Football Follies: Livid for LVI

The superest.

There’s a Super Bowl today. We’ve been remiss here at your TOC Football Commentary Service in not getting something up sooner — and this post isn’t going to be the usual thermonuclear warhead.  More like some nice little .22 shot.

Basically, thoughts. Bring ’em if you got ’em.  We’re doing well to remember it’s the Rams and the Bengals.

We’re standing with the fine people of Inglewood, California, however, in saying “Feh” to that (Not) Wonder of the World SoFi Stadium.  We hear the buzz on it is SoNot, although not because it’s a bad stadium or anything. Continue reading “Football Follies: Livid for LVI”

Wait – shouldn’t we be able to refuse service to people?

The sound of freedom.

I don’t know what the big deal is about the proposed Arizona law protecting business owners who decline to provide services for ceremonies they believe are wrong.

Quite a few people cheered in 2010 when three Washington, D.C. area hotels refused to host the convention of American Renaissance, a “white nationalist” group that advocates racist and other discriminatory beliefs.

The hotels didn’t refuse service because of who the members of American Renaissance are.  They refused service because of what American Renaissance does.  What American Renaissance does is perfectly legal, Continue reading “Wait – shouldn’t we be able to refuse service to people?”

The big day: Super Bowl XLVIII

Let the wild rumpus begin.

 

The one and only Jerry Kramer, Packer great OL, surges in Super Bow I (Jan 1967).  (Photo credit: Bill Ray, LIFE.com via http://www.vintag.es/2013/01/rare-photos-of-first-super-bowl-1967.html)
The one and only Jerry Kramer, Packer great OL, surges in Super Bow I (Jan 1967). (Photo credit: Bill Ray, LIFE.com via http://www.vintag.es/2013/01/rare-photos-of-first-super-bowl-1967.html)

Come on, curmudgeons, out of the woodwork.  Football lovers and haters, connoisseurs of offense, aficionados of The D, followers of Peyton, devotees of Marshawn, Sudden Fans of Richard  S. (and who isn’t?), AFC Lifers, dyed-in-the-wool NFC boosters, those who just love the pizza, wings, chips, and beverages – Continue reading “The big day: Super Bowl XLVIII”