The Other McCain

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

Jacksonville State Stuns FSU 20-17 With Last-Second 59-Yard Touchdown Pass

As they say at Jax State, “Fear the Beak”: Jacksonville State pulled off a miraculous victory over Florida State on Saturday night when quarterback Zerrick Cooper found Damond Philyaw-Jackson for a 59-yard touchdown on the final play of the game to lift the Gamecocks to a 20-17 win. The play marked the first time that […]

‘The Agony of Defeat’

You’ve probably never heard of Vinko Bogataj, but the Slovenian ski-jumper once possessed a certain notoriety. At a 1970 competition in Germany, Bogataj crashed spectacularly, suffering a concussion and a broken ankle. For years thereafter, film footage of Bogataj’s crash was replayed in the opening sequence of ABC’s Wide World of Sports to illustrate “the […]

Who Is This ‘David Hookstead’ Person, and Why Does He Hate Success?

This afternoon, the University of Alabama begins its football season against Miami in Atlanta at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, and Friday night it just happened that I saw a Daily Caller headline: Releases Chilling Alabama Hype Video So I clicked and watched the video:   Awesome video, but I also read this in the […]

Bill Belichick Bets Big on Mac Jones; Patriots Release Veteran QB Newton

Forget about Afghanistan and Hurricane Ida, this is the big news: In a stunning move, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, turning things over to rookie Mac Jones as the starter, ESPN has confirmed. Coach Bill Belichick had said repeatedly that Newton was the team’s starting quarterback but that he […]

Number 10 for the Win

Is Mac Jones ready for the NFL? Oh, hell, yes. Everybody was impressed with Mac’s first appearance Thursday night as the New England Patriots opened their preseason at home against the Washington Football Team (pronouns: they/them). My brother Kirby is convinced that Mac is going to be an NFL star, but years of covering politics […]

‘There’s Always a Reason’

Among the cardinal principles of military science is unity of command — the man in charge is the man in charge, and bad things happen when command is divided. If we think about the Civil War, for example, the Union effort struggled until Lincoln put U.S. Grant in charge. Before the spring campaign of 1864 […]

Cancel Mob Comes for QB Mac Jones

When he was 13 years old in 2012, Mac Jones wore a “Nobama” costume for Halloween. This was just days before the 2012 election, and Jones was a ninth-grader at the prestigious Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. In other words, this was a swing state in an election year, where everybody in Florida was being […]

More Proof America Is Racist?

Professional sports teams derive most of their revenue from TV contracts. If fewer people are watching sports on TV, that’s less revenue for the teams, and ultimately the players will be paid less. Because 69% of NFL players are black, guess who will suffer the most? The ratings for Super Bowl 55 are in, and […]

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