a kid had me coming up to the plate with the bases loaded and the game on the line.  But I wasn’t in Fenway Park or any Major League ballpark; I was concerned with immediate hypothetical gratification.  So as it went, I was crushing a… [Read More]

A Film Which Will Live in Infamy

The calendar has flipped past Memorial Day and we find ourselves in the midst of Hollywood’s annual blockbuster season, a stretch of summer during which the regular world gets blurred with a CGI world and huge special effects rule the box office. Michael Bay, of course, has carved a lucrative… [Read More]