Sports

GAIJIN (ガイジン)

Vassar Bushmills Gaijin, pronounced “guy-jin” is a Japanese word meaning “foreigner”. But it is much more than that. I lived in Japan 1972-1975 as an Army officer. And I had studied Japanese for four semesters in college to satisfy my language requirements. A solid C-student, I came away with the [Read More]

Economics

NIKE SWOOSHES AMERICA

  Vassar Bushmills So many pieces, so little time. An awful lot of points of national survival converge from this little misstep by Nike in re the Matter of Colin Kaepernick as their new #JustDoIt poster boy. The first piece of the jigsaw is why do so many corporations these days get away with [Read More]

Politics

CAN DONALD TRUMP FIND JUSTICE FOR JIM THORPE? OBAMA DIDN’T EVEN TRY.

Vassar Bushmills Recently, Donald Trump pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black-American World Heavyweight Champion. Johnson’s story is instructive, just as Obama’s refusal, not neglect, but refusal, to pardon him was. Jack Johnson was not only the first black champion, but a long-reigning champion, causing the coinage of the term “Great White [Read More]

Blocking by Frederic S Remington Harper's Weekly November 18 1893 public domain
Sports

When Men who Could Read Played Football

Vassar Bushmills For William F Buckley, Jr RIP WFB was a Yale man. Frederic Remington, the famous Cowboy & Indian artist also was a Yale man. He was also a football player there, before 1880. His football art is offered here to remind people of how the game was once [Read More]

Culture

Forum: What’s Dumber? The NFL Knee Or Refusing Free Books From The First Lady?

Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question,courtesy of Don Surber: What’s Dumber? The NFL Knee Or Refusing Free Books From The First Lady? [Read More]

Culture

The Latest: Trump Wins, NFL Caves (Updated)

The latest developments tell a simple story; President Trump wins, NFL Caves. League commissioner Roger Goodell held a behind-closed-door meeting Tuesday night with NFL owners, league executives and select players to talk about the national anthem protests and especially, I’m sure, the effect its having on the bottom line. There’s [Read More]

Propaganda

NFL protests are based on lies

From the time Colin Kaepernick first “took a knee” during the national anthem last season the left have hailed him as heroic, and praised him for raising awareness, and protesting inequality, and police brutality. The media, of course has been eager to carry these narratives because the media loves nothing [Read More]

Culture

The Latest: Trump Wins, NFL Caves

The latest developments tell a simple story; President Trump wins,  NFL Caves. League commissioner Roger Goodell held a behind-closed-door meeting Tuesday night with NFL owners, league executives and select players to talk about the national anthem protests and especially, I’m sure, the effect its having on the bottom line. There’s [Read More]

Sports

They’re Always 20

By: Mike McDaniel    Various venerable aphorisms suggest as we grow older, we grow wiser. This is, demonstrably, not universally true. We can all point to a variety of people who, as they aged, remained just as dumb as they were when young, and stubbornly proud of it. As for [Read More]

Sports

44 years ago today

The greatest racehorse in history, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, and the Triple Crown with such ease it still amazes I must note that in 1973, Secretariat beat another horse, Sham in the Derby and Preakness. In both races Sham and Secretariat blew by the field, showing how special both [Read More]

Government

Waiver that allows military academy athletes to go pro after graduation scrapped.

On Monday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, put an end to the policy allowing military academy athletes and ROTC athletes to join the NFL or NBA right after graduation. Effective with this year’s graduation class, “newly commissioned officers will serve for their minimum commitment of two years.” Makes sense. DoD [Read More]

Sports

Watch: Canadian Hockey Fans Sing U.S. National Anthem After Singer’s Mic Fails

The scene? The opening of the third game of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers at Edmonton’s Rogers Place Sunday, packed with Canadian hockey fans there to root forthe Oilers in a hotly contested series. So after ‘Oh Canada,’ the Canadian anthem, up steps [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Kevin Harvick Wins First NASCAR Pole Award

I don’t spend a lot of times on the sports page. MLB lost me with the strikes. The NFL went SJW and left me behind, so I usually don’t give the sports section more than a cursory glance. But something caught my eye yesterday: A NASCAR driver proudly holding a [Read More]

Sports

For The Love Of The Game

By Scott Kirwin There’s something about the game of baseball that maintains its place in the American imagination. It’s an egalitarian sport compared to football. All players get a chance at scoring, and there is no position that dominates play the way the quarterback does in football. It’s pace is [Read More]