“I was at a restaurant, I saw a guy wearing a leather jacket at the same time he was eating a hamburger and drinking a glass of milk. I said “Dude, you are a cow. The metamorphosis is complete. Don’t fall asleep, I will tip you over.””—Mitch Hedberg
After realizing that my Kindle library and bookshelves were crammed with books about sports and copies of vintage sports magazine, I decided it was time to create a new blog about sports in print. I may even slip a shameless plug in here once or twice. Let me know what you think.
A few days ago I was flipping the library of books on my Kindle as well as the titles on my bookshelves at home and I realized - I have a bunch of books about sports. Fiction books, non-fiction books, humorous quick-reads, dramatic page-turners, all about sports. It got me thinking. What are the…
“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”—Milton Friedman in response to the new, despicable mayor of New York, Bill DeBlasio.
“In my lifetime, I have witnessed what was the science fiction and comic book fanboy fringe become the monster mainstream in the American entertainment industry, and it unsettles me to see it devour everything in its path with the relentlessness of Galactus. I’ve also seen football fandom go from being a fun part time diversion to a feverish industry, with people dedicating their entire lives, on season and off, to a team. I’ve seen writers go from being fairly diverse in their interests – Hemingway was a veteran, and Jack Kerouac a college football star – to epicene, NPR-whispering, Jonathan Franzen specialists in “the written word” who can’t open a can of beer.”—Mark Judge, from Boycott “Star Wars: Episode VII” | Acculturated
“Whether Obamacare is good, bad, or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.”—Thomas Sowell
“The thug usurpers of the bureaucracy want to send a message: In today’s America, everything is the gift of the government, and exists only at the government’s pleasure, whether it’s your health insurance, your religious liberty, or the monument to your fallen comrades.”—Mark Steyn
“The hyperpower is going to war because Obama wandered off prompter and accidentally made a threat. So he has to make good on it, or America will lose its credibility. But he only wants to make good on it in a perfunctory and ineffectual way. So America will lose its credibility anyway.”—Mark Steyn
“Having leaked to the world, and thus to Syrian president Bashar Assad, a detailed briefing of the coming U.S. air attack on Syria — (1) the source (offshore warships and perhaps a bomber or two), (2) the weapon (cruise missiles), (3) the duration (two or three days), (4) the purpose (punishment, not “regime change”) — perhaps we should be publishing the exact time the bombs will fall, lest we disrupt dinner in Damascus.”—As always Charles Krauthamer has a simple and elegant way of wading through Obama’s amateur hour version of leadership.
It’s football season! Can’t wait until game day to experience the pageantry of your favorite college football team? Then take a few minutes to read my new collaborative piece on local college football traditions in Birmingham Magazine. In this article I wrote the pieces on The Magic City Classic, UAB, Samford, Miles and Birmingham-Southern.