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A nod to not sleeping

It’s the second night in a row I can’t sleep. It’s been a problem for me as long as I can remember. I can’t shut down. I can’t get those little thoughts to unsquirm from my head. I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep, I simply

New York is never happy to see you

I have never liked New York City. Whenever I set foot on Manhattan Island, my blood pressure raises. I don’t really know why I feel this way. If anything I should like it – both sides of my parents’ families are from the area, I grew up

Ode to Beast Mode

I’m sitting here watching football and I’m thinking about running backs. Specifically how many “bell cow” backs are left? By my count 11, maybe 12, backs get the overwhelming bulk of their team’s carries. If you play fantasy football, you know running back is a

Shake it off, Ted Cruz

I saw this on Reddit the other day and I thought I’d write something about how it seemed like a great idea for ESPN. But I didn’t, because I got distracted by nice weather and enjoying my last few days of having nothing to do.

Running while fat

A few years ago, right after Thanksgiving, I felt really fat. I mean, I always knew I was fat – I had been as long as I can remember, but Thanksgiving had made things worse. My button-down shirts had stopped buttoning-down so easily. So I decided

Breaking down the NFL’s arrest record

Football is violent. That’s part of the reason we love it. We probably encourage the violence a bit too much, but that is the state of the sport in 2014. It probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that NFL players seem to

Morning pages

Remember that time I called this place a thought collection bin. Well, here goes. Writers are supposed to do something called morning pages, where you push forward, writing whatever comes to mind and that clears your head for the day. I’ve never tried that before,