Yay, Comma, Football Is Back, Period

by Kevin Burton     Remember the interjection song from Schoolhouse Rock?    The song says interjections are “generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling’s not as strong.”    Well I was feeling pretty sheepish about this, but I said the sentence “Yay! Football is back” …

Cats’ Fantasy Football Team Is Not Half Bad

by Kevin Burton    People won’t understand, they won’t even try.  People will laugh. Let them.    A promise is a promise. My girls look to me and I try not to let them down.    They seek my attention, and since they are cats, they are not exceptionally good at verbalizing this.  If they …

NFL Football In June Is Just A Fantasy

by Kevin Burton    I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing with you. Have you ever told that lie?    Also, what happens when your so-called “seasonal obsession” shows up out of season? Can a true obsession ever be limited to one season?    Spoiler alert, I do not have definitive answers to these questions.  …

Watson Trade Infuriates Many Browns Fans

by Kevin Burton    My Cleveland Browns thing was more like a joke. This stuff is serious.    Andrea Thome, wife of longtime Cleveland baseball legend Jim Thome has cancelled her Browns season tickets, after the team traded for embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to multiple media reports Monday.    The Browns signed Watson to …

Are The KC Chiefs A Dynasty Of One?

by Kevin Burton    Some leftover morsels from two weeks of great, great NFL playoff football….    We have not just Super Sunday, but also Super Monday in Cincinnati.  The Cincy Jungle podcast reports that the Cincinnati School District has cancelled school for Monday, Feb. 14. They also report there might be a Super Bowl …

Bengals Shock Chiefs, Make Super Bowl

by Kevin Burton     This was all set. I had this story written in my head by the second quarter. Maybe Kansas City did too?     By now you know my Bengals shocked Kansas City 27-24 in overtime to win the AFC Championship game and go to the Super Bowl.  That means my team is …

A Few Easy Steps To Fix College Football

by Kevin Burton    Are you ever going to be glad you tuned in to Page 7 today!    That’s because today we look at my fix for college football, the best way to determine a champion.  Everybody’s doing it, I’m jumping in.     And I’m doing so without necessarily agreeing that college football is …

Super Bowl III Was An Upset For The Ages

by Kevin Burton    Amble through the archives of the beloved but bloated national spectacle the Super Bowl, and savor a delicious piece of American history.    What we witness Feb. 13 will be a reflection of its time no doubt, a dazzling offensive display like a laser light show, marinated in money, a cold …

Citizen Kev And Playoff-Bound Bengals

by Kevin Burton    One last night on pins and needles.  Now back to reality.    My 17-week stint as a fantasy football owner has ended. Another week, another nail biter.  This final game a 128-122 win in the third place game of the USA Legends league.     For next weekend’s slate of NFL games, …

Here’s To Socrates And Travis Kelce

by Kevin Burton    “The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates, the Greek philosopher who was said to have driven people to distraction with his constant questioning.    “There were times where I feel like I was just out there thinking too much instead of just playing instinctual football. It’s definitely something that …