Being a lifelong Steelers fan has no downside. Being a lifelong Steelers fan who has never lived in or near “The burgh” has a drawback or two. For one (as I have blogged about in the past) being young in the 60’s and 70’s in the NFL wasteland of Arizona; Steelers games were near… Read More A perfect time, a perfect game (part 1)
Thanks to hurricane Irma, a busy schedule and throwing out my back; I haven’t written a blog in several weeks. A lot has happened in that time. As is life, some good, some bad and some just in-between. One of the things that happened has thrust the Steelers into the midst of a political… Read More To Protest Or Not To Protest
Generally I write blogs that stem from my life as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and try to do it with a bit of literary flair. I try to stay away from X’s and O’s pieces. I don’t do inside info pieces (because I don’t have any). With sports blogs all over the place and every… Read More Twilight of possibilities?
Dreams and fantasies. Is there a difference? By definition, I suppose there is. Dreams are a series of visions during sleep. Fantasy is imagining things that are impossible. Ummm..Debatable! I’ll tell you right now, that most of my dreams are about things that are impossible. I also, often fantasize about things that are possible, however… Read More Welcome to my nightmare
Not the fake world of politics, social justice, finance or climate. Depending on the context, the Hindu view of the world is Maya. That is to say that this world is illusion or at least transient and only the underlying spiritual realm is eternally unchanged and therefore “Real”. Many religions believe in a multiverse reality,… Read More All is right in the world again
How many times have we heard that when an NFL player is in a dispute over contract negotiations? Frankly, every time I hear it, I want to track the player down and punch them about the head and ears repeatedly! Why? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’m just a mean SOB. Maybe it’s because… Read More “I have to make enough money to feed my kids”
(a Steelers fan bromance) The passing of time brings faint the memories of youth. As a sweet aroma that spreads its gossamer delights upon the breeze and then fades away, so the fate many my fanciful notions of childhood has followed. Naiveté, the curator of the stores of my hopes and dreams ravished by time… Read More “My sweet Jack”
Such existential questions are usually reserved for philosophical musings or populist fodder. Is it proper to bring such sublime reasoning to the mundane of football fandom? Do discussions of nature vs. nurture, or choice vs. innate have anything to do with football? I don’t pretend to speak for everyone or for anyone for that matter,… Read More Is being a Steelers fan a choice or is it intrinsic to a soul that yearns for excellence?