College Team Mascots: The Silly, the Profane, and the Caricature

William Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” The King James Bible declares, “A good name is better than precious ointment.” W.C. Fields said, “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” In the world of sports, names mean plenty.  They conjure rivalries and the spirit of competition. Names serve to identify you,…

Forgotten Warriors by D. Ralph Young

  History Date Published: May 2016 Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing Forgotten Warriors is the story of the aphibious march across the Pacific from the Aleutians to Okinawa from the experiences of shipmates aboard the USS J. Franklin Bell which includes the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the following battles: The Aleutian Campaign (Adak, Attu…

Lies the Sports Industry is Selling You

Anybody with an ounce of discernment knows that sports are big business in our time. But somehow, this fact becomes easy to forget when we are caught up in the entertainment. This disconnect is related to what happens when we watch Hollywood films. Our brains cannot tell the difference between fantasy and reality, once we…