THE ROAD to Area 51

banner image via He carefully checked the expansive sky for signs of rain as he loaded the saddlebags on his Harley. The gun was probably not necessary since the last live human he saw had been over 4 months ago. Out here in the desert though? Probably best to be safe. The

Your Indy 500 / Coke 600 Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread

There is a pretty good ESPN.com article here that gives you a run-down of every entrant in the Indianapolis 500. It mentions that this is the one race, kind of like the Kentucky Derby that everyone watches even if they haven't seen a race all year. It's like

Leaves Of Grass: The Ballad of Le’Veon Bell – On Pittsburgh & Learning Your Worth

The fact that Le'Veon Bell didn't return at all this week is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye would have guaranteed him no contact

Leaves Of Grass: The Ballad of Le’Veon Bell – On The Fans

The possible return of Le'Veon Bell this week or next is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye not only guarantees him no contact for

Leaves Of Grass: The Ballad of Le’Veon Bell – On His Teammates

The possible return of Le'Veon Bell this week or next is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye not only guarantees him no contact for

Leaves Of Grass: The Ballad of Le’Veon Bell – On The Franchise Tag

The possible return of Le'Veon Bell this week or next is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye not only guarantees him no contact for

Leaves Of Grass: The Ballad of Le’Veon Bell – On His Return

The expected return of Le'Veon Bell this week is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye not only guarantees him no contact for another week,

World War G – Chapter 7: Total War

19200 S. Main Street Carson, CA 90248 The Goodyear Blimp Hangar - Home of Wingfoot 2 The Goodyear blimp has been a fixture at many major sporting events from its first appearance at the Rose Bowl in 1955. Technically no longer a blimp, because it now has a rigid frame underneath its polyester

World War G – Chapter 6: Around The World, And Above

All across America, quarterbacks were expected to make their media rounds prior to, or just after, the draft. Once such mandatory stop was the "QB Camp" at ESPN. Started in 2010, Jon Gruden's QB Camp took highly touted NFL draftees and subjected them to an intense breakdown of their throwing style

World War G – Chapter 5: Home Front USA

Las Vegas, Nevada [Sheldon Adelson is the picture of an old-world banker: short, chubby, with the toupee-assisted thinning horseshoe-hair of a man who'd spent long hours poring over financial reports instead of his children's report cards. He speaks into the ether, rarely making eye contact or pausing for questions. During the