Thursday, May 23, 2019
"If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster." - Clint Eastwood As a youngster prowling the mean streets of Marlton, NJ, my pals and I would often get our kicks by listening to a Cheech and Chong comedy cassette while playing hoops, whiffle ball or shooting pool.  I can still recite most of the “What I Did on my Summer...
  “When you become a parent, one thing becomes really clear. And that’s that you want your children to feel safe.” – Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar.    Adrian Peterson deserves a second chance in life. He deserves an opportunity to understand how his past parenting methods are unacceptable and, to an extent, barbaric.  His son needs him in his life and, at...
Photo above courtesy of USA Today.   “Be thankful for problems.  If they were less difficult, someone with less ability may have  your job.” – Jim Lovell   It’s early on Thanksgiving and for the first time since my kids were born, we’re not down at the parade.  Colds and runny noses have forced (this was completely my wife’s decision) us to keep...
  “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln   Not too long ago, Cousin Nick and I strolled across the parking lot of Lincoln Financial Field during the prime Andy Reid era years.  The Phillies were on the verge of greatness, the Flyers were a contender and the Sixers were, well, they...
“Family is not an important thing.  It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox   Last week, I received some wonderful news regarding my Dad and Uncle Tommy’s band, The Day Brothers, a Philly born act that thrived in this market in the 60s and 70s.  There was a photographer named Art Tavani who snapped shots of those in the entertainment industry in...
The third and final installment of the guest celebrity series of Bottom Line Bombs is given to us by comic Bill Cruz. He is hilarious and very passionate about the looks of his quarterbacks.   Denver +1.5 @ Chicago: So Peyton Manning finally put his foot down and broke the Most Passing Yards Record (eat it Farve) only to be benched after...
  As I write this Thursday morning on September 11th, 2014, the folks at 345 Park Ave in Manhattan are scrambling.  Damage control is an understatement.  Their fearless leader has gotten himself and the league in to quite a pickle.  By now, you know every detail to the Ray Rice Videogate situation that I know.  Frankly, I still think this...
I took a week off, because when you are the boss of things like this, you can do that.  My Patriots had a phenomenal bounce back game in San Diego after losing to the King of Denim in Green Bay the week before. The defense is the best in the conference and once they get back a few other...
  Part one of the 2014 season is, essentially, in the books and there are few conclusions to be drawn. Denver is the league’s best team by a country mile, despite how well they play in New England on Sunday.  Whooping the Niners and Chargers within 90 hours was enough for me to declare them the league’s best.  After that,...
  This weekend's playoff matchups are pretty amazing. Every game is intriguing, and every team is worthy of SBL. Sidenote: I really wish the NCAA would instill a 16-team playoff (at least 8 teams). I still can't understand why they haven't figured it out. Four teams voted into a BS bracket is not a "playoff". If human votes can eliminate...