Category Archives: Sports

Brett, Boxer, and Mrs. Robinson

It’s hard to settle on a literary analogue to Brett Favre. Sometimes I see him as Achilles, vainglorious demigod determined to fight a war on his terms and no one else’s. Other times he seems more like Boxer, the foolish … Continue reading

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There’s No “I” In Teamwork

But there’s nothing but “me me me” in Favre. This is where Brett’s idea of team spirit is taking the Vikings: training camp well underway, still dangling, they are scrounging around for 40-year-old has-beens to stand by, just in case: … Continue reading

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“The Drama Queen of The South”

A.P.’s Tim Dahlberg hits the nail on the head: Drama queen in Favre surfaces again AP, July 24, 2010 There was major flooding this week in Wisconsin, a state where Brett Favre used to ply his trade. It was getting … Continue reading

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Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop.

It’s that time of year again: Favre: Surgically repaired ankle may prevent return Minneapolis Star-Tribune, July 15, 2010 Brett Favre said during the ESPY awards show on Wednesday night in Los Angeles that he would “love to play” for the … Continue reading

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My Condolences To The Folks In Hell

You thought things couldn’t get any worse? Meet your new neighbor! George Steinbrenner Dies at 80 Hey, Billy! Billy Martin! Get away from him, now!

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Is It Time To Give Up On Baseball?

I dunno. I’m feeling pretty discouraged with the latest news. I never thought that A-Rod belonged on the Yanks to start with; the team had Jeter at shortstop already, and moving Rodriguez over to third seemed a waste- just another … Continue reading

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Bernie Madoff Should Hang

Until this morning, I have to confess I really didn’t give a rat’s ass about the victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. From reports I heard, it seemed he pretty much confined his dealings to a bunch of other greedy … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Rickey

It gives me a stomach-ache to say this, but, Congratulations, Rickey Henderson, on your election to the Hall Of Fame. No question, the guy was the epitome of the selfish, arrogant, me-first superstar. But he was also the best leadoff … Continue reading

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On The Phone To My Dad In New York

Stayed away from politics this time; just gave him some speech lessons. “Let’s try again: not ‘fahv-ra’ … farve.”

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Holy Crap – Brett The Jet!

It’s going to be very interesting at the campus of my alma mater for the next few weeks: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel can’t resista bit of PhotoShop Phoolishness. Oh, Brett? Life is going to be different. For reference: Green Bay metro … Continue reading

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Railroad Metaphors In The News

One small bright spot in the sad Brett Favre saga: proof that the railroad has not completely faded from American culture: “The train has left the station, whatever analogy you want,” (Packers coach Mike) McCarthy said. “He needs to jump … Continue reading

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Brett Favre And Ranger Jay- Another View

My friend Smewgal, who knows roughly 12,000 times more than I do about Green Bay football, takes strong exception to my post comparing Brett Favre to a long-ago seasonal ranger with a penchant for waffling between seasons: Sorry Ranger Bob. … Continue reading

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