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Couch Slouch: The NHL is back this week, baby! To be sure, it is a poorly calculated gamble to begin a column with the words, “The NHL is back this week, baby!” As a rule, if you’re looking to clear a room, you start talking about either the NHL or the law of diminished marginal utility.
Couch Slouch: High school football participation is down 6.6 percent over the last decade. According to the White House, this is due to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, a shift from coal to solar-power energy and disastrous Obama-era trade deals. Uh, whither high school football?
Couch Slouch: As the NFL begins another flag-waving, player-kneeling, Nike-infested, anthem-ambivalent, Kaepernick-free season, it is important to remember that – on the sideline – in the immortal words of Sly & the Family Stone, it’s a family affair.
Couch Slouch: I was checking my Twitter feed while bathing the other afternoon – I installed an umbrella-type device near the showerhead to protect my iPhone from absorbing any errant shower water – when I came across a simple, sublime sentiment via tweet by veteran Northern California journalist Andy Furillo: “Memo to Trump: America can never be made great again as long as TV maintains the chimera of the definitive strike zone. Get rid of the (expletive) box.”
Do I have a solution for the NFL’s national-anthem crisis? Of course I do: STOP PLAYING IT. But we’ll get back to that in a moment.
Couch Slouch: There appears to be a growing crisis in Major League Baseball: Everybody strikes out and nobody goes to games. Of course, I exaggerate. I do this to ensure that casual readers – basically, anyone outside of my immediate family – continue to read on.
Like many of you, I am in the process of navigating two distinct centuries of American living. Eighteen years in, I am finally settling into 21th-century ways, but, frankly, the 20th century is always on my mind.
California – which, for all intents and purposes, is a separate nation-state, like Texas or the NCAA – is in the process of declaring surfing as its official state sport. First the immigration issue, now this.
Couch Slouch: When you get to the big leagues for the first time at an advanced age – like Roy Hobbs – there usually is a good backstory. Brandon Mann is a backstory hall of famer.
Couch Slouch: Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are three of the iconic NFL quarterbacks of the last 20 years: One is retired, one talks about retiring and one will never retire.
Couch Slouch: When I was growing up in the late 1960s playing kick drums, kickball and kick the can, I had a dream that one day there would be dozens and dozens of professional soccer teams in America. Actually, it might’ve been a nightmare. Either way, it’s come true!
This is the story of two sports-related injuries. (Note: One of them is not really a sports-related injury.) We start with the great Stephen Curry.
Couch Souch: Q. Is the Major League Baseball season too long? A. Do venture capitalists venture capital?
In a nation that loves to recycle its pop culture – “Roseanne” is back, with its cryogenically preserved cast – the home run has returned with a bang. If we ever build that wall, it’s a certainty that someone will hit a baseball over it.
Couch Slouch: These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.
Couch Slouch: Thankfully, Couch Slouch, both a thinking man’s man
Couch Slouch: Approaching my third week of boycotting the 2018 Winter Olympics, I want to say something that, frankly, nobody really wants to hear; in fact, when I brought this up the other night while eating at my parents’ house, my mother told me that I would have to use the drive-thru window the next time I came over for dinner. So here we go: The Olympics ideal is, well, hooey-and-a-half.