Tag Archives: NFL

Paving the Way

The subjects of the most recent broadcasts of “Your Stories” are connected by a parking lot. Last Wednesday, Abby Ham featured Judge Tim Irwin on “Your Stories.” Yesterday, she repeated a November 2010 profile of my friend Fr. Ragan Schriver, … Continue reading

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Purple and Blackout

During the great power outage of Super Bowl XLVII, I wished that CBS would have spent less time showing their announcers and more time showing what was happening behind them in the Superdome. We could see some members of the … Continue reading

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Zap! Bid! Pow!

The original 1966 Batmobile goes on the auction block on Saturday. The #1 is the same car that my family and I saw when we visited Barris Kustom Industries in the 1990s. How much do you think it will bring? A million dollars? … Continue reading

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Hail Formation

There was a lot to “like” on Facebook last night and today. I clicked the “like” button on many of my friends’ posts about the Washington Redskins. The Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East last night. … Continue reading

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Bright with Glory

When the Washington Redskins won in overtime on Sunday, my home phone rang. It was Frank Jr. calling to express his excitement over the game. Meanwhile, my daughter had just posted on Facebook: “Forbath for the win!” My wife and … Continue reading

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Fickle Finger of Fate

Sports Authority Field at Mile High has been the home of the Denver Broncos since 2001. It was called Invesco Field until 2011. The stairway to the stadium surrounds an impressive “horse feature” with seven bronze sculptures. The five broncos, … Continue reading

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Blue and Gold Smith

An autographed Harrison Smith jersey was one of the more interesting silent auction items at the event my wife and I attended Saturday night. The fancy benefit for Sacred Heart Cathedral School took place at Cherokee Country Club. There’s a … Continue reading

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Maxims Mezzanine

Inside the security command post high atop Neyland Stadium, we were told that a motion detector on the field would immediately alerts campus police if there were intruders. I wondered how many years it’s been since the Vols’ offense triggered … Continue reading

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Tattoo U.

Regal Movies retweeted my comment about “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” I enjoyed the movie and also enjoyed the fact that I knew almost nothing about the thriller’s plot in advance. Unlike most people I know, I haven’t read … Continue reading

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States of Mind – Part 3

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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Rampart Division

Super Bowl XLV turned out to be a much closer game than the first half indicated. While the game was on, I was watching. During the pregame and halftime festivities, I was posting stuff on Twitter. I didn’t expect one … Continue reading

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The Ideal Brain Tonic

It was difficult to take a picture of the image that was only on our screen for a split second during a commercial in the AFC Championship game. Now that my wife and I have captured a slightly blurry photo … Continue reading

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Fowl Playoffs

Generally speaking, I root against teams named after birds. Four of the NFL’s five bird teams are in the playoffs and three of them played during Wild Card weekend. Two of them won. Happily for me, the birds that lost … Continue reading

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Ticket Broke

My son was too young to remember seeing the Washington Redskins play the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium. Both teams had abysmal 2-7 records. I got tickets for my family from a former WAVA co-worker who had gone on … Continue reading

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