Why is Kaepernick Being Slammed? Because Sport is the Liturgy of Empire

You can always tell what the sacred cow is… Colin Kaepernick is getting crushed for his (rather tame) symbolic act of civil disobedience.┬áThe timing is interesting for me because an article I’ve written for The Other Journal, in which I write about my own experience of the national anthem at a football game, went live [Read More…]

Concussions and Football: Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that football season is here, so it’s time for my yearly confession that I love to watch the game of football. However, it is becoming more and more obvious that traumatic brain injury is a consistent side effect of the sport. It’s also becoming obvious that there is no way to make it [Read More…]

Football Season Is Coming (not that one, the other one): A Little Friday Funny From Jason Sudeikis

Summer is almost over in Kansas. The kids are headed back to school next week. That can only mean one thing: it’s almost football season. No, not that one, the other one, and to get yourself excited with me, here’s a little love from KC’s own Jason Sudeikis. So far my favorite lines are: “… [Read More…]