REVISED FOR MOTHER’S DAY: My Mom, a Football Fan

I thought maybe watching football on TV might get me invited into the world of men.

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Roger Goodell and the Spartacus Super Bowl (UPDATED)

9/3/15 Update: Judge Richard M. Berman (of the US District Court of the Southern District of New York) ruled to overturn Brady’s suspension. For me, the most salient point of the ruling comes in this climactic sentence: “Goodell’s reliance on notice of broad CBA ‘conduct detrimental’ policy–as opposed to specific Player Policies regarding equipment violations–to impose … More Roger Goodell and the Spartacus Super Bowl (UPDATED)

R. I. P. Frank Gifford, Notes from a Fan

Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes painfully details the dark side of football fandom, as its narrator struggles with his sanity, not helped at all by a faulty sense of identification with and disordered attachment to the image of handsome football star Frank Gifford. It was very simple really. Where I could not, with syntax, give … More R. I. P. Frank Gifford, Notes from a Fan