Harry Crews says:

crews“I think all of us are looking
for that which does
not admit of bullshit . . .

If you tell me you can
bench press 450,

hell, we’ll load up the bar
and put you under it.

Either you can do it or
you can’t do it-

— you can’t bullshit.
Ultimately, sports are just
about as close
to what one
would call the truth

as it is possible to get in this world.” 

The Sporting Life

lessSports has always been
an important part of American society.

I don’t mean professional sports so much,
as amateur sports,
and games anyone can play.

‘Play’ being the operative word here–
Not ‘Work’.

To me, as soon as you start doing it for a living,
it sucks the joy and the ‘game’ right out of it —

— it becomes a profession and a ‘job’.

A friend of mine is a professional wrestler.

s1Although he tries to keep a low profile,
it is hard for a 6’5 350 pound guy to do that…..

I watched him
trying to get a

work out at my gym this morning….


There were always three or forty people
hanging around him all morning.

How he ever gets a work-out,

I have no idea.


as I said,
the preoccupation
with sport has always been with us…
as it is with other societies, as well.

And so have sporting postcards —
— for at least 150 years, anyway.

I thought it might be fun to look
at some of the crazier ones today –

If you want to win,

Never show the white feather ……whitefeather


In this case,
the guy in the suspenders
has consumed way too much
of that bowling alley snack bar food —
(probably a couple too many
cold cervezas to wash it down, too)
and he’s ended up stuck with
the bane of every bowler’s existence–
—- in his pants.

I hate it
when my shirt tail hangs out.
Especially THAT way.time

I’m not sure it would look
like a white feather, though.

The Time And Tide. 

This canoeing card seems to have
more to do with canoodling, I think.

Standing up in a boat
is usually always a bad thing….soft

In a canoe,
well — frankly,
it’s madness.

Except of course,
when there’s a pretty girl
at the other end.

Even then,
it’s still better to find
a quiet, beauty spot to eddy out.

After all,fishing
there are all sorts of creative ways
to use a paddle.


Fishing could be a good way
to idle away some …. errr….. idle hours.

Bringing home dinner
will always make you a hero.

As long as you’ve skinned,
and filleted tennis
your catch ahead of time.

And of course,
it depends on exactly
what you’ve netted, too.

Well —
— there’s always tennis.

HOY !!!!!!!