The Other McCain

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

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 […]

The Democrat Football League

The Philadelphia Eagles hate America: Less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were set to visit the White House, President Donald Trump rescinded their invitation, citing national anthem protests and boycotts from some team members. . . . “The Philadelphia Eagles Team was invited to the White House,” [Trump] wrote [on […]

Alabama Wins National Title 26-23

  Tonight I told my 19-year-old son Jeff, “You’ll tell your grandchildren about this game. You’ll tell them you watched this game with your Dad.” It was insane. At halftime, Alabama trailed 13-0 at the half, and my older brother Kirby texted me: “It’s over.” I replied: “It’s bad.” Our offense was anemic. Four times […]

#RollTide: ’Bama Wins Everything!

Yesterday, Donald Douglas tweeted me a USA Today story about Alabama being ranked No. 2 in their preseason football poll. It so happens that my son Jeff will be attending Tuscaloosa in the fall. Inspired to write a column, my research turned up a few interesting facts: Spoiled brats at elite private colleges sure do […]

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