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Ben Hewitt: The Town That Food Saved

Ben Hewitt’s The Town That Food Saved chronicles the rise of the local foods community in Hardwick, Vermont.  Hewitt makes the compelling case that a collection of agri-preneurs helped “save” this small Northeastern town.             The

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Lamar Hunt’s Super Bowl

Lamar Hunt is arguably the greatest sports entrepreneur of all-time. The late Hunt is the only person to be inducted as a member of the hall of fame in three different professional sports: football, soccer and tennis.  He was, as

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NFL Divisional Playoffs: Down, Set, Hike!

[This weekend is pivotal.  You must clear the calendar.  It is time for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.  We have four great games, including a key match up at Kansas City’s iconic, noise-filled Arrowhead Stadium as two of the most

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NFL Playoffs: Let’s Play Some Cards

[The great Adam “Shem” Shemesh gives us the definitive guide to NFL Wildcard Weekend. There are some solid games on paper including what could be a couple of epic match ups between the Lions and Seahawks and then also the Packers and

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NFL Jersey Rules: Here is the 101

The NFL has not been without controversy this year.  National Anthem Boycotts.  Concussion Protocol.  Declining TV Ratings.  Amid the journalist and social media noise, let me add another topic: fan jerseys. In my family, there are a set of longstanding rules surrounding

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NFL: “So, You Are Saying There’s a Chance.”

[Donald Trump isn’t the only one worried about a free fall.   As Washington, DC-based Roey Herzfeld shares in his latest piece, fan in several NFL cities are also struggling to map a path to the postseason.   As someone that was at a

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NFL: Upside Surprise

[There is a new voice shaping the narrative at myespnforkids.com.  It’s Roey Herzfeld.  The Washington, DC-based Herzfeld has a passion for sports, a keen eye for the top storylines and weighs in with his second piece in as many a days on something

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NFL Look Back: Top Games of Week Two

[It was a tough week to be a Chiefs fan.  Len Dawson, the legendary Chiefs quarterback turned announcer, likes to say that two things kill football teams: turnovers and penalties.  The Chiefs had a bunch of both in an ugly loss

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NFL: Week Two Picks

[Ezra gives us one more installment of his thinking before the whistle sounds on NFL game day.  You will quickly see that he has my Chiefs as one of the top three games of the week.  We not only won

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A Hat Tip to the Major Sports Leagues for Getting 9/11 Right

There has been controversy in recent weeks surrounding the National Anthem prior to the start of NFL games.   It has dominated Talk Radio and Social Media alike.  As 9/11 approached, the NFL again “braced for possible widespread player demonstrations…at

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Al Michaels: You Can’t Make This Up

If you haven’t had a chance to read Al Michael’s new book, you need to download it tonight or head to your local bookstore tomorrow. For me, great books is a concept associated with one person: Vivian Jennings and the

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An Insider Account: Breaking the NFL Noise Record at Arrowhead Stadium

In October, the Chiefs broke the noise record for loudest stadium in the NFL. Here are the facts. The Seattle Seahawks had stolen this record from Arrowhead and the Chiefs in a game against the 49ers. Kansas City wanted it

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