The Boiling Point

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

September 7, 2018

As an Ashkenaz Jew, oy vey zmeir is not only part of my vernacular, but perhaps one of my most commonly used phrases. In case you needed to brush up on your Yiddish, oy vey zmeir directl...

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

May 22, 2018

While basketball is definitely not my favorite sport, I do identify as a Laker fan. Being a Laker fan is usually easy, but in recent years, it has been difficult to have ho...

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

February 8, 2018

My grandmother was the sports fan in my dad’s family. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and went to Ohio State University, so she was a diehard O...

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

October 22, 2017

Around the NFL, players are kneeling during the National Anthem to protest our president and racial discrimination around the United States. Players and owners are uniting to stand up for what they believe, and I support them.

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

October 2, 2017

When you go to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium and they win, Randy Newman’s “I Love LA” rings through the stadium. The song is all about LA pride...

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

January 22, 2017

What do you do when your team starts losing? Do you remain loyal or do you abandon ship? Fans across the country have been confronted with this question...

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

November 6, 2016

For me, September is a month of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s back to school; on the other hand, it’s football time. I get my favorite spor...