FRONDORF: Lessons from Santa
This holiday season, I started believing in Santa. No, not the one so admirably portrayed by Tim Allen in a series of gripping biopics. I’m talking about Dr. Santa Ono, the new president of the University of Cincinnati.
FRONDORF: Madden absurdism
Thanksgiving Eve — the perfect time to catch up with some friends. We decided to party like it was 2010 and reach into the nostalgia bin for “Madden NFL 11” to relive our glory days.
FRONDORF: Maybe, just maybe
On Sept. 15, a brand-new Yale football team took the field in our nation’s capital to play Georgetown
FRONDORF: Bowls are bunk (what a surprise)
Last Saturday afternoon, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats took home field at Nippert Stadium, looking for a win over Big East rival Syracuse after two straight losses that knocked them out of the national polls. After a hard-fought 35–24 Cincinnati victory, the Bearcats became bowl eligible with a 6–2 record! I trembled with excitement as »
FRONDORF: Athletics survey: an epistolary response
“Yale is about learning. It is not about meaningless sports or professions.” That’s real talk from a real student, apparently. Before fall break, the Yale College Council released its “Presidential Search Report,” which included a compilation of some of the student responses to a survey about, what else, the world-ending search for Yale’s next president. »
FRONDORF: Abbreviated grieving, and lack of fandom, at Yale
I waited all year for this. More than a year, actually. Two seasons, 324 games. Two years after my hometown Cincinnati Reds got swept in horrendous fashion by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 NLDS, the Redlegs finally had another chance. And two Sunday nights ago, they were up two games to none against the »
FRONDORF: The Murphy-Frondorf Law
“We don’t understand the infield fly rule, either.” That little joke, likely the doing of some PR person trying futilely to humanize the bio section on the MLB’s Twitter account, was perhaps a little too accurate on Friday night, when obscure infield fly rule was invoked controversially at a crucial moment of a wild card, »
FRONDORF: Goodbye, replacement refs
“I will remember you. Will you remember me?” said no one about the NFL replacement referees, as the league finally made a deal last week to bring the professional crews back on the field. Considering a popular YouTube “in memoriam” video set highlights of the replacements’ greatest bloopers against the weepy Sarah McLachlan song of »