Thursday, December 12, 2019

Alex the [points] Redeemer to Rio

Once an idea enters my head, even if it is far-fetched, it becomes very difficult for me not to let it go. This morning, afternoon, or evening, depending where in the world you are...

Pardon the Interruption

Pardon the Interruption, but I'm not Mike Wilbon but I do know more about futbol than George Farah. The world witnessed ThePointsOfLife correctly predict the World Cup final matchup and now, once again, I put the...

Glory Was on His Foot

Glory was on his foot and he let it slip away. Was it Messi's fault that Argentina lost? Certainly not, but fault is irrelevant. What is relevant is cementing one's place in history. And Messi...

It Could Be Worse

I'm still reeling from defeat after yesterday's World Cup final. Walking around Chicago with my Messi jersey, I met fellow fans who also were distraught. I also met German fans and exchanged pleasantries about...

The Leaders And Best Play Here

The leaders and best play here at the Big House on Football Saturdays. This past Saturday that tradition continued as Real Madrid played Manchester United in what turned out to be the largest attendance...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The sound of kids playing in the summer: Growing up, that was the sound of basketball. Pick up games in the neighbor's driveway, behind Mikey's house, and in the park were played till we couldn't...

Friends in Cold Places: A Saturday Night Tailgate Party in UB

The burgers were fresh off the grill, the cooler was stocked with beer, and the obscure Pringle flavors were ready to be devoured. It was time for Saturday night football. The only anomaly was...

Blog Giveaway: Exile to a Desert Island for a Man Named Brady

Dear Brady, I hope you are fine with me calling you by your first name. I have received your resume 110,000 times over and am pleased to inform you that we have an immediate spot...
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Wherever You Go, Go Blue: Feckless Words From Yesteryear

When Bo Schembechler descended from Mt. Sinai he was armed with the Ten Commandments in his left hand and a mantra in his right: Wherever You Go, Go Blue! Thousands of years later, the saying is...

Do You Trust Condoleezza Rice? The College Football Playoff Selection Committee

In 1997, the University of Michigan split the National Championship with Nebraska, a misdeed that remains unpunished. Ironically, both programs are in shambles today. In 1998, the BCS was launched as a way to prevent...
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