College football stinks, but the transfer portal is cool

The college football season ended Monday night. I sat down in my overstuffed brown recliner with a tumbler full of iced tea and a bag of Doritos. I was asleep by kickoff. I wanted to root for the Texas Christian Horned Frogs. My late friend and mentor Steve Buttry graduated from there. The late MickContinue reading “College football stinks, but the transfer portal is cool”

Why the MLB Home Run Derby stinks

The Home Run Derby stinks. It should be awesome. It isn’t. It’s big, dumb, takes too long, and amounts to nothing. That describes a lot of American culture, I suppose. I watched part of this year’s contest when a buddy of mine and I ate dinner at a sports bar in West Des Moines onContinue reading “Why the MLB Home Run Derby stinks”

These damn Yankees are making me care about baseball again

My doctor says I should avoid unnecessary stress. That’s why I cheer for the Chicago Bears. They are usually out of contention by late September. I don’t have a favorite NBA team, though I enjoy the Golden State Warriors. So, the days of me getting riled up during the NBA Finals have long passed. ButContinue reading “These damn Yankees are making me care about baseball again”