Topic: Florida

April 19, 2012

Dwayne Schintzius is best remembered for one of the league's most extravagant and meticulously maintained signature haircuts. It says something about the man who named his mullet "The Lobster" that he seemed more or less cool with that. But, haircut notwithstanding, he filled a role.

March 26, 2012

One video of the Miami Marlins garish home run nightmare machine. One bit of druggy-ish rock and roll. One prescription for 100% drug-free, safe-for-work Monday vision questage.

March 26, 2012

The horror of Trayvon Martin's murder in Sanford, Florida is a lot to take, for a lot of very good reasons. But for all the horror and ugliness that the case revealed and has continued to reveal, the response to this injustice has also contained a fragile sort of hope. That the NBA Players Association, the Miami Heat, and LeBron James (of all people) have been a part of that is surprising, and inspiring in its own right.

March 13, 2012

Connie Mack IV, the great grandson of the Hall of Fame manager, hasn't had a terribly distinguished career as a Congressman. But he is the only Republican Senate candidate in Florida to have punched former Braves slugger Ron Gant in the crotch.

December 16, 2011

I am as surprised as anyone that I have become an avid fisherman. As I sit on my couch and write these words, I can look out the window to my left and see a long slice of the Hudson River, as gray and motionless as the cement that spans the distance between it and me. In theory, I suppose I could fish the Hudson, though I also suppose I’d be as likely to catch a box of hypodermic needles as I would a fish worth crowing about.