Category: Writing

Non-music related writing and blogging

The NFL’s First Replay Controversy?

The research for my Dayton Triangles book project took me into the period when Triangles player/coach/manager/owner Carl Storck continued to serve as an NFL executive after the sale of the Triangle franchise. This post discusses the first of two major controversies in Storck’s brief, stormy tenure as league president. My focus here is less on […]

My Point Being: Some Kinda New Year

It’s the morning of New Year’s Eve. Tomorrow, the date changes to January 1, 2019. Sure, this is all arbitrary. We could call it August 10, or April Fools’ Day or Cinco de Mayo. It’s just another day, except that this one is loaded with our emotional baggage around the passage of time. Birthdays and […]

Dayton Triangles Championship Year: 1918

As I continue my research with the goal of writing a history of the Dayton Triangles football team, I’m struck by 1918. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangles’ “championship year” that saw them acclaimed by consensus as the best team in the Ohio League. But it was also a strange, and in […]

My Point Being: Those Who Censor History

I woke up early this morning, and was scanning news stories when I came across this: “‘Lord of the Rings” Slammed for Perpetuating Racism through Depiction of Orcs According to the story in National Review, sci-fi author Andrew Duncan opined on a podcast that the treatment of orcs in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels […]

Draft Excerpt: A Wild Finish

Many in attendance became excited and rushed onto the field. Police tried to restore order but were unable to do so. The game ended with the crowd still on the field.

My Dayton Triangles Project

I grew up within walking distance of American professional sports history, but didn’t know about it until much later. North of downtown Dayton, Ohio on an October afternoon in 1920, the first game between members of what would become the National Football League was played. That day, the Columbus Panhandles visited the home-standing Dayton Triangles […]