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The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403
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The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403

Being inside an empty football stadium gives me the tingling. It’s not quite a fetish but it is undeniably a thing for me. I’ve stopped questioning it, I simply reveal in the sensation of coming out of a tunnel to see the lush green pitch and the brightly colored seats […]

My kingdom for a sausage roll! (or trying to get a halftime bite to eat at St. Mary’s)
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My kingdom for a sausage roll! (or trying to get a halftime bite to eat at St. Mary’s)

I won’t tell you that no one at all leaves their seat for 45 minutes straight but the amount of up and down is dramatically less than the average American sport. After all, one cannot properly join the chorus of Oriol Romeu’s terrace song from in front of a stainless […]

From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian
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From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian

It certainly plays more cinematic in my mind than it did on the dew-covered pitch that Saturday morning some 30 years ago but the fact remains, I was smashed in the face by the ball, then by a cleat from the opposing team’s #9. Things went dark for a bit. […]

12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)
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12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)

There may have been a few dreams conjured inside the theater of Old Trafford on this pre-Christmas night but those would’ve been of the dancing sugarplum variety courtesy of a middle management approach to football played by the home side, ushering supporters into an earlier long winter’s slumber. Those who […]

On Finally Feeling Like A Good Dad
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On Finally Feeling Like A Good Dad

Our TV is almost never on. It sits upon a recently stained Ikea buffet, angled slightly and extending a thumb’s length off the edge. It’s a 42″ semi-reflective black mirror for 23 1/2 hours a day, on average. When the television is on, it’s the manicured green grass of European […]

The Kia Niro Drives Me To Happiness
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The Kia Niro Drives Me To Happiness

I’ve been on this earth for nearly 500 months. I’ve seen more sport, live and in person, in May 2017 than any single month in my life. I did it all in the fuel efficient comfort of my charming, sporty, hybrid beauty, cherry red Kia Niro. The Kia Niro drives […]

The Final Pilgrimage
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The Final Pilgrimage

Attempts to equate sports with religion never fail to sound trite at best, blasphemous at worst. And yet here I am, about to describe for you my final pilgrimage to a place of concrete and metal, a place constructed with unsavory angular exterior walls and sharp points jutting out into […]

Watching the World Series With My Dad
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Watching the World Series With My Dad

I’d already texted my mom and dad to let them get some sleep knowing I was on the ground safely  (a tradition of parent/child communication I adhere to vehemently), now ESPN Radio played me the final outs from Wrigley as I drove home from the airport. Nothing but called strikes […]

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