Sports Ramble Archive

In Fall 2012, after completing the second run of Rambling On online magazines, I wrote a number of Sports Rambles. The lengthier pieces are showcased at the Ritland Rambler Redux page. They are featured here in their entirety (each containing some exclusive material).

Sports Ramble 10/14/12
An extensive piece of the one-dimensional qualities of most football fans, a recap of the 2012 MLB playoffs up to that point, and a preview of week 7 of the 2012 NFL season.

Sports Ramble 10/7/12
An article criticizing the new one-game playoff system in baseball, an analysis of the Major League Baseball playoffs up to that point, commentary on the Twins demoting most of their coaching staff, and a preview of week 6 of the 2012 NFL season

Sports Ramble 9/28/12
An article criticizing the saturation of the NFL in the media and culture, some thoughts on the departure of the Twins Tsuyoshi Nishioka and the Cy Young worth of R.A. Dickey, and a look ahead to the fourth week of the 2012 NFL season.

Sports Ramble, 9/21/12
Defending the replacement officials and a look ahead to week 3 of the 2012 NFL season.

Sports Ramble, 9/14/12
The wind down of the 2012 baseball season and a preview of week 2 of the 2012 NFL season.

Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He is also a contributor for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik’s music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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