Libertarian. Love sports. Have Celiac Disease and live Gluten-Free. I have written for Fansided, The Guillotine, Eye On Bond, and work featured on USA Today.
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The subject of gluten can set off flame wars on Facebook in an instant. There is evidence that gluten may be problematic for many people, in varying degrees. Gluten intolerance can be quite hard to diagnose which leads to a glut of people experiencing gastrointestinal problems saying they are gluten intolerant when maybe they aren’t. Then add in the folks that simply think eating gluten-free is healthier regardless of symptoms or not and it stirs the pot.

Regardless of what you may think of gluten intolerance and people eating a gluten-free diet, there is a small section of the population…


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You can never have too many starting pitchers and the Minnesota Twins add another to the stable with the signing of Matt Shoemaker. The deal is only a one-year $2 million deal with incentives for innings pitched up to $2.25 million.

Shoemaker showed he could be a competent starter at the Major League level coming in second in the 2014 rookie of the year vote. Hist 2015 season wasn’t as strong as his rookie season but still respectable. Near the end of the 2016 season is when the wheels began to come off for Shoemaker.

A string of bad luck

In September of 2016, Shoemaker…


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Over the last couple of days, there have been reports that the Denver Broncos are pursuing a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for Kirk Cousins. While there are pros and cons to making such a trade, and it may not be realistic. Nonetheless, the trade idea is intriguing and could make sense for the Minnesota Vikings.

Cap Considerations

The 2021 cap hasn’t been set yet but it will likely be between $180-$183 million. The Vikings currently sit at about $195 million toward the cap. Kirk Cousins will take up $31 million for 2021 but jumps to $45 million in 2022. So for…


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The ketogenic diet has gained popularity over the past several years. Stores have health food sections with many keto-friendly items. More and more health and fitness professionals are advocates of the diet as well. Prior to keto becoming prominent, Gluten-Free was all the rage. In this article I will take a look at the reasons why eating a gluten-free, ketogenic diet may not only help you lose weight but also key to living a healthy lifestyle.

Defining Keto and Gluten-Free

I won’t be going into great depth in this article on exactly how to follow either of the two diets but it’s important to…


At the end of the 2019 NFL season, there were five coaches fired. Of those five open positions, only one was filled by a minority coach. The lone minority hire was Ron Rivera, who is a retread fired from the Carolina Panthers job the same week.

Whenever the subject comes up there’s an outcry for minority hires. This season the most commonly mentioned coach being overlooked is Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator, Eric Bieniemy. Qualified as he may be to be a head coach, are there others that deserve serious consideration? Yes.

While there are minority candidates qualified it’s important…


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Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease five years ago I’ve learned a lot about living gluten-free. Those first few months after diagnosis were the most difficult given that I still felt terrible and wasn’t really sure what did and didn’t have gluten in it. Yes, you can easily identify things made with wheat like bread and pasta but not every source of gluten is obvious. This a guide for newly diagnosed Celiacs or gluten sensitive people to help them avoid the less obvious sources of gluten.

Barley, Rye and other Gluten-Containing Grains

While wheat is the most common grain that contains gluten, it’s not the only…


Don’t Run: Walk and Lift Heavy

It’s the time of year where most New Year’s resolutions have failed and we are reassessing our goals for the year. For many of us that’s revisiting the goal of losing weight or becoming more fit. One of the hardest parts of losing weight is having the ability to cut back on foods you love. The other difficult decision is how to incorporate an exercise program that is both practice and effective.

Grab your sneakers, the old tried-and-true

If you’re like me and grew up in the 80’s & 90’s you remember that one…

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