Will Taylor Swift and the Rock save Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving fares poorly as a holiday in the 21st century. Some people argue the holiday represents the oppression of Native Americans and the violent seizure of their land and resources by white, European colonists. These people probably have a point. Certainly, our history is more complicated than the cartoonish myth of Native Americans and EuropeanContinue reading “Will Taylor Swift and the Rock save Thanksgiving?”

Baseball’s labor disputes, bad decisions leave fans with no one to root for — not even the game they love

The Super Bowl is set: a matchup of two teams in which have no rooting interest. These teams bore me so much that I can’t think of a reason to root against either of them. Maybe I could root against the Los Angeles Rams, who poked St. Louis in the eye and split town, butContinue reading “Baseball’s labor disputes, bad decisions leave fans with no one to root for — not even the game they love”

Rooting for the Bengals is the artistic choice in NFL playoffs

The pro football season ended Sunday. That’s technically incorrect. I am a Chicago Bears fan. The pro football season ended in early October for me. After that, I shift my attention to teams with the best graphic design in their helmet logos. I rooted for the Arizona Cardinals for a while. I think that angryContinue reading “Rooting for the Bengals is the artistic choice in NFL playoffs”