Tuesday, November 30, 2021
  “Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.” - George Carlin     As a kid, it was far worse to disappoint your parents than make them angry. Anger, they’d get over. Disappointment carried. I’m so far past the point of anger with ESPN shoving screamers like Smith and Bayless in my face, over-killing stories to the point of nausea like...
It has been five long and miserable months since the NFL season came to a close in New Jersey.  Fans witnessed a very anti-climactic Super Bowl filled with super human defensive backs from Seattle, Mr. Wilson taking the next step, and of course plenty of Manning Faces.  The beauty of the NFL is everyone gets a clean slate once...
Remember the dialogue between Rocky and Paulie getting off the plane into a snowy Siberian abyss in Rocky IV? The scene was the perfect foreshadowing for what was about to unfold during the rest of the movie. I picture Belichick and Brady strolling into meetings at Gillette every day this week listening to the “Hearts on Fire” and “Dead...
  'Life is tough.  But it's tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne   People from Philadelphia, New York and Boston all think they are the toughest around. “Hey, pal, I’m a New Yawka.  Beat it.”  “Yeah, I’m from Phillufia.  I’ll kick yer ass.”  “Who you feckin’ kiddin?  Toss off, I’m from Bahston.” WRONG! A tougher breed does not exist than the people who...
“I’m not the prototypical leadoff man.  I’m not the prototypical anything.  I just try to be the prototypical Jimmy Rollins.” – Jimmy Rollins   “Ultimately, it’s about being a champion.” – Jimmy Rollins   The city of Philadelphia will say goodbye to a sports hero this week.  A homegrown talent that was the first piece in a large puzzle that would ultimately bring...
  "Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller   I’m sitting here in my office, staring at a picture of my oldest daughter, the absolute light of my life. For those of us with multiple children, yes, we love all of them the same.  But let’s be honest,...
Congratulations to Mike Procopio for winning the regular season Voodoo Pool. He essentially led from gate to post, so it was well-deserved. He'll be grubbing on some Davio's (Boston) courtesy of yours truly, so enjoy, Mike... well deserved. You can view the final standings after the picks below. The Wildcard Round often showcases a team that is coming in...
Photo above courtesy of Fox Sports.   “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford   Thursday night, NFL fans were treated to an early Christmas light show.  That is, unless you are one of the estimated 8% of men (far less women) who happen to be colorblind.  The latest force-fed marketing campaign by the folks on Park Avenue...
  "I'm drowning in a whiskey river.  Bathing my mem'ried mind in the wetness of it's soul." - Willie Nelson, "Whiskey River"     I spent a few months in Nashville this weekend and am still a little foggy so excuse me if I blurt out drink orders at any point during this piece. Not a bad little town, that Nashville.  First impressions included,...
Each week Mike Angelina will share his picks on the Eagles, a game against the spread in both NFL and NCAA, a Suicide Pool Pick, a 3-team tease, as well as a fantasy player to make sure you start. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeAngelina Eagles Pick: Hold up. Easy. Take a step back. Hold your horses. Pick your favorite saying...