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  1. The All-Seeing Eye Blinks: A Visit to the (Curiously Ignored, Odd...

    Charles P. Pierce

    We are always on camera now. We are on camera at the grocery store, at the bank, and in the lobbies of most buildings. We are on camera while we eat and drink and walk and wait for the bus. We are on camera when we approach intersections in our cars....

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. Big Birds: Watching the Hawks Hunt NBA Prey

    Charles P. Pierce

    His team having just lost a raggedy rock fight of a basketball game to the Memphis Grizzlies, Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks sat on a stool in front of his locker, nattily attired in ice bags and a towel. Horford's play, as well as that of...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  3. Dean Smith: 1931-2015

    Charles P. Pierce

    One year, when the Final Four was being held in Atlanta and it coincided, as it occasionally does, with Easter, my family and I went to services at the Ebenezer Baptist Church - the new one, across the street from the imposing place in whic...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  4. Kraftwerk and Beast Mode: A Tale of Two Brands

    Charles P. Pierce

    As the Super Bowl finally groans nearer, let's talk about talking, because this unquestionably has been the most verbose Super Bowl of all time, even by the standards for useless hot air set by earlier Super Bowls. This has been a Super Bow...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  5. Brady, Belichick, and Great Balls of Fire: A Front-Row Seat for t...

    Charles P. Pierce

    Because we are a nation of infantilized yahoos, I am able to present to you, verbatim, the second question posed to Tom Brady on Thursday, as he stood behind a lectern to discuss the tempest in a protective cup known as Ballghazi. I...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  6. ‘It Got Real, Real Bad in a Hurry’: The Obliteration ...

    Charles P. Pierce

    At the end of the third quarter, when the New England Patriots already led, 38-7, and with the rain falling so hard it looked like a solid wall of mist and fog, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee launched one 57 yards through the weather toward Jul...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  7. A Gronking to Remember (And the Ravens Were Nevermore …;)

    Charles P. Pierce

    There was a moment - and not a particularly brief one, either - when I was certain they were going to bounce the snap, or airmail it toward Woonsocket, or let half a dozen hungry, fire-eyed Baltimore Ravens through to devour Ryan...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  8. Cowboys Up: Detroit Meets Its End in the House of Jerry

    Charles P. Pierce

    Jerry is my amigo. Jerry wanted me to be happy, here in Section 242, in my $200 seat. Jerry wanted me to be as happy as he is so I can pretend to be as rich as he is. Jerry wanted me well fed - and well lubed, if that had been my c...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  9. Buckeye of the Beholder: Alabama Goes Down, Ohio State Moves On

    Charles P. Pierce

    We should pause now, before the trumpets really start to sound, and the luxury suites begin to ring with barely disguised corporate corruption and plutocratic deceit, and before the entire shiny new circus of the College Football Playoff (presented b...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  10. The 3-D ‘Bud Selig Experience’: A Real Thing That Is ...

    Charles P. Pierce

    The first "interactive" exhibit I can recall was the "Hall of Presidents" down at Disney World. Audio-animatronic representations of various commanders-in-chief come out onstage and speechify to a lot of people with sunstroke, w...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  11. The FSU Problem

    Charles P. Pierce

    Before we get to the heart of things, let's discuss for a moment the Heisman Trophy, and why we all would be better off if it were sunk to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The Heisman Trophy is to be awarded every year to the best college...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  12. The Ol’ Z-Spank Smash: The Crimson Tide Win …; Again...

    Charles P. Pierce

    When the game was out of hand, when it was Derrick Henry time down the stretch, and Alabama was giving Missouri a rousing send-off in the general direction of the Citrus Bowl, it was time to reflect for a bit on two matters that had been bothering me...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  13. William Randolph Jeter: Shortstop Turns Media Mogul, Hilarity Ens...

    Charles P. Pierce

    Given my track record, I am in no position to wax sententious about any journalism start-up. Since 1978, I have worked full-time for five publications. Two of them do not exist anymore. Most relevant to this column is a newspaper start-up to which I...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  14. You Know Me, I’m Your Friend: DEA Raids and the NFL’s...

    Charles P. Pierce

    My favorite sporting event of all time is the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place in St. Louis. It was the very strangest part of the very strangest Olympics ever held. A gymnast with a wooden leg won three gold medals. The Games were held in con...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  15. The Tar Heels’ State: Academic Scandal, Big Money, No Surpr...

    Charles P. Pierce

    One of my favorite John Wayne movies is Trouble Along the Way, in which the Duke plays Steve Williams, a former major-college football coach reduced by circumstances and scandal to hustling pool and making book to raise his young daughter. Into their...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  16. And the Gambling Gods Wept: A Visit to the Meadowlands for Bronco...

    Charles P. Pierce

    I admit it. I came down just to see triple digits. I got on a train before dawn, saw the sun come up over the sounds - both Long and Block Islands' - and watched the autumn colors catch the newborn sunshine, from Massachusetts...

    Blog | October 13, 2014