Thursday, September 07, 2006
Another snapshot from Tom back in CT. Below are just some quick hits while I ponder on Scruffy's query from yesterday.
This article is why I consider Bill Simmons one of the best pop culuture writers today who just happens to make his living as a sportswriter. Props for the David Foster Wallace reference. Simmons recent road trip to Wisconsin with his buddies provided some good material.
Are you ready for some...? Since the odds on the Red Sox making the playoffs get longer each night I think I am ready to declare that football season is here. This must be what Kansas City fans feel like in June.
I will be watching the Steelers start their title defense tonight. To prepare I recommend a few seasonal forecasts ...here are Simmons' predictions. For a different take check out the Tuesday Morning Quarterback (TMQ). Here is his outlook for the 2006 NFL season in haiku form. (Be warned he does tend to insert photos of cheerleaders and shirtless hunks if you are surfing from work and his shorthand takes getting used to i.e. Jersey A and Jersey B (New York Giants/New York Jets or Flying Elvii=Patriots).
Bill Bryson has a new book coming out next month about growing up in Des Moines in the 1950's. The Guardian has a series of excerpts from The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid this week. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.
Now back to some U.S. History essays and that pesky list.