This history of the Cardinals includes major historical events, Hall-of-Fame players, retired numbers, statistical leaders, best and worst seasons, team championship and playoff information, stadium moves, common questions and answers, and much more.
This is a history and timeline of the Bears. Included are major historical events, Hall of Fame players, retired numbers, career and season statistical leaders, mascot and logo history, nicknames, stadium history, championships and notable win-loss records.
This poem is in response to the recent definition shift of the word Patriotic.
Join us as we explore a few methods for surviving Valentine's Day when strapped for cash.
Join us as we take a look at an alternative belief system that has gathered a bit of momentum in recent years.
The following was a poem written for my wife in the hopes of getting her to smile. It worked rather well.
A story about cutting down a dead tree, and other stuff.
A commemorative milestone article that looks at Larry Rankin’s Hubpages career so far.
This article explores the significance of developing a roadside system for testing marijuana inebriation and the technical obstacles that have been and will be encountered in doing so.
Popeyes Annie is really actress Deidrie Henry.
An overview of the benefits of electric smokers and a product review of the Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Smokehouse.
A look at How Donald Trump's publicly established views have altered the definition of hate speech.
A look at the motivations and practices of anti-tobacco.
In just the last decade or two, with the increasing popularity of the Internet, the landscape of writing has changed drastically.
Trying to enjoy life in the aftermath of tragedy as I deal with a progressively present substance abuse problem.
The following list, which is in no particular order, crosses many decades and genres but is an attempt to give you a sampling of great music for when you just don't care anymore.
Join us in a bit of absurd comedy written somewhat in the style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Magic Realism.
Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
Third and final installment of a short story about the importance of the passions that drive us both in establishing identity and survival.
Part 2 of 3 of a short story about the importance of the passions that drive us both in establishing identity and survival.
Part 1 of 3 of a short story about the importance of the passions that drive us both in establishing identity and survival.
The truth of the matter is that tobacco kills, but quitting the nasty habit also carries a series of long-term side effects. If you don’t like being lied to, this is a must-read.
The U.S. Electoral College is a bizarre and arbitrary system that only helps to alienate voters.
A proposed system for reviving dead blogs.
A look into a recent horrific act of Isis and the legitimacy of their threat for global domination.
A poem personifying the sloth, shortsightedness, and corruption that age sometimes brings.
This article examines practical versus impractical gun ownership practices and how changes in gun laws might better serve public safety.
A look into space travel for the proliferation of the human race.
The following is part of a chapter from an uncompleted novel I begain about 15 years ago. It chronicles the life of young man trying to come to terms with the death of his first true love.
An absurd twist on an entirely absurd situation. This political satire attempts to expose Donald Trump for the racist he is by putting the hate shoe on someone else's foot.
Sometimes life just loses all meaning.
The following article analyzes the stranglehold that ESPN currently has on the college football bowl season.
The following are the 8th and 9th chapters of a longer work. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
Another installment in this humor driven series.
The following are the 6th and 7th chapters of a longer work which I will be submitting in installments. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
The following is the 3rd installment of a larger work. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
The following is the 2nd installment of a longer work. It is a satire with elements of dark comedy. It follows a main character with a clearly defined morality that is well removed from normalcy.
The following is the first installment of a longer work. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
An analysis of the financial cost of keeping marijuana illegal.
Larry Rankin is at it again, picking on the poor, maligned 1% of the 1%, who are only trying to do their best to help the rest of us, in this parody of Dr. Seuss’s "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
Prose poem about the futility and uncertainty of existence.
How the birth of my daughter and the love of my family helped me to find the inner strength to love myself and fight my drug addiction.
Short story/ literary comedy: Phil Thomas Kurtz seeks to end acedemic elitism and constipation.
Should those of us owning simple homes with simple price tags be forced to pay for expensive homeowners insurance policies? An alternative to homeowners insurance.
Another installment of my comical genius! Feel free to bask in the glow of my comical ineptitude.
Ever wanted to try the popular Southern dish poke sallet, often called "poke salad"? I'm a native of the rural United States and am here to show you how to detoxify and prepare this delicious dish.
This article explores the hypothesis that a simpler technology than airbags might have been developed to keep us safer and auto prices cheaper.
The combining of a variety of statistical accomplishments in FBS college football and NFL football to substantiate which states have had the biggest impact on the game. Links to other state rankings.
States to have most productive pass defenders. Per capita rankings of states 19-37, Washington,DC and non-US born. Links to lists for other qualifying states and other state rankings.
States to have most productive pass defenders. Per capita rankings of states 6-10. Detailed state player lists. Links to lists for other qualifying states and other state rankings.
States to have most productive pass defenders, overview per capita and number rankings of states. Detailed list of players from states ranked 1-5. Links to lists for other qualifying states.
States to have most productive pass defenders. Per capita rankings of states 11-18. Detailed state player lists. Links to lists for other qualifying states and other state rankings.
States ranking 24-37 in per capita production of NFL players to have 10 sacks in a season. Non-US players to get 10 sacks. Detailed lists of players. Links to overview and other installments.
States ranking 12-23 in per capita production of NFL players to have 10 or more sacks in a season. Detailed lists of players by state, statistical analysis. Links to overview and other installments.
States ranking 6-11 in per capita production of 10 sack performers in NFL. Complete lists of players born in each state and statistical analysis. Links to other state lists.
Overview of per capita and number ranks in production of NFL players with 10 or more sacks in a season by birth state. Detailed player lists from states ranked 1-5. Links to other state player lists.
The following is a satirical look at ending all the world's problems told through the eyes of a well-meaning redneck.
Every quarterback to pass for 3,000 yards or more in a season ranked by productivity of his birth state. Overview of most productive states in production of QBs. Links to other state rankings.
Every 3,000 yard passer in NFL history by birth state. Detailed analysis of states 6-10 in per capita rank. Link to overview and other football player production state rankings.
Every 3,000 yard passer in NFL history by birth state. Detailed analysis of states 11-17 in per capita rank. Link to overview and other football player production state rankings.
Every 3,000 yard passer in NFL history by birth state. Detailed analysis of states 18-30 in per capita rank, DC & non-U.S QBs. Link to overview and other football player production state rankings.
Every thousand yard rusher in NFL history. Installment two focuses on states ranking 6-10 on the per capita scale. Links to rushing overview. Links to other football production rankings.
Every 1,000 yard rusher in AFL/NFL history by birth state. States ranking 21-34 per capita and non-U.S. born 1,000 yard rushers. Links to overview and other NFL state production ranks.
Every 1,000 yard rusher in NFL history by state of birth. Per capita ranking. States 11-20. Links to state ranking overview and other state ranking databases.
Every 1,000 yard rusher in NFL history by birth state. Overview of most productive states by overall number and per capita. Links to other NFL state production rankings.
The 4th and final installment. States ranked 19-37 in per capita score for production of 1,000 yard receivers. Links to overview and other installments.
States 12-18. The third installment analyzing the production of 1,000 yard receivers by state and ranking them on an overall number and per capita level. Links to overview and other installments.
A state by state ranking of 1,000 yard receivers. Detailed analysis of 1,000 yard receiving performance for states ranked 6-11 per capita. Links for other state rankings.
A state by state ranking of 1,000 yard receivers. Detailed analysis of 1,000 yard receiving performance for top 5 states. Detailed analysis of other states in subsequent links.
We all know about the positive impact of sending our used items to the recycling plant, but not all of us understand the merits of old-fashioned repurposing.
This article explores the effects of abstract thought through humor presented to children by parents and loved ones.
Recent attitudes in society are leaning more to helping others by doing nothing. While in a few situations this is an effective method, this article touts the superiority of actually helping people.
This article details why neither a purely socialistic nor capitalistic society can function properly and that elements of both methodologies must be present for a healthy society.
15 ways in which the wealthy-elite undermine democracy
Per capita and overall number rank of states in production of national award winning college football players. State by state list of national award winning college football players.
This article gives a general overview on finding the beach that best fits your preferences.
Satire. Satirical. 10 steps of how to survive in a school system and be bad at your job. How bad teachers are able to succeed in certain school systems.
This article covers the top 10 running backs of all time. We'll look at statistical ranking and analysis.
This article gives a state-by-state list of Pro Football Hall of Famers. Which state has the most Pro Football Hall of Famers?
Larry Centers; Fullback; Pro Football NFL Hall of Fame; statistical analysis; leaders list
Analysis of former NFL Fullback John L. Williams and the legitimacy of his candidacy for the Hall of Fame.
This article will examine why Brian Mitchell should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Table of NFL players to have 1,000 yards in a season on the fewest catches/receptions with statistical and background analysis.