Walter Mencken 9:23 a.m., Oct. 10
The NFL and me
Remember the three-out-of-four-NFL-wildcard-games-might-be-blacked-out story? Things are changing in the NFL. Which makes sense; my relationship with the NFL has changed several times. Relationship 1. I’m hitchhiking with Gretchen, heading south on Highway 99, somewhere around ...
How they got there
The best way to become an NFL team owner is by inheriting an NFL team. Second best is by marrying someone who owns an NFL team. Third best is by inheriting a colossal amount of ...
Present at the creation
The first Flyboard video I saw was a game-changer. There was a man in a wet suit, slowly emerging from the ocean. His head, now shoulders, now torso, grow out of the water. And then ...
Bad timing for turkeys and West Coast NFL fans
Found on Mrs. Lambert’s (Nauvoo-Colusa Middle School) Social Studies web page: “The first Thanksgiving was not a feast, but rather a time when Native Americans helped Pilgrims by bringing them food and helping them build ...
As of Monday, the World Chess Championship is even. There have been two quick draws. Defending his title is five-time world champion Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, 43. The challenger is Magnus Carlsen, a 22-year-old Norwegian and ...
World-class chess is sexy...and full of weirdness
A friend, who has been a serious chess player, recently emailed me, “I don’t know if you have any interest in covering professional chess, but something pretty epic is happening right now: a Westerner is ...
Patrick Daugherty recalls August 1983 and the pick-up baseball game in Alaska that he played in which he could do no wrong.
A look at the Golden Nugget point spreads for pre-season college football, 117 days after the season got under way.
Another team lets Lane go
USC becomes another employer who has a hard time being satisfied with the coaching savvy of Lane Kiffin.
The Moscow Black Storm has offered Tim Tebow $1 million to play in two games.
Should footballers trust the NFL brain trust with their brains?