Love For the NFL Placekicker & How To Change The Extra Point

After a very strange weekend in the NFL, I got to thinking about a way to spruce up, what many believe to be, a very mundane part of the game. No one likes extra points in football. Everyone else I know flips to another game or heads to the bathroom. Me, I am riveted. Where else can you see continued perfection in sports the way … Continue reading Love For the NFL Placekicker & How To Change The Extra Point

Modern Man’s Top Ten Tools To Keep In The House

We have full workbenches and toolboxes in the basement, garage or shed. (In full transparency, most of us have wives with the full tool boxes… but we’re catching up!) That being said, when we are in the house and have a small fix-it project, what’s handy and in the junk drawer ready to go? Here are our Top 10 household tools that we cannot live … Continue reading Modern Man’s Top Ten Tools To Keep In The House

The Modern Men’s Reaction to Star Wars The Last Jedi’s Full Trailer

Last night we all turned away from the Yankees/Cleveland game to tune into Monday Night Football to catch up on a riveting game that saw Chicago and Minnesota in a Field Goal to Safety 3-2 scoring fest. SNOOZE! But, that’s not why we watched. With the rest of the ‘geek’ world, we tuned in to see the premiere of the latest Star Wars The Last … Continue reading The Modern Men’s Reaction to Star Wars The Last Jedi’s Full Trailer

The Final Day of Independent Baseball’s Bridgeport Bluefish

With Major League Baseball’s playoffs now in full swing, a lot of the MLB teams have gone home for the season. In the Independent Baseball Atlantic League, the Bridgeport Bluefish have gone home for good. Sunday, September 17, 2017. Somerset Patriots versus the Bridgeport Bluefish. The final game of the 2017 season. I’ve spent many an hour in the stands at the Ballpark at Harbor … Continue reading The Final Day of Independent Baseball’s Bridgeport Bluefish

The Different Worlds of Earl Weaver and MLB’s Instant Replay

One of my absolute favorite bits of baseball ephemera on YouTube is from a 1980 game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers in Baltimore. I cannot at all do it justice in my description of it. It’s got some four letter words, so don’t play it loud at work. We pick up the action in the top of the first inning with Haller … Continue reading The Different Worlds of Earl Weaver and MLB’s Instant Replay

Can’t Eat Like I’m A Kid Anymore

In 1999, there was nothing like the taste of McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger, Supersized with fries, of course. It was about $7 all in, as I recall, and worth every penny, particularly when you weren’t making many pennies yourself. The McDonald’s of my preference was located in Old Saybrook, CT, a few minutes from my first job, a now defunct twice-weekly newspaper. By any measure, this … Continue reading Can’t Eat Like I’m A Kid Anymore

On Major League Baseball’s Players Weekend and How We Can’t Have Nice Things

Michael Kay, one of the current Yankees television announcers, started his career on the radio. One of his known flourishes was to describe the Yankee uniform. He talked about the interlocking NY, and the fact that there were no names on the uniform, “of course.” I liked it, as far radio routines go. His words were a reminder that the uniform was special, and not … Continue reading On Major League Baseball’s Players Weekend and How We Can’t Have Nice Things

Patchwork of Memories at Local ComicCon

My love for Star Wars notwithstanding, I am not a science fiction fan. I don’t read comic books (ahem, graphic novels). I don’t generally like super hero movies. I think the glut of comic book movies is crowding out the diversity of big screen stories you might have seen only a decade ago. Therefore, I am most assuredly not the target audience for a comic … Continue reading Patchwork of Memories at Local ComicCon