Every Rose Has Its Thorn

By Phil Hecken

Well, the big day is FINALLY here. The Granddaddy. Is. Today. Oregon versus Wisconsin.

Today is the Rose Bowl, the ONLY bowl that, while corporately sponsored, still maintains some semblance of past glory. So traditional that you can look back on a game from decades ago and still recognize both teams. . . . → Read More: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

The Game

By Phil Hecken

This post has been more than two months in the making. And it’s worth the wait. Unlike last weekend, when my guest author and I enjoyed a civilized discourse, today’s guest author likes to mix it up a bit. That’s right, it’s none other than Natty Bagger himself, Robert Marshall.

Now, . . . → Read More: The Game

Monday Morning Uni Watch

The Redskins have worn their gold pants many times this season. Until yesterday, though, I don’t think any ’Skins player had done what offensive linemen Jammal Brown did: He wore gold undersleeves (and if you look at the upper-right corner of this shot, you can see that at least one sleeve was festooned with . . . → Read More: Monday Morning Uni Watch

New Year's Day ... Now and Then

By Phil Hecken, with fond recollections by Rick Pearson

Welcome to 2011 everyone. Let’s hope it’s a great year for all.

New Year’s Day is traditionally one of the greatest days in sport, as we’re always treated to a whole mess of bowl games, and, in more recent years, an outdoor hockey game featuring . . . → Read More: New Year’s Day … Now and Then