Saturday, June 20, 2015

How Great Has This Ride Been, Dad?

My father has taught me a lot of useful things. He taught me that you need to take care of your elderly neighbors. He showed me that an outdoor shower is really the only option during the summertime. He explained to me why Rockaway Beach is the nicest beach in the world. Like many fathers before him, he taught me that nothing good happens after midnight. (I've rarely heeded that advice, but it's true nonetheless.) Dad taught me how to sign my name. Later in life, my dad also showed me how to sneak beers into Beacon Theater. (Hint: Wear long cotton socks.) He taught me that sick days are for the weak, wine is for the women, and pizza is for Lenten Fridays. And on and on and on.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

How Much Do We Covet These Baseball Videos?

Fans of every sport would kill to have modern-quality footage of old games. Basketball buffs, for instance, would love to dissect every basket from Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point performance. And what football fan wouldn't jump at the opportunity to watch video of the first completed forward pass in 1906? But alas, footage from many of our country's amazing athletic feats remains elusive or nonexistent.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How Nicely Did Garrett Keep up with the Joneses?

I have to admit it. This one was easier to forecast than the fact that Caitlyn Jenner will star in a new reality show. But still, I nailed this one. Before the season started, here's something I predicted:

"Now, let's look at some of the Yankees' new arrivals and try to predict how [John] Sterling will call their home runs:

Garrett Jones: 'Garrett keeps up with the Joneses!'"