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Thierry Henry, and touching the sublime

December 31, 2011 by


Arsenal is reportedly close to completing a deal that will bring team legend Thierry Henry back to North London on loan from the New York Red Bulls for a two-month period. The thought of Titi back in an Arsenal kit is a joyful one for me, but when I expressed that joy on Twitter, I […]

Rules and Predictability in Sports by Ryan Caldwell

December 28, 2011 by


This post marks our first guest submission to Field Grade! Ryan Caldwell works as a consultant for several contractors in the defense industry. He recently graduated from law school and is making a tentative return to blogging. You can follow him on Twitter at @CaldwellGR. This is an issue that has irritated me for a […]

Yes, I’m from Boston. No, I don’t read Simmons.

December 16, 2011 by


I’m from Boston. I love sports. People often assume that I must love the Sports Guy. The truth is I haven’t read a word he’s written in several years. Here’s why. I read Bill Simmons when he was the Boston Sports Guy and sent out his columns in a newsletter. I loved those columns: he […]

Reason #283 Why I Hate ESPN

December 15, 2011 by


This is why I hate ESPN. Well, it’s actually reason #283 why I hate ESPN, but that’s a topic for a separate post, or blog. It’s also why I dislike Tim Tebow. Well, actually, the reason I dislike Tim Tebow is because I went to the University of Georgia and, well, I don’t want to […]

Craig James (R-TX)

December 13, 2011 by


I wish Craig James the best in his Senate race. I know nothing about Texas politics, but I know something about college football, and I’m thinking James is going to need a lot of luck to get any votes in Lubbock. (Or maybe getting Mike Leach fired was a ploy to get votes from alumni […]

If you love SEC football…

December 12, 2011 by


…take seven minutes of your life and watch this great tribute to Larry Munson. “Man, is there going to be some property destroyed tonight!”

Peyton Manning, M.V.P.

December 11, 2011 by


2011 will be remembered as the year the age-old Brady vs. Manning question finally got settled. In 2008, when Tom Brady was injured, the Patriots nonetheless went 11-5. This year, by contrast, with Manning injured, the Colts are 0-13. It is ironic that a season in which Peyton Manning has yet to play a game […]