January 25, 2017

Been a while, but take a look at the first chapter of my new book about my time with the Buffalo Bills (stuff in Italics is from my journal I kept back in the day). But before we get to Buffalo, we have to go to where it all began...

Exacting a little revenge against the Bucs

We Don’t Play That Way Around Here

Donald Trump ruined my life; hopefully for the only time. Not really, but it sure felt that way. Like many others still under contract with the United States Football League in 1986, I had an...

March 14, 2016

The sight of budding trees, blossoming flowers, and greening grass seldom brings football to one’s mind. Unless, of course, you are referring to spring football drills, and unless one’s soul is Maize and Blue. For the live-and-die U of M football fan the annual spring game is just the booster shot needed for survival until summer camp gets started.


I set the cruise control at sixty-seven and settled back into the plush driver’s seat of Thompson’s new Buick to listen to his rap. I always drove on...

January 13, 2016

I started to really doubt myself that morning when I went about the task of shaving. No, I’m not talking about your normal morning shave. The pre-surgery instruction specifically stated the patient was required to shave the “pubis and scrotum.


Say What?


I stood straight, naked in front of the full-length bathroom mirror and took a deep breath. This was the do-or-die critical moment – my last chance to bow out, my final opportunity to pull the cord and cry, “No Mas!” Or in this particular case, “...

August 13, 2015

Tonight my beloved Detroit Lions kick off the preseason at home against the dog-ass Jets.  But before they do I’d like to get on record regarding this historic season.  I have steadfastly claimed it the “Year of the Lions” prior to every single season since my mind became conscious of football.  This is the 50th consecutive year I have called it that the Detroit Lions are going to the Super Bowl and not only that but they will play my beloved Buffalo Bills.  I know, I know… it hasn’t quite worke...

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