Tagged: football


Wednesday Writs for 9/11: Willie Francis is Executed, Twice

Writs are back this week, with the story of a prisoner who was executed twice, an ill-tempered judge throwing an ironic fit and another who appoints himself prosecutor, space law, the NFL lawsuit fumbles, dumb criminals and more.

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The Perspective of Luck, or Lack Thereof

Sports and politics have that in common. People absolutely lose their minds over it, and their basic life skills and humanity tend to go with it.


Maryland’s Regents Try To Excuse A Killing

The University of Maryland’s Board Of Regents had a decision to make: retain a football coach accused of killing one of his players, nor not retaining a football coach accused of killing one of his players. They inexplicably chose the latter.


NFL Owners To Force Players To Stand

The NFL had to choose between its black players and its conservative white fans. It, very predictably, went with its conservative, white fans.


Bowl Challenges!

It’s bowl season. I have some thoughts, some (so far terrible) predictions, and a challenge for y’all.



It’s time for some skating and some inter-generational conflict.


And Another Thing…!

As if a racially offensive nickname weren’t bad enough, now this.


Round of 16 Ends

No spoilers here. But in the post, yeah. Spoilers.


Explaining Soccer

Mike Dwyer asked us to explain the appeal of soccer. Here’s my attempt, using a goal the Netherlands’ Robin Van Persie scored today. First watch the video of the goal, then I’ll break it...

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