Andy’s 2022 NFL Uniform Rankings

Washington Commanders There’s no excuse for this look to be this bad. Washington went with a stripped down “Football Team” look for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, which wasn’t too shabby for an ad hoc thing. They spent two years trying to figure out how to rebrand, with no expense spared nor shortage of creative…

Summer Updates & Red Dead Revisited

During peak pandemic times, I played and eventually wrote about my experience with both Red Dead Redemption and its prequel Red Dead Redemption II.  I wanted to follow up a couple years later, now that I’ve played through RDR2 again, and expand my thoughts on the experience. Once again, if you’re looking to avoid spoilers…

Bad Times

Has there ever been a less anticipated 4th of July? The last 7-8 years, sans a few days in November 2020, have been such a bleak, soulless, and numb time to be an American. It seems like all that ever happens anymore is an inevitable countdown to some horrid grand finale. Anticipated timeline: ✓ SCOTUS…

The New American Way

I could point out all the numbers, but it wouldn’t make a difference. I can wax poetic about how wrong it is for people to do this to one another, but it won’t make a difference. We could pile up all the dead children and young people in front of the homes of every politician…

Bullet Thoughts & “Man” Reviews

For those of you who play the daily NYT puzzle game Wordle, I’ve got a few tips that may help you out. Please note that this only applies to accruing a giant streak, not finishing games quickly. I’m a day away from getting my 100-day streak, and I have no idea how long it’ll go,…

Basically a Blog Post

One of my not-so-secret passions is logos and graphic design, namely of the sports variety. Many years ago now, probably 2005 or so, I joined an online message board that had a whole community of enthusiasts who shared a similar zeal for this fairly niche topic. After several years of mingling, I inquired around to…

Recalling Journalism

After a couple years of doing some radio broadcasting stuff at Lakeland Community College, I decided, in my infinite wisdom, to switch gears when I transferred to Eastern Illinois University, focusing instead on Journalism. Within weeks I learned a few things very quickly: Writing for a publication or newspaper is, by design, relatively barren of…

January Nothings

Heya folks. Bullet-style thoughts for this “It’s been awhile, let’s catch up” post. I apologize in advance for the wooden nature of this entry, as I’m only a cup of coffee deep on a freezing, dull Thursday. NFTs and the modern art trade surrounding them is all glorified money laundering. If you’re wondering why something…

The 5 Christmas Love Languages

So it’s that time of year again, the one where I get needlessly stressed out while also battling tidal waves of joy and nostalgia. Do all adults feel this way? If you’re like me, that is to say a childless hyperemotional 30-something, perhaps this is just my lot when it comes to the Christmas season….

The 2021 Walt Disney World visit.

Our 2021 Walt Disney World trip was a success.  It was my first trip since 2014, and my wife’s first since 2008 or so.  We went into it with some trepidation, as there were concerns about both being exposed to COVID-19 and that the virus would diminish the quality of the park experience.  In my…

A Real Shame

I remember my uncle’s bedroom at my grandma’s house when I was very young. The Chicago Blackhawks logo was present in the room in various mediums, he himself having become a fan of them and hockey around that time of his life, and in the early stages of mine. I found it fascinating even then,…

Greetings From October

Probably a good time to check in. Disney World 2021 back in September was a blast. I had a lot more written up about the experience but the moment to post about it has passed, plus it’s nothing you haven’t read about a trip to Disney World before. The primary takeaways are the experiences shared…