All posts by Justin Elrod

  • The Tale of Three Joggers

    It seems to me that people run for a wide variety of reasons. When questioned by curious observers on his famous run across the country,...

  • Untitled

    War Memorial Stadium has seen its share of historical events since its completion in 1947. It hosted its first football game on September 19, 1948,...

  • If Marilyn Monroe were alive today, she would have anticipated her 93rd birthday on June 1, 2019. Although she was typecast in the role of...

  • No Crying In Baseball

    Tom Hanks was wrong. There really is crying in baseball. At least there was on July 4, 1939, when Lou Gehrig addressed Yankees fans (and...

  • The Day the Music Died

    February 3, 2019, marks the sixtieth anniversary of the plane crash that resulted in the untimely deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big...

  • Grateful

    Johnny Cash sings a song that begins, “One day near Christmas when I was just a child, Mama called us together and Mama tried to...

  • Grateful

    Johnny Cash sings a song that begins, “One day near Christmas when I was just a child, Mama called us together and Mama tried to...

  • When “Go Long” Isn’t The Best Plan

    I recently read an article arguing that “Average Arm Quarterbacks” in the NFL were more valuable to their teams than “Big Arm Quarterbacks.” The article...

  • The 8th Year of the 21st Century

    I’m sure the writer of Ecclesiastes didn’t have the movie industry in mind when he wrote, “What has been will be again, what has been...

  • Joe Knows?

    It was hard for me to believe that one guy could have so many firmly held but outright wrong beliefs as the man who sat...