Gridiron - Chapter One

Posted on 04/23/2017 09:16:22 AM

I fell in love with football because of three women. The first was Mom. We watched NFL games together every Sunday. How she enjoyed it so much without understanding the rules will always be a mystery. Years after I started playing backyard football with my cousin and his buddies, years after Mom died, ...

How Football Should Be Played

Posted on 04/23/2017 09:15:36 AM

Gridiron, Chapter Thirteen, Copyright 2016, Michael LaRocca, June 2012 Meeting: The Burgaw Outlaws vs. The Jacksonville Dirtbags …because we like to hurt people Rule #1: This is tackle football. No helmets and no pads. Cleats are fine, and in fact encouraged. Rule #2: ...

The great Arsenal midfield

Posted on 07/27/2014 05:43:36 PM

New signings have helped to bolster Arsenal's increasingly terrifying midfield. Ozil and Sanchez? Mikel Arteta and Santi Carzola? Wilshire still lurks in the shadows! Arsene Wenger has had to manage better midfield side especially when you remember Arsenal of yore, but the probably hasn't been anytime ...

Dirty Laundry on the Field: Flags aplenty in young CFL season

Posted on 07/13/2014 10:20:23 AM

There is something strange going on in the Canadian Football League.  Perhaps it is only strange for the fans—those who spend their money and time and energy on the game.  Perhaps, for those in the know, there is some sort of agenda being played out here—though we may never know ...

Dez Bryant: Fantasy Football Profile

Posted on 08/04/2013 08:15:21 PM

Today the NFL gets its preseason started, when the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins square off in this years' Hall of Fame Game.  Although, Tony Romo will not be playing, young star wide receiver, Dez Bryant will suit up.  I'm guessing he will only get a few snaps, maybe just one series. ...

No offers for Cesc

Posted on 06/19/2013 05:32:33 AM

Former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas has reiterated that he hasn't received any offers regarding a move away from Catalonia. The Spanish international had been the subject of intense rumours about a return to the  Premier League. There was reported interest from both Arsenal and league champions ...

5 players worth watching at the European Under-17 Championship 2013

Posted on 05/03/2013 03:25:42 PM

The 12th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship is all set for kick off. This year, the final tournament will be held in Slovakia between the 5th and 17th of May. 8 nations will battle for the title and it’s predicted to become a very tight battle between some of the best ...

Blog Bits! Bits About This & That - Time to Get New Percy Harvin Gear!

Posted on 03/12/2013 07:04:20 PM

I am not sure how many of you are NFL sports fans, but my hubby and I are big Seattle Seahawks fans and I could not ignore the big news that is trending today. In case you don’t follow the National Football League very much, I will share the big news here with you. The Minnesota Vikings have ...

The Loss Against all odds? AC Milan - FC Barcelona | Champions Leage 20.02.2013

Posted on 02/21/2013 12:24:17 PM

1) The first worry is the time of the defeat. With all the matches yet to come, this defeat comes in the most important time of the season, which evidently puts extra pressure on the team.  In the coming weeks Barcelona will face Sevilla, Real Madrid (twice) and lastly AC Milan for their second ...

An assumption really can make an ass out of…..

Posted on 02/04/2013 01:33:20 PM

This adage was oh, so true last night, when Super Bowl XLVII collided with my ignorance.   As I’m sure you all know, each sport has it’s own specific terminology.  To those who are uninitiated, commentary to the game’s events not only does not help, it confuses things even ...

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