Commentary Without that rule, the Chiefs and Bills might still be playing Last weekend’s NFL Divisional playoffs were astonishing. Four games. Four winners. Four woulda, shoulda, coulda winners but for one last play (except for, of course, the Packers, who absolutely should have lost to the 49ers). Winning margins of 3, 3, 3 and 6.Continue reading “The Greatest Football Game of All-Time will, unfortunately, be remembered for a not-so-great rule”
Category Archives: Sports
Around the Block is back! Did you know it was gone?
Commentary As the SF 49ers play their last regular season game/first pre-post-season game, are they back too? Around the Block has been pretty quiet the last few weeks. Perhaps it’s because of the holidays. More likely it’s due to self-inflicted trauma after realizing, and writing about the fact “we’re not in danger of losing ourContinue reading “Around the Block is back! Did you know it was gone?”
Where have you gone Buster Posey? The nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
Commentary Or at least San Francisco’s lonely eyes! Note: My guess is that this story will be of limited interest to most Around the Block readers. But since I don’t get paid based on the number of readers I have, I’m posting it anyway. Oh, yeah…I don’t get paid in any event. Also, apologies onceContinue reading “Where have you gone Buster Posey? The nation turns its lonely eyes to you.”
Skateboarding is an Olympic event?
As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begins its inevitable wind down in August 2021 (my goodness, spanning two years, this must be the longest Olympics in history) I have a confession. In all the years NBC, and ABC before it, has been covering the Olympics on TV, I’ve spent less time, actually almost no time, watching these troubled games. In fact, the only coverage I’ve seen is when I’ve stumbled on some replays on a news show.
Cleveland Indians changing name to Cleveland Guardians
Commentary C’mon Cleveland, is that all you got? Multiple news sources reported today that the Cleveland Major League Baseball team is changing its name next season from the Cleveland Indians to the Cleveland Guardians. The name change comes after years of criticism that the current moniker is racist and disrespectful to Native Americans. The nameContinue reading “Cleveland Indians changing name to Cleveland Guardians”
EXCLUSIVE: 49er Super Bowl collapse revealed
Five days after the San Francisco 49ers blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in Super Bowl LIV, Around the Block can reveal to the world one of the reasons for the team’s collapse.
Here’s the real story.
Finally, an impeachable offense the GOP can get behind!
During the national anthem at his own Super Bowl watch party Sunday night, Trump raises both of his hands in the air, and twirls them around as if conducting the music.
Before “Jimmy G,” there was “Jimmy T”
The 49er’s are playing in their first “Big Game” since Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 with Jimmy G a big reason why.
Their turnaround this season offers hope to fans of beleaguered teams everywhere.
Warriors and Yankees – a lesson from history
Commentary, Sports, Nostalgia
The reign of Golden State Warriors as one of the greatest teams in history of sports appears to be coming to a close. But, the Dubs will be back!