Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

The Myth of Picking the Best

And yes, it is political (and always has been).

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Betty White, 1922-2021

The television star increasingly known for her longevity has passed days shy of her 100th birthday.

John Madden, 1936-2021

The Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster is dead at 85.

Bryce Young 1st Alabama Quarterback to Win Heisman Trophy

A historic achievement for the first-year starter.

Three Tom Bradys?

A breakdown of a remarkable career that’s not yet finished.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Jon Gruden ‘Resigns’ After Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Emails Revealed

A spectacular fall for a man who has been at the center of the football world for three decades.

Quick Hits

Gotta clear those tabs.

The Arizona Audit

The latest front on the war on truth.

The NFL’s $10 Billion TV Deal

Pandemic-induced recession? What pandemic-induced recession?

Bill Belichick Refuses Presidential Medal of Freedom

The New England Patriots coach lived up to the team nickname.

The Weirdest Sports Season Ever?

COVID has given us a surreal calendar.

Is the American Government Legitimate?

A long-winded and esoteric discussion about an elusive idea.

NFL to Play ‘Black National Anthem’ Before Games

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” will reportedly precede the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the opening week.

Don Shula Dead at 90

The coaching legend led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL history.

Bloomberg’s Billions Buying Ground Game

An unprecedented spending blitz is upending the campaign.

Did Taxpayers Spend $3.4 Million for Trump Super Bowl Party?

The real scandal isn’t the price tag but the beneficiary.

Mike Bloomberg’s $11 Million Super Bowl Ad in Perspective

It’s literally the equivalent of buying a large pizza for the average American household.

Washington Nationals Win First World Series

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series in franchise history, and the first for Washington, D.C. since Calvin Coolidge was President.

Tom Brady Is No Tom Terrific Says The Patent And Trademark Office

Tom Brady tried to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.” It didn’t go so well.

Ed Markey Facing A Challenge From The Kennedy Clan In 2020?

The junior Senator from Massachusetts could be facing a big challenge in 2020.

The Great Democratic Winnowing Appears To Be Imminent

Democratic voters and donors appear to be narrowing their choices for a nominee down, which could mean a short future for a lot of current Democratic candidates.

Trump And Kim Stage Another Photo Op Summit At The DMZ

President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met at the Demilitarized Zone for what amounts to their third summit in a year. As with the previous two, there was nothing of substance accomplished.

Bart Starr, Winning Quarterback In First Two Super Bowls, Dies At 85

Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to five N.F.L. Championships in the pre-Super Bowl era and in Super Bowls I and II, has died at the age of 85.

NFL Settles Colin Kaepernick Collusion Suit

A confidential agreement has ended a collusion suit filed against the National Football League in 2017.

New Hampshire Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Prosecutions Of Topless Women

The New Hampshire Supreme Court rejected a challenge by three women to their prosecution for going topless on a public beach in the Granite State.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

One of the people most responsible for the personal computer revolution has passed away at the far-too-young age of 65.

No, The Buffalo Bills Didn’t Cause The Oklahoma City Terrorist Attack

Author Sam Anderson puts forward a rather strange hypothesis in Politico.

ESPN Won’t Air Anthem Before Monday Night Football

ESPN won’t air the National Anthem before regular season games this year, but that probably won’t stop the President from ranting about it.

N.F.L. Puts New Anthem Policy On Hold

In the wake of a grievance filed by the union representing players, the N.F.L. has suspended the new National Anthem policy it announced earlier this year. This guarantees even more cynical political exploitation by the President.

Trump Praises Kim Jong Un, Dismisses Concerns About Human Rights Abuses

President Trump continues to dismiss concerns about Kim Jong Un’s brutality, and to lavish praise on a man who has a considerable amount of blood on his hands.

Reviving National Anthem Fires, Trump Revokes Eagles White House Invite

President Trump waded back into the National Anthem debate when he revoked the invitation of the Philadelphia Eagles to come to the White House today.

N.F.L. To Fine Teams If Players Fail To “Stand And Show Respect” During National Anthem

The N.F.L. has come up with a dumb “solution” to a non-existent problem.

Most Dominant Athletes of the Last 20 Years

ESPN the Magazine has broken out the slide rule to rank the top athletes during its first two decades.

The President’s Self-Imposed Bubble

POLITICO buries the lede in making the case for “Donald Trump’s bubble presidency.”

Specks, Logs, and Dr. Martin Luther King

In a healthy democracy we need not agree, nor must we finally even respect one another’s objects of devotion.  But we should exercise a salutary measure of mutual forbearance and be willing to acknowledge that no side has a monopoly on either truth or justice.

Dodge Super Bowl Ad Featuring Martin Luther King Jr. Causes Controversy

Dodge is facing controversy this morning for using the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in a Super Bowl commercial, but they’re not the only party who may have some questions to answer.

Trumps Fails To Implement Sanctions Against Russia Passed By Congress

Once again, President Trump is going soft on Russia. Why? I’ll leave that up to the reader to decide.

Ezekiel Elliott Gets Another Reprieve

Ezekiel Elliott got a legal reprieve late last week, but it may not last for long and it could have a big impact on the fortunes of the Dallas Cowboys.

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Federal Judge Halts Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Once again, the National Football League sees its disciplinary and appeal process criticized by a Federal Judge.

Oakland Raiders Set To Move To Las Vegas

The Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Raiders are headed to Vegas, baby!

Viewership For Live Televised Events Down Across The Board

Fewer people are watching live television events such as the Super Bowl and Academy Awards.

Super Bowl Viewership Dips Slightly For Second Straight Year

There were 111.3 million people tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday, slightly lower than last year.

A Super Bowl For The Ages

If you changed the channel after the third quarter, you missed what ended up becoming a game for the ages.