Bill Belichick channels Alex Trebek

Kevin Clark in WSJ Quick, Bill Belichick has a few questions for you: Describe the third player from the left on the Indianapolis Colts’ kickoff coverage team. Is he fast? Is he strong enough to run you over? Where did he play in college? Whoops, you took too long to...

A rosey Rose Bowl game

What can be better? Florida State, led by its egotist quarterback, Jamesis Winston, was humiliated by the fun-to-watch Oregon Ducks, led by the humble, self-effacing Marcus Mariota. 59 to 20! Winston said this afterward: “It hurts badder than whatever you can...

vinny goes to Costco

Vinny as in Vin Scully, who’s been the Dodgers broadcaster since the year I was born (and I’m Medicare age). It turns out that Vinny and his wife Sandi shop at the same Costco as I. I’ve never seen him there, but I did see Sparky Anderson once. Bill...

Thank you, may I have another?

An NFL quarterback who congratulates the defense for hitting him? Kevin Clark in the WSJ Andrew Luck’s legend is growing. Sure, there’s buzz about how he has thrown for more yards in his first three seasons than anyone in NFL history. Or the fact he’s led the...

Bend it like Beckham, Beckham

Sure, soccer has its moments. And yes, watching David Beckham hit a curve into the net is a joy to watch. But nothing beats American football for the sheer variety of athletic moves, such as this three fingered catch by Odell Beckham last Sunday. That he was wearing...