Chance #2 – Reykjavik, 1986
By the next high-profile opportunity for a comprehensive peace in 1986, I had spent most of my CIA career focusing on Soviet foreign policy and was able to tell the senior US officials I was briefing that Mikhail Gorbachev, in my view, was the real deal.
Draft: Linebackers must be diverse
As NFL offenses evolve into their own extreme sport of Air Raids and Star Wars, linebackers are caught in the middle. Once featured as the masters of mayhem who primarily ruined running games, linebackers now increasingly must possess some special weaponry to deflate those prolific air attacks. In ratings by NFLDraftScout.com, the 2014 NFL Draft has no running backs projected in the first round ...
Speaking Out In Defense of a Marshmallow Peeps Movie
You know, kind of like The Lego Movie and its little nods to Star Wars and DC Comics. Because the Marshmallow Peeps movie is totally its own, original idea. And at this point, I fully expect crowds of people to boo and hiss, and clog up comment sections ...
Star Wars NFL Helmets: Use Defense Luke!
Check out these football helmets from a galaxy far far away. They look a lot like the ones our players wear, only cooler, with more geek. They look amazing. Illustrator John Raya created these cool mashups, with designs for all 32 NFL teams. Check them ...
In defense of 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'
Say the words "The Star Wars Holiday Special" around a group of geeks, and you'll most likely be met with guttural groans and a lot of glares. The 97-minute TV special debuted on November 17, 1978 (making this its 35th-anniversary year), and never aired again.