Lessons for Luis Suarez

June 24, 2014

Just watched Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez bite an opponent for the third time in his career. He bit someone. With his teeth. On the neck. For the third time. I don’t know what possesses a man to bite his fellow man; no one seems to know, or understand, why Suarez keeps chomping on his opponents. But I do know that if Suarez watched Reese’s favorite show all of these unhappy episodes might have been avoided.

One Month In

October 28, 2012

As Reese’s due date approached I kept wondering how it would all play out. Lindsay telling me that it was time, the drive to the hospital, the hours of labor and our daughter introducing herself to the world. But I expected that events wouldn’t follow exactly as I scripted it in my mind, and no,…
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The Home Stretch

September 12, 2012

So, the last nine months. On New Year’s Day the wife and I were at a party, the Steeler game was on in the corner, and we got to chatting about the future. Maybe, she said, we should think about maybe having a baby. In the fall, maybe, that’s when we should start trying. And…
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Horror Valley

November 12, 2011

The summer after my sophomore year I stayed at Penn State to edit the summer sports section of The Daily Collegian. From May till early June there was an inter-session when the paper didn’t publish, and I lived at the Alexander Court apartments on Beaver Avenue and took a SpeechCom class. Campus was nearly deserted,…
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Face Off

October 10, 2011

Did some multi-tasking last night–I got my ironing done for the week while watching “Face Off”, the season finale of Breaking Bad. Suffice to say the latter was more interesting that the former and since I don’t have anyone to TALK TO about it I’ll just scribble a few thoughts and observations for yinz to…
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Over Before it Begins?

August 12, 2011

Was it really that long ago, February 16th, when Arsenal out-Barçaed Barcelona to defeat the best team in the world? Andrei Arshavin’s go-ahead goal seemed to signify great things ahead for my Gunners. An upcoming date with Birmingham in the Carling Cup final promised to land Arsenal it’s first trophy since 2005. Not an especially…
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A Hunting I Will Go

June 6, 2011

It’s been a good long time since I last looked for a job. When I got laid off five years ago I was in the middle of selling my house and barely had time to move into my apartment before I got my poker blogging break. When I got laid off two years before that…
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I Didn’t Shoot a Man in Reno

May 25, 2011

As you might expect I don’t follow the poker scene as closely as I once did, and it was only today that I learned that Gary DeBernardi won the Nevada State Poker Championship. And that was great news to hear, as “Debo” is as good a guy as you’ll ever meet, which I did back…
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Colors

April 15, 2011

In an effort to get back to writing on my damned blog I’m trying to write about subjects I’m either passionate about or that I can at least fake passion for. Those of you who know me that I love my sports teams–to the world I present a calm and patient exterior, but put me…
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Why The Steelers Will Win Today. Or Not.

January 23, 2011

If one looks at today’s Jets-Steelers AFC title game it would appear that, karmically speaking, this one will go to the Jets. They are this year’s Team of Destiny, the six-seed who went on the road and sent Peyton Manning and Tom Brady home early. They’ve recovered from a humiliating prime-time blowout to regain their…
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