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Two fingers of paradise

I’m humming (the songs of) Eddie Money as I sip coffee at Caffe Trieste in North Beach, early on a rainy Monday fall morning. “Two fingers of paradise” is a corny headline; as if that’s how much espresso was holding … Continue reading

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Run to daylight

The year that tiny Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton, California won the Central Coast Section football championship, I had three friends with boys on the Gunn of Palo Alto team, my alma mater. I attended every game, even on Yom … Continue reading

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Unitas, Matte…Strausser

Jerry Sorenson mentioned to me that our mutual friend Chris Strausser had joined the Colts. I sent the Colts webmaster a note about the fact that in 1981 Chris was co-offensive player of the year in the Santa Clara Valley … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Tom Sullivan of the Eagles

On April 16, 1974, when I was 10 years old, Tom Sullivan, the star running back of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football league, sent me a postcard: To Mark, Best wishes and glad to hear from you. Your … Continue reading

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4 stills from the 303

Outro by Denver son but world traveler, who I once rode a tour bus with from San Diego to Maine, Corey “Roar He” Harris edit to add, later that day: this was based on an NYT feature, “36 Hours in … Continue reading

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Did I mention I suck at fantasy football?

Did I mention I suck at fantasy football? I’m starting this guy anyways despite this website that says I should sit on Maricopa versus the broncos who incidentally employee my childhood friend and gun class May but never my teammate … Continue reading

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Is Jim Tyrer the first CTE suicide?

I met a man last weekend who told me he had a son my age, named HS, who died recently, at age 50 or so. He said his son played three years of football for the local high school team, … Continue reading

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Blue Mustang by Luis Jimenez shot by Denver airport by Broncos line coach and Palo Altan Chris Strausser w. Confederate monument in Mississippi captured from American Public Media ‘In The Dark’ podcast as reported in Times By Leonhardt

   This is a weird juxtaposition I admit even buy plastic out through  Buy plastic alto standards I am meaning to listen more carefully to the podcast about Curtis flowers case in Mississippi the monument above is a screen capture … Continue reading

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Good luck, Chris Strausser, in your first Apple Cup

Chris Strausser was my Terman and Gunn classmate, 1976 to 1982, six years, but never a teammate. I do recall the first time we invited him over, seventh grade, and we played in our game room, which featured a billiards … Continue reading

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My 12 picks: Stanford, Northwestern, Army, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Schauer, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, UCLA and UTEP

I am not actually a gambler nor do I advocate such. I picked 11 teams plus the Democratic challenger for the gubernatorial seat of Michigan, Mark Schauer just as an experiment. It is more like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern picking a … Continue reading

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