Michael Moffett, Author at Granite Grok

Michael Moffett

State Representative Mike Moffett of Loudon taught in public, parochial, and military schools as well as at the community college and university levels. He was an elected school board member who also served on the House Education Committee and was a Professor of Sports Management for Plymouth State University and NHTI-Concord. A former Marine Corps infantry officer, he co-authored the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back” which is available on Amazon.com.

Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown – Quit or Fired?

So liberal sportswriter Sally Jenkins of the liberal Washington Post thinks NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is a victim. Brown (formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, and Pittsburgh Steelers) ripped off his uniform and walked out on his latest team (Bucs) during Tampa Bay’s game with the Jets on Jan. …

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Manny Ramirez with flag screenshot from NESN game from Boston.com

Manny, Freedom and Civics

MANNY RAMIREZ was one of my favorite Red Sox players, perhaps in part because we share the same May 30 birthday. He wasn’t the greatest left fielder ever, but that guy could hit.

The sports columnist and State Representative Tim Lang by their seats on the 30-yard line at the recent Patriots-Bills game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Gillette Stadium and Our Football Patriots

My first excursion to a New England Patriots NFL game was way back in 1979. Then teaching at Groveton High School, I made the long journey to Foxborough with the GHS soccer coach to watch the Patriots crush the Colts 50-21.

NFL Logo stadium lights - Logo Lynx

Gruden and Northam—a Tale of Two Scandals

Former Las Vegas Raider coach Jon Gruden is suing the NFL and its commissioner, Roger Goodell. Gruden resigned under pressure in October when tasteless emails he’d authored years ago were released as part of a probe into the supposedly problematic Washington Redskin culture.

Enes Kanter and Xi Jingping

China, Celtics, and Freedom

High profiles athletes often make “public service announcements” (PSAs) for this or that. Don’t use drugs. Get vaccinated. Stay in school. Then there is Boston Celtic center Enes Kanter, who perhaps issued the “Mother of all PSAs” when he warned that the Chinese Communist regime’s leader, Xi Jinping, was a “brutal dictator.”

Mike Moffet At Redskins game

Indians, Indignation, and Intolerance

Where can I get me a Cleveland Guardians tee-shirt? The Guardians, née Indians, are the new symbols of the Cleveland Baseball Team. But at least the Cleveland Baseball Team has a nickname, which makes that franchise better off than the Washington Football Team, née Redskins.

MIM and Emma Horseplay 400x

Horseplay, Heroes, and Hope

Who amongst us has never been on a horse? While no equestrian, I did once recklessly mount a big old horse roaming my grandfather’s apple orchard on his remote backcountry farm in Lunenburg, Vermont—way back when I was 11 or so.

Dinesh D'Souza tweet womens Olympic team kneels loses

Hockey, Hoop, Nascar, And Flags

I tuned into to NBC’s Sports Channel to watch NASCAR’s Foxwoods 301 which ran on July 18 in beautiful Loudon, N.H., but the race was temporarily rain-delayed. So I expertly deployed my remote control device and two clicks later found a Montreal Canadien hockey player checking a Tampa Bay Lightning player into the boards.