football

Ruining

Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers. Merle Kessler Merle Kessler is a writer, humorist, and performer, best known perhaps by his pen name, Ian Shoales. As Ian Shoales he has… Read More ›

Truth

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes,… Read More ›

Marshall – Speech

Commemorating a great tragedy, and how a school, a town and individuals coped with it. The movie “We Are Marshal”. In November, 1970, virtually the entire football team and coaches of Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) die in a plane crash…. Read More ›

Future

Everybody was a baby once, Arthur. Oh, sure, maybe not today, or even yesterday. But once. Babies, chum: tiny, dimpled, fleshy mirrors of our us-ness, that we parents hurl into the future, like leathery footballs of hope. And you’ve got… Read More ›