Are My Teams Facing SEC Beatdowns?

by Kevin Burton    My two favorite college football teams, Ohio State and Kansas State, have had very good seasons and are set up for prominent bowl games.    That’s the good news.    The bad news is they are both cruising for a bruising perhaps, facing SEC powers Georgia and Alabama respectively.    Best …

The Fickle Bounce Of The Fantasy Football

by Kevin Burton    The morning orange juice is sweeter, the song of the birds outside more melodious, even the cats’ litter box is less odoriferous, when all four of your fantasy teams have won.     This is silliness, even profound silliness, but it’s a thing, I promise you.    Winning at fantasy football is …

Remote Adventures In South Dakota

by Kevin Burton    Checked into the Hampton Inn in Sioux Falls on a Monday, settled into our room. One thing was missing.    We were two days into a much-needed vacation and having a great time, ready to watch the Chiefs-Raiders game on Monday Night Football.    The room was nice, lots of space …

Rage And Despair In The Business Center

by Kevin Burton    Dear, gentle, intelligent Page 7 reader, may I ask you a question?    What would you say is the key element, all things considered, in the business center of a hotel? What makes a business center a business center?    If you were told by a hotel employee that, yes, said …

The Unfriendly Skies Of Fantasy Football

by Kevin Burton    This is exploratory, just in case. I am doing this just in case.    One needs to keep one’s options open. Old dogs need to at least consider new tricks, right?    So, the fantasy football flight has encountered some turbulence, shall we say? Four teams, two wins six losses among …

Broncos Fans And The Countdown To Chaos

by Kevin Burton      Bronco Nation, sarcasm becomes you.    The new NFL season is underway, in case you hadn’t noticed.  One team, the Denver Broncos, could have used a little more pre-season practice, not just for its players but for its coaching staff.     Denver blew a quite winnable game last Monday at …

What’s Your Least Favorite Pizza Topping?

by Kevin Burton    Pepperoni could be legal tender, really.     I mean, that time when Jeannette and I made homemade pizza, my biggest fear (hope?) was that I would eat all the pepperoni before we ever got it onto the pizza.    Most people agree with me. So you won’t be surprised to know …

Overchoiced And Underconfident

by Kevin Burton My longtime beep baseball team mate Mike Miller who pitched for the Columbus Vipers is famous for calm under pressure and for saying “It’ll all work out.” So it was his voice I heard in my head Sunday night when I realized, against all odds, I was in position to get four …

Bills, AFL And I Get Good Start To Season

by Kevin Burton    Super Thursday anyone?    Yeah, you’re used to Super Sunday. Big meals, commercials as big deals and oh yeah, a football game, the Super Bowl.    Did you ever want to skip the five months of preliminaries and cut straight to the chase?  Ever want to skip all the insurance commercials …

Genius GM Kev Makes The Wrong Call

by Kevin Burton    Spent Sunday afternoon catching up with a friend.    I tuned in to see the Detroit Lions Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season game. Detroit’s right tackle is Penei Sewell a second-year man from Oregon who I demanded my Bengals draft fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.    When they didn’t draft him …