Topic: NFL Playoffs

January 4, 2013

Aaron Rodgers puts up superhuman stats season after season, and seems magically averse to making mistakes. It's natural to wonder whether there's something supernatural to all this, but his dominance comes from a very human, if freakily refined, place.

February 7, 2012

Tom Coughlin, the crimson-faced middle school principal and easily goofed-upon disciplinarian who coaches the Giants, has now won as many Super Bowl rings as Bill Parcells, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry. Does this have to mean anything?

February 3, 2012

A few thoughts on escapism from Roger Goodell and Philip Roth and Madonna and Roberto Bolano and a dozen or so other great football thinkers.

January 30, 2012

Breaking out some experimental-unto-WTF'y prose and breaking out a baby-talk homonym on isn't going to hurt the Super Bowl's ratings. Which is a good thing, because...

January 17, 2012

My personal hindsight is only about 20/80, but I have discovered some science facts about Saturday’s Broncos-Pats game, and the phenomenon of televised football as a whole. The spread on this game was too low, for one thing. My big discovery is that the game was terrible. In fact, I saw this coming, along with most of the adult population. Since I didn’t anticipate having much to say about the death of Tebowmania, I decided to undertake some serious sociological research.

January 13, 2012

The song may be called “Heroin”, but Lou Reed was clearly channeling some heavy Tebow shit, all the way back in 1964. “Heroin” was eventually released in 1967. Exactly one year later, Tim Tebow’s parents, Pamela Elaine Pemberton and Robert Ramsey Tebow, would meet. Coincidence?