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PST: The Perfect Time for Watching Sports

January 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Basketball, College football, Football, France, NBA, NFL, The Sun, UAE

Here are the kickoffs for the NFL’s conference championship games tomorrow. That is, if you live under the umbrella of Pacific Standard Time. New England at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 3:40 p.m. Convenient, as a viewer, no? Well, yes, and you should know it is not like that everywhere. If you have lived […]

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A Fanciful View of Football, Starring Andres Iniesta

January 15th, 2018 · No Comments · Barcelona, College football, Football, monkey, NFL, soccer

I was made aware today of this video, which is based on the Barcelona midfield standout Andres Iniesta showing “There is a first time for everything” by trying something new — American football. It is an advertisement for an online foreign-exchange trader known as UFX, and the notion of the elfin Iniesta (5-foot-7, maybe 130 […]

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Keith Jackson: 1928-2018

January 13th, 2018 · No Comments · College football

Keith Jackson, too? We are losing the great sports broadcasters from the 20th century and I don’t like it. Yes, for my own selfish reasons. I know the legends are retired but I can be comforted by the idea that they could, in theory, come back for One More Game. One more chance to hear […]

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Saban, Alabama and a Deserved Championship

January 8th, 2018 · No Comments · College football, Football

So, that’s why Nick Saban is such a big deal. A big enough deal to be getting paid more than $11 million by the University of Alabama in 2017. His Alabama team was down 13-0 to Georgia at halftime of the College Football Playoff championship game tonight, and instead of persevering with sophomore quarterback Jalen […]

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Before Scheduling, Check with Nick Saban

January 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · College football

I am predisposed to dislike Nick Saban. Alabama’s football coach seems joyless and put-upon, as if he can’t catch a break and it’s somehow the fault of the rest of us — despite those four national championships. He is so concerned about security leaks that very little of Alabama’s practices is open to media. (Compare […]

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Dixie and College Football Domination

January 1st, 2018 · No Comments · College football, USC

If it seems to y’all that the biggest games in college football involve a lot of coaches and players with drawls and odd names (lookin’ at you Dabo Swinney) … well, you are not just whistling Dixie. Victories by Alabama and Georgia tonight put two Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams in the College Football Playoff championship […]

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Today’s List: Ten 2017 Sports Events That Popped into My Head

December 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Baseball, Basketball, College football, Dodgers, Fifa, Football, Lakers, Lists, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Russia 2018, soccer, Spain, UAE, UCLA, USC, World Cup

This is not an exercise in academic rigor. I did not have someone sitting with a note pad writing down literally the first 10 facts I could recall pertaining to sports in 2017. But … it is a fairly accurate recreation of a fairly quick trip through my brain to see what stuck from the […]

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Should Rosen, Darnold Stay or Should They Go?

December 29th, 2017 · No Comments · College football, NFL, UCLA, USC

Two of the top quarterbacks potentially available for the 2018 NFL draft attend Los Angeles schools. UCLA’s Josh Rosen and USC’s Sam Darnold. Each has college eligibility remaining — one year for Rosen, two for Darnold. Each is mulling whether to make himself available for the draft or to stay in school for another year. […]

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Watching Army and Thinking of Inland Empire Teams

December 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · College football, Sports Journalism, The Sun

We don’t see much college football, in France. Our TV package includes stations with college matchups, but the West Coast games rarely begin before 10 p.m., Paris time, ending at 2 a.m. or so … and night games on the West Coast? Well, it’s an up-all-night thing, over here. But we happened to find Army […]

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College Football Playoffs: Never Enough

November 25th, 2017 · No Comments · College football, Football

You would think the NCAA knew better. That the sturm und drang that accompanies the 68-team college basketball playoffs would have prompted them to leave football alone — ending the season with bowl games and letting collections of journalists and/or coaches and/or cranks with a trophy to figure out who ranked where. But then some […]

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