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The Beginning of the End...

The quarterback steps to the line. He checks over the linebackers and the safeties, judging their positions and stances. He looks for any sign that will tip off the defensive play selection. After carefully going through the routes in his head, the quarterback stays with the play called. He looks to his four receivers and smiles. The ball is hiked and the quarterback takes a five step drop. He knows full well there will be no rush for a count of "Five Mississippi". He smiles, knowing once again that the day will be his...

If you think this harkens back to the days of school ground football, you are correct. Those were the true days of heaving up the ball and hoping for the best. Well, those days might not be far off again. With much of the focus of today's NFL on safety, it's hard not to imagine that the quarterbacks will be fitted with permanent red jerseys and will not allowed to be hit for a count of five seconds. With that much time, a professional qu…

The next few minutes...

I have a little writer's block. I sit down and have ideas. I look to continue editing and re-writing, but I stumble. I've started a ten minute play that has one half of a page finished. That's right, one half of a page. I have a screenplay whose cursor has not moved in months. What do I do? I perform the classic, "write what's on your mind" page of nonsense to help get the juices flowing. And today, for one time only, I will do that exercise here. (I think it's the only time. Let's hope I didn't do the same thing years ago on this very blog. Then you can call me a liar.) Here we go...

There isn't good rock and roll music anymore. I mean, I enjoy the alt/indie rock that's out today, but it's not rock and roll. At least not in my eyes. Maybe there is a band out there ready to erupt. And that band is my band. Myself and Danny Cerullo formed the band BLACK SKABATTH a few years back and we haven't practiced since. I al…