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MORE THAN A FEELING

MORE THAN A FEELING

This picture of Steve Young emphatically spiking the ball after scoring the game-sealing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1994 NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park is among my all-time favorites. It marks a magical era in sports and captures a defining moment in his career and in hi...

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NEXT

NEXT

March 18, 2015 I’m on a train that’s barreling past the broken bottles, old tires, and graffiti-covered buildings between Philly and Newark. U2’s “Bad” is rocking my ear buds, Bono shouting: I’m wide-awake; then whispering: I’m not sleeping. I have to write...

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THE HUNTING GROUND

THE HUNTING GROUND

February 27, 2015 Today I am in New York City for the premier of THE HUNTING GROUND, a frightening new film that shines a bright light on one of our culture’s darkest secrets – the epidemic problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.

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CREDIBILITY

CREDIBILITY

The controversy surrounding the New England Patriots’ alleged use of under inflated balls may go down as the biggest red herring in the history of pro sports. Days after the Patriots dominated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game, ESPN reported that during the first half of the...

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THE GREAT DIVIDE

THE GREAT DIVIDE

January 24, 2015This post is about a decorated Marine sniper. His name is Brandon Delfiorentino. His friends call him Del. He did three tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was recognized as the most successful sniper in his unit during 37 missions in Ramadi during 2005-06. Today he’s a...

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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

  This post is about what happens when a woman who doesn’t like football goes to a football game.    But first, a quick update on last month’s post HANDS OFF MY SISTER.  My sister’s story prompted many readers to ask how they could help.  I’ve established a fund for my siste...

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TEN THOUSAND SPIRALS

TEN THOUSAND SPIRALS

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals."

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HANDS OFF MY SISTER

HANDS OFF MY SISTER

There will be no pictures in this blog post. I’m nine years older than my sister Charity. I fed her from a bottle and changed her diapers. I put Band-Aids on her knees and made her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She was nine when I yanked her from her bed in the middle of the night and ca...

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MONDAYS WITH STEVE

MONDAYS WITH STEVE

It’s 7:30 on Monday morning, November 25, 2013. I’m in a no-parking zone outside Dulles Airport, waiting for Steve Young. His red eye flight from San Francisco should have landed by now. He’s in town for the evening’s 49ers-Redskins game on ESPN, where he’s an analyst...

Readmore..

JON ROSENTHAL

JON ROSENTHAL

(LOS ANGELES, CA) Jon Rosenthal was born in 1955 and raised in the San FernandoValley, amongst citrus orchards. As a boy he’d ride his bicycle to Van Nuys Airport, where he’d dream big while watching planes take off.

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TOMMY FLYNN

TOMMY FLYNN

This blog post is about my chance meeting with a guy named Tommy Flynn. But also be sure and check out my Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times about domestic violence in the NFL. You can read it here.

Readmore..

MANHOOD

MANHOOD

Spetember 9, 2014 Yesterday the Baltimore Ravens cut running back Ray Rice and the NFL indefinitely suspended him after TMZ released a video of him knocking out his former fiancee who is now his wife with a punch to the face in an elevator inside an Atlantic City hotel.

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BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

August 20, 2014 PALO ALTO, Ca. A week ago Monday my son walked into the living room and announced that Robin Williams had been found dead inside his San Francisco home. It was suicide. He was 63. The news was all over the Internet.

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SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

August 12, 2014 DARIEN, Ct – There’s no greater turn-on than being married to a daring woman. I’m talking about a wife who is unafraid to step into the dark; try new things; go against conventional wisdom; figure stuff out; fall down and get up and try again.

Readmore..

JERSEY BOYS

JERSEY BOYS

This post is about nostalgia and family bonds. But first – a postscript about my last blog entitled MAYBE I’LL MEET A GIRL: I never expected a simple story about my friendship with a gay Mormon who performs in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon to strike such a chord. But the moment the piece...

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MORE THAN A FEELING

MORE THAN A FEELING

This picture of Steve Young emphatically spiking the ball after scoring the game-sealing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1994 NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park is among my all-time favorites. It marks a magical era in sports and captures a defining moment in his career and in hi...

Readmore..

NEXT

NEXT

March 18, 2015 I’m on a train that’s barreling past the broken bottles, old tires, and graffiti-covered buildings between Philly and Newark. U2’s “Bad” is rocking my ear buds, Bono shouting: I’m wide-awake; then whispering: I’m not sleeping. I have to write...

Readmore..

THE HUNTING GROUND

THE HUNTING GROUND

February 27, 2015 Today I am in New York City for the premier of THE HUNTING GROUND, a frightening new film that shines a bright light on one of our culture’s darkest secrets – the epidemic problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.

Readmore..

CREDIBILITY

CREDIBILITY

The controversy surrounding the New England Patriots’ alleged use of under inflated balls may go down as the biggest red herring in the history of pro sports. Days after the Patriots dominated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game, ESPN reported that during the first half of the...

Readmore..

THE GREAT DIVIDE

THE GREAT DIVIDE

January 24, 2015This post is about a decorated Marine sniper. His name is Brandon Delfiorentino. His friends call him Del. He did three tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was recognized as the most successful sniper in his unit during 37 missions in Ramadi during 2005-06. Today he’s a...

Readmore..

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

  This post is about what happens when a woman who doesn’t like football goes to a football game.    But first, a quick update on last month’s post HANDS OFF MY SISTER.  My sister’s story prompted many readers to ask how they could help.  I’ve established a fund for my siste...

Readmore..

TEN THOUSAND SPIRALS

TEN THOUSAND SPIRALS

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals."

Readmore..

HANDS OFF MY SISTER

HANDS OFF MY SISTER

There will be no pictures in this blog post. I’m nine years older than my sister Charity. I fed her from a bottle and changed her diapers. I put Band-Aids on her knees and made her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She was nine when I yanked her from her bed in the middle of the night and ca...

Readmore..

MONDAYS WITH STEVE

MONDAYS WITH STEVE

It’s 7:30 on Monday morning, November 25, 2013. I’m in a no-parking zone outside Dulles Airport, waiting for Steve Young. His red eye flight from San Francisco should have landed by now. He’s in town for the evening’s 49ers-Redskins game on ESPN, where he’s an analyst...

Readmore..

JON ROSENTHAL

JON ROSENTHAL

(LOS ANGELES, CA) Jon Rosenthal was born in 1955 and raised in the San FernandoValley, amongst citrus orchards. As a boy he’d ride his bicycle to Van Nuys Airport, where he’d dream big while watching planes take off.

Readmore..

TOMMY FLYNN

TOMMY FLYNN

This blog post is about my chance meeting with a guy named Tommy Flynn. But also be sure and check out my Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times about domestic violence in the NFL. You can read it here.

Readmore..

MANHOOD

MANHOOD

Spetember 9, 2014 Yesterday the Baltimore Ravens cut running back Ray Rice and the NFL indefinitely suspended him after TMZ released a video of him knocking out his former fiancee who is now his wife with a punch to the face in an elevator inside an Atlantic City hotel.

Readmore..

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

August 20, 2014 PALO ALTO, Ca. A week ago Monday my son walked into the living room and announced that Robin Williams had been found dead inside his San Francisco home. It was suicide. He was 63. The news was all over the Internet.

Readmore..

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

August 12, 2014 DARIEN, Ct – There’s no greater turn-on than being married to a daring woman. I’m talking about a wife who is unafraid to step into the dark; try new things; go against conventional wisdom; figure stuff out; fall down and get up and try again.

Readmore..

JERSEY BOYS

JERSEY BOYS

This post is about nostalgia and family bonds. But first – a postscript about my last blog entitled MAYBE I’LL MEET A GIRL: I never expected a simple story about my friendship with a gay Mormon who performs in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon to strike such a chord. But the moment the piece...

Readmore..