Baby, I Don't Care
At first pitch, Midnight in Paris must have seemed like a throwaway idea, a one page doodle conceived for the “Shouts and Murmurs” section of The New Yorker. A Hollywood screenwriter…
Jerry Rice just entered the Hall of Fame. By the virtue of the fact that wide receiver is one of the flashiest and least physically punishing positions in football, his jaw-dropping…
Akira Kurosawa and Howard Hughes have at least one thing in common; they both employed meteorologists full-time on feature productions to tell them when the perfect clouds were…
Last year, the Minnesota Vikings were not only the most talented team in football, they were also the best on the field. Change two plays or less in the championship game, and the Violet…
When Bill Parcells took over the Miami Dolphins, with former Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Sparano as a figurehead, most of us assumed we had not heard the last from the Fins. What we…
There is no director that represents the oft-referenced idea of “America” as well as John Ford. That is not to say that the man was a zealot or xenophobe, marching pre-packaged messages…

Those were the days: Ocho gets leveled.

There may have never been a team as blessed as last year’s New Orleans Saints. From Robert Meachem snatching an interception out of a defensive back’s hands and taking it in for the score…
The specific details of another time and place are usually enough to fill a book, let alone a film. Throwing a melodrama on top usually renders the costumes a convenient layer of…
Most teams are in search of their identity, of their leader, of the whip-smart coach who will take them to the promised land. Some, like the Saints, Ravens and Cowboys, seem to be in the…