It’s Monday in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville is the largest city in America by the “measure that counts,” according to geographers—total land area, rather than population. In this way Jacksonville is America’s number one city.
Well, well, well. Well, well, well. Looks like the whole damn world has “cat scratch fever” now (NFL). But where were ya—back in the day?????
Well, another week has passed, and with it, another Jacksonville Jaguars victory game. (Higher score.)
This week’s thorough dismantling of the hapless “Cleveland Browns” football group brings to mind an old joke famous in Jacksonville circles:
The last time we checked in on the Jacksonville Jaguars, football, they possessed a record of three wins and two losses. And now?
Something quite remarkable happened in Pennsylvania yesterday.
The Jaguars were on television in New York City yesterday. It was one of the three biggest days of the year in New York City, the other two being the anniversary of 9/11 and Super Bowl Sunday—when the Jaguars will also likely be on television in New York City.
Did you hear?
The national football schedule hasn’t even started and already the Jaguars are in the news. It says here that QB Blake Bortles is “sick and tired of being below average.”
As mankind evolves past a belief in an omnipotent god, we must inevitably face the question: Whence does justice arise?
What makes a “world class city?” Let’s check the list.
There’s no more annoying type of person than the sports obsessive.
A child’s first smile. A mother’s kiss. A new love’s glance. All of these people will eventually die. Life’s sweetest moments are inherently fleeting, their memories best preserved before the deleterious assaults of passing time.
The city of Detroit has been through a hell of a lot.
A Brazilian soldier shot a jaguar after an Olympic torch ceremony Monday in Manaus, Amazonas, after the animal got loose and approached him, according to a report from Reuters.
LONDON, OCT. 21: Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham F.C. and the Jacksonville Jaguars, enjoys a brief respite from the soul-crushing incompetence of his other team as Fulham defeat Crystal Palace, 4-1. His Jags join him in London next Sunday when they host The 49ers in Wembley. (Julian Finney/Getty)