Entries by Daniel Flener

Lunch with Cole

13 weeks. 70 training days. Almost 75,000 minutes working to get into the best shape possible, both mentally and physically. That is how long a Marine recruit will spend to become part of our nation’s greatest fighting force. To most, those are just numbers on a page or a screen. For a Marine recruit, those […]

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Quavo’s High School Football Career

Gwinnett County is a football hotbed in America. A suburb of Atlanta, the area is bustling with great football and great rivalries. A decade ago, Quavious Marshall (or Quavo, one-third of the hugely popular rap group Migos), played for Berkmar High School in South Gwinnett County. Migos are now synonymous with Atlanta. We are safely […]

Super Bowl LII Preview

At 6:30 P.M. EST on Sunday (shouldn’t we just say 7:30, or 8:00?), the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will kick off in Super Bowl LII (52 for those of us who can’t remember what the “L” in Roman Numerals means). The Patriots are coming off an amazing championship run last season, which culminated […]

Welcome to The Offseason

Just because the season’s over, doesn’t mean the work stops. No, the offseason means getting stronger for next season. It means tug of war in the mud. It means the clanking of metal in the weight room. It means making the pass over and over again until it’s exactly right. It means picturing the crucial play to beat your rival.