I’ll admit it. I never thought the Redskins would be 4-1 to start the season.
Picking Splinters: Weighing the Odds
The NFL season kicks off Thursday night, making the obvious question of the week “are you ready for some football?”
Picking Splinters: The Monthly Mail
Sports Editor Mike Hume dips into his Magic Mail Bag to answer questions about the Super Bowl and the Redskin’s latest coaching candidate.
Picking Splinters: Just Say
In my mind, everyone in the sports world who loves the game of football would like nothing more than for Bill Belichick to stand behind a microphone and take responsibility for the spy camera fiasco that has grabbed headlines since the first Sunday of the 2007 season. To this point, […]
Restaurant Spotlight: Super Pollo
With a name like Super Pollo, I had high expectations. This rather large Peruvian eatery surprised me with its spacious and festive décor. The walls are decked with brightly colored paintings that celebrate South American culture and cuisine. The limited interaction that I had with the staff working behind the […]
Dowd on Drinks: Beverage Giant Plays Tequila Card
The Orendain family has been an economic and political force in Mexico’s Tequila city and Jalisco state since 1926.
Anything But Straight: I
The super bomb of the Super Bowl was the blatantly homophobic Snickers ad that aired in the first quarter of the game. It began with two homely male mechanics fixing a car while under the hood. One plucks a Snickers out of his pocket and starts to devour it, while […]
Picking Splinters: Diminishing Dungy
Your Super or Un-Super Bowl Party of Choice, Sunday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. until.
Picking Splinters: For Race Relations, Superbowl XLI Just a Minor Mark
There are two black head football coaches in this year’s Super Bowl, thereby insuring that, for the first time ever, a team with an African American head coach will win the Super Bowl. Forgive me if I think that by applauding that achievement we’re missing the point of advancing race […]