Category Archives: Fandom

Watching the Cowboys with my people

Thanks to the wonder of the Internet, I was with people who were in as a precarious state as I was. We high-fived, we fist bumped and we paced. All in the name of the Dallas Cowboys and the fear of 2-2 and Monday morning. Continue reading

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Watching TFIOS with its target audience

While sitting in Theater One at the Landmark 12 cinema on Keystone Ave Thursday night, preparing to watch one of the earliest public viewings of “The Fault in Our Star” in order to review it for Indianapolis Monthly, I noticed one major thing: I was in the minority.

As a 23-year-old, male college student who has been reading John Green’s novels since his junior year of high school, it was clear I was not the movie’s target audience. Continue reading

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My very late take on Pearlman’s “Boys Will Be Boys”

Of the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990’s I remember little. What I do remember wasn’t great, good or even a good effort.

I missed out on the “Good Ole days” of Aikman, Smith, Irvin and Johnston. But I don’t know if should even call them the “good” days after reading Jeff Pearlman’s book “Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty.” Continue reading

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A Farewell to the Expanded Universe

I became at peace with it just in the nick of time. On Sunday, April 13th, 11 days before Lucasfilm, Disney and Del Ray made the inevitable announcement about the fate of the “Expanded Universe,” I gave in. That was the day … Continue reading

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GameDay Visits Indianapolis

This feature originally ran at indianapolismonthly.com 12/7/13 – Indianapolis This weekend marks the third straight year Indianapolis hosts the Big Ten Conference football championship. The game has sold out, with 65,000 fans faithful to Ohio State, Michigan State, and the … Continue reading

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The Week that was for a Dallas Cowboys Fan

A bit of advice kids: never drive and listen to your favorite sports team on the radio. More importantly, never listen to your favorite team play through the lens of their bitter rival’s radio broadcast. This is only recommended as … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Memories (The Football Kind)

The fourth week in November. You know, the week with Thanksgiving. The week devoted to pulling teeth in order to get in one central location: your extended family, the family you tolerate and the family you vaguely remember from the … Continue reading

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