An Open Letter to Atlanta Falcons Fans

Dear Atlanta Falcons Fans: As a Buccaneers fans living in the Atlanta area, I would like to congratulate Falcons fans for their team reaching the Super Bowl.  Now this is not the first time the Dirty Birds made it to the big game, but it is, by far, the best Falcons team to get to…

Hello, it’s the halftime B list for the Big Game

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero are in full swing, and already important questions are being asked, such as “why do men have to wear t-shirts and women wear bikinis in beach volleyball?”  These critical, life altering, world changing questions are nothing compared to the most pressing issue our of time at this moment…

Thoughts about Super Bowl 50

Thoughts about Super Bowl 50 while riding the freeway.  No, I’m not driving: The ads for “Deadpool” are already getting old.  What did that take, thirty seconds? Deion Sanders cracked on Cam Newton’s reaction to losing the Super Bowl.  I wonder how Deion would have reacted to Newton actually tackling him. Lady Gaga did not…

Ten interesting Super Bowl facts

The name “Super Bowl” was reportedly derived from the name of a children’s toy used by the child of late Chief’s owner Lamar Hunt, a “Super Ball.” The franchise with the most NFL Championship appearances pre-Super Bowl has never been to a Super Bowl: The Cleveland Browns. The only team in NFL to go undefeated…

Some errors and “epic fails” in the world of historic preservation

This week I was reading Antoinette J. Lee’s Historians As Managers of the Nation’s Cultural Heritage, and it got me to thinking about historic preservation and hindsight.  Upon some reflection, I’ve actually come to the realization that we, as a nation, missed some prime historic preservation opportunities in both noble and misguided ways. The Orange Bowl (Miami,…