02/02/23 Groundhog Day, indeed

It’s the brazenness that shocks me. The whole MAGA thing and its particularly pernicious mutation in Florida is rooted exclusively in White Supremacy and White Nationalism. It’s been that way from the jump. But now they don’t even try to hide it anymore. This is America? Sadly, many would say it is.   Cowardly denial […]

02/02/23 Quarterback Carousel

‘Niners coach Kyle Shanahan says he sees “no scenario” in which Jimmy G. remains with the team in 2023. Until now, the 49ers and Garoppolo have been stuck together like sheets of flypaper, sometimes involuntarily. But despite ongoing injury concerns, Shanahan says he’s comfortable going forward with Trey Lance and Brock Purdy. Garoppolo will become […]

02/01/23 Bonus Edition. Brady.

I don’t blame Brady for “unretiring” last year. I think he followed his heart. The issue with his now ex-wife is their business, and I will never write or say a word about that dynamic. Brady came back because he wanted to come back. And, this morning, I do not blame or question Brady for […]

02/01/23 Bonus Edition. Brady.

I don’t blame Brady for “unretiring” last year. I think he followed his heart. The issue with his now ex-wife is their business, and I will never write or say a word about that dynamic. Brady came back because he wanted to come back. And, this morning, I do not blame or question Brady for […]

02/01/23 Questions 67 and 68

Like I’ve always said, only Mafia types take the Fifth—400 times. But what I really want to know is what brand of Doggie Downers Trump’s lawyers had him on?  Good Boy! Just a thought. Nikki will be a particularly awkward and troublesome primary opponent for Trump. She starts with a 150-point IQ advantage. I’ve always […]

02/01/23 In DeMeco We Trust!

My “blink” reaction is that they got it right. “They” are the Texans, and “it” is Tuesday’s hiring of DeMeco Ryans as the team’s fourth head coach in four seasons. Ryans reportedly has signed a six-year contract and will be formally introduced as Houston’s HC at a Wednesday news conference. Dating back to his collegiate […]

01/31/23 NFL “changes of scenery”

The parting of ways between the Cowboys and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore appears to have been genuinely mutual. The relationship had stagnated. Moore now has a new O.C. gig with the Chargers, where he will get to work with the talented Justin Herbert. And it looks like Mike McCarthy will return to play-calling, which he […]

01/30/23 “It had to be you…”

“It had to be you. It had to be you…” WTH? Yeah, when I woke up at 4:35 a.m. Monday, this 1924 classic from the “American Songbook” was instantly in my mind. “It had to be you…” Writing credits to two fellas named Isham Jones and Gus Khan. (Note: I awaken every single morning with […]

01/30/23 “It had to be you…”

“It had to be you. It had to be you…” WTH? Yeah, when I woke up at 4:35 a.m. Monday, this 1924 classic from the “American Songbook” was instantly in my mind. “It had to be you…” Writing credits to two fellas named Isham Jones and Gus Khan. (Note: I awaken every single morning with […]

01/29/23 Championship Sunday!

I’m not going to bury my lead. It will be the Eagles against the Bengals in Super Bowl 57, following two of the best conference championship games we have seen since, since—well—last year. Here is how and why we will end up with Stripes vs. Wings two weeks from today in Glendale. NFC Championship—San Francisco […]