Any Given Sunday

Given the schedule I’ve been keeping lately, I actually relished the opportunity to spend a day with NFL Sunday Ticket and watch a whole lot of football.  I used to cherish the chance to watch games with a group of friends, but as we’ve discussed before this pesky virus thing has so many of those […]

Manning to Manning: Incomplete?

Last night, while Los Angeles dried out from a daylong soaking rain, I plopped down in front of the big screen, a plate of mushroom fettucini in hand, and watched Monday Night Football in a new way with more than a million strangers, though in truth all by myself. I’m reminded that I’m the latest […]

Hoop Dreams?

The 75th season of the National Basketball Association opens tonight, the first in three years that is scheduled to run a full 82 games and in a traditional eight-month scheduling cycle.  From mid-October to mid-June, 1230 regular season games and as many as 420 post-season games will be contested, providing more than 3000 hours of […]

Not any given Sunday

The first Sunday of October, arguably the first true vestige of fall.  Except here on the edge of Culver City it will be in the 90s, feel like summer, and be the appropriate backdrop for what bodes to be the most exciting final day of major league baseball Leblanguage has seen since he first developed […]

The Curse of the Mask?

I fucking LOVE football.  I’ve purchased a LOT of face masks.  And recently I’ve begun to build out my collection of jerseys and outerwear as well, Naturally I think there’s a connection to these passions. As we head out of September and into the heart of the NFL season let’s do a quick recap of […]

Take me out to the ballgame!!

After a one-year hiatus my favorite weekend of the summer is here.  The New York Mets are finally back in Los Angeles, this time for a four-game series which I will be fortunate enough to be attending at least three of them in person. Some of the best days of my life have been spent […]

A Bronze–With An Asterisk

After a year’s delay and more snags than Totie Fields’ panty hose (Google it, anyone born after 1970), the 2020 Summer Olympics are history. Much has been written about the myraid problems and challenges these star-crossed Games have endured, from the staging without crowds to the mental anguish of numerous competitors to the complete or […]

Lies, Damn Lies and Rebounds

The NBA Finals are here, traditionally a signpost  of where TV sports popularity stands.  Depending upon where the spin is coming from, this year’s numbers so far are either encouraging, devastating or inconclusive. From the positive side, viewership through the first two games was up approximately +18% vs. last year’s finals.  From the negative side, […]