Stop Bitching About “Deflate-Gate” Already
Take the “Coach’s Cleanse:” Three Easy Steps to Get Over Your Breakup
Rant of the Week: Walmart
Rant of the Week: Winter Break
Getting Old

Stop Bitching About “Deflate-Gate” Already

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Of all the NFL scandals, this has to be the stupidest. As ESPN reported last week, an NFL investigation revealed that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the Patriots in the AFC Championship game were deflated below the NFL’s accepted 12.5-13.5 psi range. Continue reading

Take the “Coach’s Cleanse:” Three Easy Steps to Get Over Your Breakup

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Welcome folks, come on in! You’re just in time to hear about this amazing limited-time offer! We at Coach’s Rant are here today to tell you about our revolutionary new three-step system for getting over a bad breakup– the “Coach’s Cleanse.” Continue reading

Rant of the Week: Walmart

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Walmart is an evil, evil place. If I wasn’t a college student with nothing but four bucks and a half-case of Busch Light to my name, I wouldn’t go there. But I am. So I do. That’s my main life goal right now– to Continue reading

Rant of the Week: Winter Break

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I just got back to Dubuque after a short winter vacation at home. My return couldn’t have come a moment sooner. Don’t get me wrong, seeing my family and getting blackout drunk with old high school buddies is fun and Continue reading

The Impact of the NBA Rookie Pay Scale

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If the 2014-15 NBA season has shown us anything, it’s how much impact the rookie pay scale has on the short-term success of teams. Since all rookie contracts are predetermined by the collective bargaining agreement, each first-round contract is guaranteed for two years, with a Continue reading

6 Internet Memes that Need to Die With 2014

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Face it, we live in the meme generation. Every year, a bunch of assholes come up with a few select words or phrases that become horribly overused within popular culture. We’ve seen memes like Gangnam Style, YOLO and swag come and go. Continue reading

Rant of the Week: Losing Shit

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I hate losing shit. There’s really no emotion akin to the panic of realizing you’ve lost something important. For me, this moment usually happens on Sunday’s, after a night of drunken tomfoolery. One minute, I’m scratching my balls on the couch, watching football Continue reading

Getting Old

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The following is a creative non-fiction piece that I presented at the Streamlines Literary Conference last weekend. The piece is broken down into an intro followed by three short stories. Getting Old Getting old is a weird process. The transition from adolescence to Continue reading

Dubuque Bar Reviews: The Julien

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As a college student in Dubuque, IA who recently turned 21, I’m quickly realizing there are just about as many bars as people in this city. With so many choices, it can be hard to decide the best place to Continue reading

All This Body-Positive Music Needs to Stop

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There’s a new trend brewing in our generation– unquestioned positivity. It’s everywhere. From social media, to TV, to music– brushing off the haters seems to be the “IT” thing nowadays. It’s almost a competition at this point. Who can be the most Continue reading