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Fighting Chuck Palahniuk, And Portland Inertia

    I didn’t have anything to prove by fighting Chuck Palaniuk, but I did with the fight against inertia on a Sunday where the NFL was on TV and Wordstock was happening on the park blocks. It was a good day to do nothing and there was plenty to back up doing it.   […]

Writing Advice To Colin Kaepernick From Boomerpdx

    Who is writing books, or more accurately, who writes books that people read? A book no one reads is like a tree falling in the forest when no one’s around.   Does it make a noise?   One thing we know for sure, Colin Kaepernick has made a noise. By not saying anything. […]

American Football Matters More Now Than Ever Before

    American football players at every level are our betters. From Pop Warner to the NFL they show us how to get up after being knocked down, how to play after a painful hit, and how to listen.   Even with helmets and pads and identifying uniforms, American football is a hurting game. Helmet […]

DEADSPIN’S ‘WHY YOUR TEAM SUCKS’ IS NO WAY TO LEARN ABOUT ARIZONA

  Arizona is a lovely place. A little warmer than most, but still worth a visit. Deadspin’s annual take down of every team in the NFL paints a different picture. It’s supposed to be funny and sports related, something the rest of the world finds confusing. Football isn’t a world sport like soccer, like basketball. […]

UNCLE CLIFFY, MEDICAL MARIJUANA, PISTIL POINT CANNABIS

    Why does it take a dramatic event like a health scare to break out the medical benefits of marijuana?   Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson, Uncle Cliffy in the industry, had a stroke.   Is medical marijuana a cure? Here’s Robinson’s take from oregonlive:

JASON WITTEN INSURANCE ADDS MORE LIFE

    If you only have room for one NFL team jersey? Jason Witten. One reason? He’s the new Mr. Cowboy. Another? He was an athletic and academic college all-American. He’ll answer any question you ask, and probably questions you don’t. Like, “Who deserves a Super Bowl ring more than anyone else in the NFL?” […]

HOW MANY WINNING SUPER BOWLS TO FINISH FOOTBALL

    Winning Super Bowls make history every year, like this year’s comeback. And it’s still not enough.   Hardly anyone argues that Tom Brady isn’t the best ever. Better than Joe and Terry with their handful of rings and MVP gear. You’ve got to give it to him. Others say he’s the best of […]

OREGON DUCKS vs COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST LOSERS

Any team the Oregon Ducks lost big games to qualify for this homer.   Oregon Ducks vs Auburn, 2010. All these years later it feels like it’s time to move on from 2010, to get on with new teams and new eras. Not for this Duck fan. Like the alleged Russian hack of the 2016 […]

NEXT ANGRY MAN UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Preparing the angry White House. How to tell if an angry man moves into an angry White House? It’s not because so many edited pictures show him mouthing either “F” or a “U.” That’s simply bad journalism, a smear, sour grapes. No one carries around a resting “F” face followed by a resting “U” face. […]

PUSH YOUR ENVELOPE FOR PROOF

Go outside the box and push your envelope. Push it real good. Too often baby boomers take the good advice of slowing down, like take time to smell the roses. It’s good advice because we’re not the proverbial spring chicken anymore, but it doesn’t mean crawl into a hole and die. When is the last […]