Eli Manning, Properly Rated and Calibrated

Why do we act as if Eli Manning has been getting away with something? For some reason, sports media are smug when discussing the New York Giant quarterback. They want to point out that Manning’s play has declined, and was never that great in the first place. Pricking Eli Manning’s good-not-great QB career is not…

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…

Check your tandems | Trucker Logs: Slip seat

Part memoir, part tall tale, part instructional manual: Chris DeBrie’s “Check Your Tandems” is from the perspective of a truck driver as he moves from newbie “greenhorn” to seasoned professional. What is “slip seat trucking”? It is for the tractor trailer driver who does not own a truck. This variety of driver is known as a…

Cam and Ma’am Gams: What did you expect?

Early in the 2017 NFL season, Cam Newton insulted a female sports journalist. The blow back once again proves that some of us feed on hurt feelings. Now, we understand that both major and social media thrive on this stuff. The hunt for content is not about stealth. Few pretend that a true sense of…

Steph Curry : The ‘modest superstar’ oxymoron

The name that most often comes to mind when Steph Curry is mentioned, at least for me, is “Eddie Haskell.” Remember Eddie Haskell, the character from the “Leave it to Beaver” television show? Basically, Eddie was a slick bully and habitual liar. He would glad-hand the main characters’ parents, then turn fierce when the adults…

DeBrie’s Alexandr, Vampire Hunter: Page 8

You are now seeing the syndicated version of Chris DeBrie’s Alexandr comic book. Be sure to catch more Alex on his homepage, at the mean pimento site. page 1 page 2   page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 9 page 10