The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Roll Tide!

  After the conclusion of The Other Podcast Saturday night, my colleague John Hoge and I went to dinner with my brother Kirby who, thanks to generous support from the tip-jar hitters is now recuperating here. After dinner, Hoge dropped Kirby and I off at my son Jim’s house, where we watched the Alabama Crimson […]

A Great Football Saturday

For the opening of The Other Podcast, I did “College Football Scoreboard,” figuring that every real American cares as much as I do, because if you don’t love college football, what are you, a Commie? Assuming you are not a Communist, you had to love Saturday, because Alabama won big (of course), and there were […]

Bart Starr, R.I.P.

  My first clear memory of football was my Dad pointing at the television screen and saying, “That’s Bart Starr — he played for ’Bama.” The quarterback of the Green Bay Packers was a three-time MVP and is now in the Hall of Fame, but Dad was Class of 1950 at Tuscaloosa, so what mattered […]

The Championship Mentality

My friend Jeff Quinton is a Clemson fan and, as such, I hate him. Jeff and I became friends online more than 20 years ago, when I was still living in Georgia and he was involved in South Carolina politics. Little did I know, when we connected in those dial-up modem days, that Clemson would […]

Another Victory for ‘White Nationalism’

  Wide receiver Julian Edelman was the MVP of last night’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, with 10 catches for 141 yards to lead the New England Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the L.A. Rams, the sixth NFL championship for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Eight times, Edelman caught passes that produced first downs for New […]

Alabama vs. Oklahoma Tonight

  Did you know that tonight’s national championship semifinal between Alabama and Oklahoma will match the two best quarterbacks in the country? Seldom do a Heisman winner and his runner-up meet after the winner is crowned. Even given that rarity, this may be the best postseason clash of college quarterbacks we’ve ever seen. Both are […]

Breaking News: Heisman Trophy Winner Once Used ‘Queers’ as a Slur on Twitter

  It is being treated as a major scandal — nationwide headline news — that when Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was 15, he used “an anti-gay slur” on Twitter. These “homophobic tweets,” to use USA Today‘s description, were not aimed at actual homosexuals, so far as we know. Instead, these were Murray’s jocular responses to […]

‘The Bible and the Belt’

  The University of Alabama won the SEC football title Saturday night. If you listen to this week’s episode of The Other Podcast, you’ll find me interrupting the political commentary to give updates. It was a huge gut-check for the Crimson Tide. The undefeated national champions trailed 28-14 before Tua Tagovailoa threw a 51-yard touchdown […]

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