Tag: football

We’re Going to Dance with What Brung Us

In my early days out of college, one of my first jobs was writing sports at a newspaper in the small town of Nashville, Arkansas. That wasn’t anything completely new to me because I had spent most of my falls in college doing radio play-by-play for a local high school. I’ve moved on to other jobs since,…

Corned beef and running

I have two traditions I enjoy every year on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, one kind of offsets the other. Every year on New Year’s Day I run in a place I don’t normally run. Today, I got to enjoy running up Rich Mountain in Mena, Arkansas. Well, ok, “enjoy” might not be the right word.…

Standing on the sidelines

This time of year, it’s hard to turn around without bumping into a college football bowl game. That’s fine by me. I love football. As I’ve told some friends, if they ever start broadcasting Russian peewee football, I’ll probably watch part of it. So it was a lot of fun a few weeks ago when I was…

Boys will be boys

If you’re ever looking for me or my son, there’s a good chance we’re out in the front yard playing something. We play football, baseball, basketball (well, that’s actually in the driveway), and even soccer from time to time. This time of year, it’s football. Every afternoon if the weather allows, we go out and…

Football Friday – a glimpse of small-town America

I love small towns. I like driving the countryside and passing through different towns as I go, wondering about the people in each town and what it would be like. Luckily for me, I have a second job as a broadcaster for a high school team in a small town. I’ve been involved in covering…