Sports Hate Is A Thing, But What Is It?

by Kevin Burton    My mother used to get on me for saying I “hated’ certain sports figures or teams. She wanted me to say instead that I didn’t appreciate this or that about them.   Well OK, call it sports hate then.    When I say I love my wife and I also love …

Of Lost Tiles, NFL Blues And Bird Wars

by Kevin Burton    Great jumpin’ Jehoshaphat I am jazzed!     Joyous, jubilant even!    This post is dedicated to providing updates on some of the stories I’ve told previously on Page 7. This first update is a happy one on a very recent post.    I mentioned that I lost the letter J tile …

We Could Be The Next NFL Analysts

by Kevin Burton     When our TV is on these days it’s usually on football, and we are no mere observers.    We’re not perfect with predictions, but my wife and I both have keen insight as to what might happen in a given game.    A typical pre-game assessment goes something like this:    …

A New Spin On Quarterback Controversy

by Kevin Burton    Never heard this on CBS, FOX or NBC Sports. Not a peep, not on television anyway.    It seems NFL quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are both Christians.  So a few years ago when they competed to be the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback it gave an interesting twist to the …

A Great Announcer Adds To The Game

by Kevin Burton    When I was nine, Al Michaels let me know that my Reds were going to the World Series.  Instant friend for life!    He left the Reds, but has called hundreds of big games since then, including the Miracle on Ice in 1980 and the Royals World Series win in 1985.  …

Optimism In Cincinnati Despite 0-2 Start

by Kevin Burton    Joe Burrow showed last night why he was the number one draft pick. The Bengals showed why they were drafting number one.       Cincinnati was last against the run last year and egregiously bad last night. So three touchdowns and 316 yards from their rookie quarterback was not enough.  They …