The Top Five Reasons Soccer (Futbol) Is The Most Popular Sport In The World

I totally believe that there is a 14 year old kid with glasses and a beaten up copy of the Global Almanac of Soccer that can name year, game, minute and player goal of any World Cup goal for the last 50 years off the top of his head.

As Americans, we always seem to be blindsided every four years by the amazingly over the top response to the World Cup that happens everywhere else in the world but here. We forget that our little corner of the world does not set the standard in insane crazy sports fandom for the rest of humanity.

Have you ever wondered why, then, Soccer is the most popular sport in the world? Wonder no more, I have taken the time (all of approximately 5 minutes) to explain it to you below. Continue reading

14 Twitter Movie Reviews (4-10-14 to 6-13-14)

This fourth set of twitter movie reviews is a bit shorter than the previous three (which can be found here, here and here). I am not seeing as many movies currently as I have in the past (have been watching a ton of TV though… so there’s that…). These 14 reviews span the period from April 10, 2014 to June 13 2014 and are listed in chronological order (the order in which they were originally posted).

I have been tweeting these sort of short 140 character Movie Reviews since I first joined Twitter. I have alternated between taking great pride in boiling down a complex opinion about something to a short, but thoughtful tweet and feeling lamely self-important about it.

Anyway, may I present to you… 14 Twitter-sized Movie Reviews: Continue reading

6 Excuses My Son Has Used to Cancel Dinner with Me

My son Nik, the young IT Professional, is assigned to a client project at his place of employment that brings him to Utah from Atlanta (where he currently lives) on a weekly basis. He has been coming here like this since October of 2013, and is expecting to continue on like that until at least August of 2014.

Right now, we average one dinner a month together – but our goal is to have dinner together once weekly.

At least that is my goal.

I don’t think it is a goal shared equally by Nik. Here are the top 6 excuses he has used in the past to cancel dinner with me. Continue reading