Fourth and Goal

And then came fourth down. Matt Ryan sprinted out, the Eagles defense swarmed, and the pass fell incomplete.

All about the context

Thursday night my son called me into his room and asked, “Dad, are the Eagles good?” I grunted and muttered, “No, not at all.” Then he paused for a moment and posed a second question, “Well, are the Ravens good?” I grunted again an muttered, “Better than the Eagles this year 1.” I though this…


I enjoy football, I really do (I’m not, however, pleased in the least with my hometown franchise). The religious devotion shown to football, however, troubles me.