The Other McCain

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

The Fresh Prince of Foxborough?

It’s a comparison Jonnu Smith has heard over and over — the kid who made it off the mean streets of Philly, like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. There was a lot of tragedy in Smith’s life. His father was killed in a work accident when Jonnu was just 4 years old, the youngest of […]

Why Don’t We Trust the ‘Experts’?

One of the great fools of our age, Tom Nichols, published a book a few years ago with the title, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, about which I’ll quote Wikipedia: Publishers Weekly said that “The crux of the book’s argument is that… the American public have grown […]

‘A Poor Man’s Mac Jones’? (And Other Thoughts on the Patriots’ Draft Picks)

Following up on last week’s post (“Belichick’s Strange Choice Confounds Critics Who Don’t Understand 4D Chess”) about the New England Patriots in the NFL Draft, there was a widespread consensus among football commentators that the Patriots had a lousy 2022 draft class overall. Among the choices by Belichick that had pundits scratching their heads this […]

Belichick’s Strange Choice Confounds Critics Who Don’t Understand 4D Chess

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Michigan Last night my wife and I had dinner with our 19-year-old daughter and her new boyfriend (he passed muster) at a Mexican restaurant, and there’s nothing like a belly full of Mexican food to put me to sleep, so as soon as we got back to our AirBNB, I crawled into bed […]

Nick Saban Dropped THE BOMB!

While everybody else is expecting war in Ukraine, Alabama football fans are reeling from the nuclear holocaust unleashed in a speech last week by Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban: “We lost the national championship game, basically because we had 3 corners out, both starters and the best backup. So we’re playing with some guys […]

Rams Win the ‘White Supremacy’ Bowl

Super Bowl LVI will go down in history as one of the great triumphs of systemic racism, in which the Los Angeles Rams — with white head coach Sean McVay and white quarterback Matt Stafford — defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, with white coach Zac Taylor and white quarterback Joe Burrow. This is almost certainly part […]

Somebody Tell Nick Wright That Patrick Mahomes Will Never Be the GOAT

The retirement this week of Tom Brady gives me another excuse (as if I needed one) to rub salt in Nick Wright’s fresh wounds. If you don’t understand why I despise Nick Wright, you can read all about it here, but the main point is that Nick is a shameless homer for the Kansas City […]

The Joy of Schadenfreude as Nick Wright Cries the Tears of Unfathomable Sadness

When my team loses a football game, I have the luxury of being silent, pretending that nothing happened. The incident on January 10? Nope. No comment. Movin’ on. Nick Wright of Fox Sports does not have that luxury. He gets paid to talk about football, which is galling to fans of other teams who must […]

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