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The sins of suburban stadium sprawl


The following blogpost seemed timely and appropriate with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend in Glendale, Arizona, a large suburb of Phoenix. More on Glendale at the conclusion of this post. Quite often among the planning world there are debates on … Continue reading

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Your community is a college town when…


Sofas and couches are considered roadside artwork and/or a front porch decoration. Mascot(s) seem to appear from out of nowhere at every venue. Beer consumption exceeds water consumption. The drinking age is only a guideline. The first really warm day … Continue reading

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Team themes


In certain cities, the major league professional sport franchise nicknames can follow a common theme – either partially or entirely. The themes can range from various animals to rhyming/similar terms to historical events and legendary icons in local history.  Included are teams … Continue reading

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Reasons why English Premier League outshines the NFL


Below are my primary reasons why the English Premier League far outshines the NFL. By the way, with my father’s ancestors came to America in the mid-19th Century from Greater Manchester (Stockport and Aston-under-Lyne). Personally I am a Manchester City … Continue reading

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My favorite stadiums


Last night I watched a very interesting and entertaining program on PBS about the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park in Boston. I highly recommend the special. The show got me to thinking about what my favorite stadiums are (or were) and … Continue reading

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“Thanks for the memories,” Peyton


That may be the title of Bob Hope’s theme song, but for those of us who lived and died with the Colts every weekend for many years, it is our farewell song to Peyton Manning.  A genuine gentleman, Peyton is not … Continue reading

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The NFL’s ‘Manning” for all seasons?


With all the media hype and well-earned praise that Peyton Manning has received throughout his collegiate and professional careers, his younger brother, Eli Manning has always seemed to be living in his older brother’s shadow. Even after their Super Bowl … Continue reading

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I don’t give a flip about the BCS championship game


LSU versus Alabama. How nauseating. I refuse to watch this game and hope it gets miniscule ratings. There is no logical reason why two teams from the same conference should be playing this game when the opponents are “chosen” versus … Continue reading

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The no fun league strikes again


Of all the possible scoring plays in football, the kickoff return often provides one of the most thrilling moments of the game. Let me rephrase that to “could” provide.” Unfortunately, the hand-wringers at the No Fun League (NFL) have decided to … Continue reading

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A few more fun new NFL/CFL team names


Thought of few more fun NFL/CFL team names. Amarillo “Armadillos” Anderson “Windows” Aurora “Borealis” Austin “City Limits” Brownsville “Stations” Burlington “Coat Factories” Dayton “Hudsons” Hammond “Pianos” Kingston “Trio” Le’vis – Genes London “Fogs” Mississauga “Rattlers” Regina “Spectors” St. Catherines’ “Tsars” St. … Continue reading

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