The thinking chair
Let's get this out of the way right now, and dispense with the pleasantries: I accept your nomination to be ... the author of this column.
OK, maybe it wasn't the greatest joke, but even as a political junkie, I'm glad the conventions are over, just in time for the football season. I do wonder, though, what would have happened had the Giants-Redskins game gone long ... for all those politicos in Washington D.C. who are avid 'Skins fans, I just wonder how many would have switched away from the game to see a nomination speech. Dicey planning there, folks.
But as it turned out, perhaps some of the Redskins were actually in Minnesota at the convention. Especially their linemen, on both sides of the ball. I have "gone long" on
"You've obviously never owned him."
Which, surprisingly enough, is true. And although he does run upright (sometimes, like on Thursday night, straight through a defender like
Hey, here's something: Did you know that
The big news in baseball is not, surprisingly, Wigginton, but instead the advent of instant replay, which held up a home run for
Perhaps the L in MLB stands for Luddite. (Look it up if you must.)
Is it time for a check-in on the
Back to football -- I kept seeing folks pimping out
And here's another thing -- I'm fortunate enough to be getting the entire slate of NFL games this year, because I married the coolest woman on the planet. But there were only three late games this Sunday. (Plus, of course, the evening game and then two games on Monday night. God, I love football.) But why is it so imbalanced? This happens all the time, when there are 10 games in the morning and three in the afternoon. (And yes, I obviously live on the West Coast.)
Look, I know it's hard to work those schedules together, but this is clearly a bias against there being too many games on at 4:00 PM on the East Coast. I know we have the sun, the clean air (I'm in NORTHERN California, mind you), and the beautiful people out here, but I need more than three afternoon football games! I deserve it!
Remember the days when you could only watch two games a day? So do I -- and I don't want to.