Another weekend of football is upon us so it’s time for another rule of the week.  Let’s get personal this time.   Rule 2: Personal Foul Under the heading of “personal foul,” players are prohibited from directly striking, swinging, or clubbing on the head, neck, or face.   Remember those couple of scenes in Mean Girls,…

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Sports are full of rules, more rules in fact, than my last long-distance open-relationship.  It’s complicated and exhausting.  In order to help break it down, let’s just stick to one rule a week.  Since baseball season is on its last swing, (pun intended) let’s start with football and we can weave in the NBA and…

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Last night marked a couple of interesting games and eventual outcomes in Monday Night Football.  Rather than dwell on who won or lost, let’s take a look a one particular player from the Houston vs. San Diego game.   Arian Foster missed the entire preseason for the Houston Texans and he struggled a little in his…

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The Sports Brat sat down with NBA stud Lou Amundson and asked him 10 interesting questions. The Sports Brat: What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Lou Amundson:  Read articles on astronomy and theoretical physics. TSB: What is your strongest sense? And if you had to give one up, which would it…

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When I first moved to Barcelona, a very wise friend told me “la mejor manera de aprender un idioma es dormir con el diccionario.” For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, she basically told me to get a Spanish boyfriend. Apparently, this was the easiest way to “immerse” yourself in the culture. While, sadly,…

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