The Perfect Deshaun Watson Suspension Gift

According to advertising email, this “Full Body Massage Chair” is for sale at a most appropriately named big-box store. Browns fans might want one for their unavailable quarterback as he sits out 11 games, as mandated by the NFL. Good women who provide...
Watson can’t massage this with mixed messages

Watson can’t massage this with mixed messages

QB1 has dropped everything and left the building. See y’all in December for Game 12 Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   With the finality of Deshaun Watson’s heightened punishment for violating his massage therapist victims and the National Football League’s...
WriterL the Book Continues the Writing Journey

WriterL the Book Continues the Writing Journey

Largely and rightly, Stuart Warner’s new book, A Place Called WriterL: Where the Conversation Was Always About Literary Journalism, celebrates teaching and learning that has elevated narrative nonfiction in the hierarchy of writing. It also reeks of loss. It could...
Mayfield Memorandum 33: Browns QB Victim

Mayfield Memorandum 33: Browns QB Victim

There’ll be no more Thumbs-Up for Browns from Baker Mayfield Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns When Baker Mayfield found himself trying to win the hearts and minds of the Cleveland Browns who owned the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Mayfield went for the bomb. He...
Scott’s Bud Wilkinson: A Late B(l)oomer of a Book

Scott’s Bud Wilkinson: A Late B(l)oomer of a Book

Magic City Books in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured John Scott and his Wilkinson book magiccitybooks.com John Scott is anything but a slow study yet it took him years to complete his marvelous archetype of learned sports biography. He began Bud Wilkinson and the Rise of...
Mayfield Memorandum 32: NFL ain’t Bean Bags

Mayfield Memorandum 32: NFL ain’t Bean Bags

Maybe new USC Coach Lincoln Riley forgot to teach OU quarterbacks everything usctrojans.com photo   Before he unceremoniously dumped the Oklahoma Sooners for USC and the lure of LaLa Land, Lincoln Riley had become known as a Quarterback Whisperer. Usually if a...