When author Zach Bartels and I humbly conceived the Gut Check Podcast 28 episodes ago, we didn’t dare to dream of the heights we’d ascend…a rocket-ship ride that has seen us ranked on iTunes Germany (99th for two days – yep, it’s real). Our show (not to mention our company) has survived my move [...]
All photos courtesy of Emily Littleton, Union University
I am a lifelong football addict, and like all addicts I like my fixes to come in a particular way. I’ve played and coached the sport my entire life and, as such, I have an almost physical ache for it each fall. Ideally I’m playing it, but [...]
Like Archie Manning (father of Peyton and Eli, ex-NFL quarterback) before him, Andrew Luck is an athletic superstar with a big arm and an interesting pedigree. Manning was once the golden-boy of Deep South college football at Ole Miss, while Luck is an example of the west coast quarterbacking pipeline that has populated NFL rosters [...]
“Get Low” stars Robert Duvall and Bill Murray and defies easy categorization. It’s definitely not a comedy, though it is occasionally funny, and it’s definitely not a drama although it is full of dramatic moments. Duvall plays an old, creepy hermit who lives on the edge of town and of whom everybody in town is [...]
There is a particular combination of elation and misery that comes with the office of Quarterback’s Father. You’ll find this man either along the top row of the bleachers, standing alone, or perhaps pacing by himself along the fence because, as they say in other overly-dramatic situations, it’s lonely at the top.
That said, I coached [...]