On Fire

“It’s been one of those years, but we are going to go down swinging to the bitter end.” — Jimmie Johnson, before last weekend’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval Sure, the Braves might’ve clinched a playoff spot last ...

“Throwing it deep … for Ridley … he’s got it! Breaks a tackle — and it’s going all the way!” — the part of last Sunday’s Falcons game meant to build up fans’ hopes, in order to worsen the pain ...

“We’re going back to the SEC Championship this season, y’all. And they’ll have to put us in the playoffs this time!” — an Auburn fan before last Saturday, probably We’re just starting the fall sports season, but your prescient On ...

It’s September. The first winds of fall are in the air, and college students nationwide awaken every Saturday with dreams of victory in their hearts. They leave their dorms and run across campus in a beautiful mass of school spirit ...

“Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame it on the good times, blame it on the Boogie.” — Jackson 5 The No. 6 seed New Orleans Pelicans completed their first-round sweep of the ...

“There’s nothing more American than grabbing a hot dog, heading to the ballpark and watching nine guys from the Dominican Republic make magic on the field.” — Will Ferrell With the conclusion of March Madness and subsequent desire to bet ...

“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” — Ricky Bobby In the annual lull between the the regular football season and the start of March Madness, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea briefly turned every American into a self-proclaimed ...

“We care about people’s feelings, we’re respectful when anyone is offended, but we have this 80-year name that we love.” — Lanny Davis, Washington Redskins lawyer In an unforeseen act of non-idiocy, the Cleveland Indians announced Jan. 29 that the ...

“You are the kindest country in the world. You are like a really nice apartment over a meth lab.” — Robin Williams on Canada Disclaimer: Your On Fire correspondent once spent some significant time up North. No, not like Tennessee ...