About Sitting Pugs

I started this blog out of my desire to continue writing about football movies beyond what I had done for my Master’s Thesis on the football in television and cinema.  Over time, it has shifted from primarily sports movies to movies in general, fiction, cultural criticism, military history, and pondering the human condition.


I’ve grown quite partial to the Dallas Cowboys*, the Pittsburgh Steelers**, the Philadelphia Eagles***, and of course, the Atlanta Falcons (they’re local; it was during a Falcons game in late October 2006 that I realized I was truly a football fan). I can’t say if I prefer the college game or the professional game. My alma mater has no football program, so I can’t go there. Georgia Tech, however, does have a football team. They can certainly be an option.

Thanks & Enjoy!


I am all about sharing and spreading the love for sports and cinema. I am not, however, a supporter of textual xeroxing without proper acknowledgment. If you would like to use any of the content from this blog for any reason, please provide a link to the entry you are referencing OR a simple credit of “Sittingpugs.wordpress.com”.




*If for some reason, the Cowboys fail to impress me in the 2009 season, I reserve the right to un-fan myselfI am officially un-faning myself as of November 15, 2009.

** I have not decided to dislike the Steelers, I’m just re-organizing my emotional support.

*** As of October 10, 2010, I’ve decided to declare my love and devotion exclusively to the Falcons.



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41 thoughts on “About Sitting Pugs

  1. Texansfan2000

    CORRECTION Texans 1st TD was a PASS to Kevin Walter

    you said and I quote “The culminating act of Houston’s first possession was a touchdown by running back Darius Walker.”

  2. sittingpugs Post author

    Ah! Thank you for pointing that out, Texansfan2000. I think I hallucinated “Darius Walker.”

    over 150 and this is the first time I didn’t catch a mistake before i went to print. Much obliged. I fixed the entry.

  3. Miki

    I am Miki, from Cafe Crem, you might remember, the discussion about Women and Science Fiction
    I am very impressed by your personality, you seem to be so unusual. I find the theme of your thesis incredibly interesting and so unusual for a woman…
    I love sport myself, and have practiced many different ones, adn i really believe that sport is very important, for oneself and for society.

  4. Michael

    Hi I’m Michael from Cafe Crem where I am an author there.

    Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to think things out. The result was I am touched. Deeply.

    Feel free to contact me anytime. It is late so I will tell you I am off to watch No Country For Old Men. I am a writer and and enjoy Cormac McCarthy’s books very much.

    Now to see how the Cohen Brothers did with his book. They won an Academy Award for its adaptation. I’ll reserve my opinion for later.

    bonus+ I am available to help in any way with your thesis. Young people to me inspire me and that is what keeps me going. As I right this the clock is 1/2 hour away from the 26th of March and I will have made it to 53. Imagine that!!!

  5. C.A.Margonper

    Hello, SittingPugs. I find your blog to be very, very interesting. I like it a lot, I also love cinema.



  6. sittingpugs Post author

    I guess you don’t think a quiet love can be preferable to a loud or exaggerated one?

    I don’t put too much stock in Freud’s theories. His ideas on the Id, Ego, and Superego aren’t all bollocks.

    There are plenty of things I want to do, could do, and should or should not do. I’m all for attributing motives and conflicting agendas to separate corners of the mind.

  7. PoetBlue

    Why do people post messages like that. “You aren’t enlightening. Nothing enlightens me.” Maybe they’re jealous they don’t get such nice compliments on their blogs.

  8. sittingpugs Post author

    To Poetblue, comparing the number of hits Sitting Pugs has received vs. the number of comments, the praise is beside the point? negligible even? ^&^

    I also don’t recall promising enlightenment. This here’s a sports blog….if one isn’t down with the balls and the nets, it doesn’t matter how earth-shatteringly illuminating I aim to write….

    if that were a priority.

  9. Ming

    hey, thanks for dropping by the site – i understand what you mean about keeping up with technology, but I wonder if some of these technologies will turn out to be fads or merely a good idea? Is there a line we need to draw in order to not go overboard learning new apps, and just focusing on what works?

    and skin care, hair care – i’ll make do. if things get tight, I’ll buzz my head… i’ll be saving on shampoo!

    no pets, not yet, anyway.

  10. DoubleDown

    Love the blog. I too love Football and Movies. Love the college game more. Somethings missing from the pro’s.

    Was noticing a lack of soccer/futbol movies. Or maybe I just didn’t delve in deeper. Victory, Goal, The Miracle Match are all pretty decent movies about the game.

    Friday Night Lights is one of my all time favorite sports movies. And most of it is just the way it’s filmed. The tv show ranks up there with me too.

    Thanks for the blog comment my way. You will indeed have to check out the new 90210!

    Thanks again.
    Sarcasm As A Weapon

  11. sittingpugs Post author

    To Sarcasm/DD (which should I call you?),

    Much obliged for the kind words.

    There’s one futbol movie analysis thus far. I’m now inspired to be more proactive about expanding my sports film horizons. I’ll get on it very soon. Maybe even today.

  12. connetta

    I Always enjoy visiting your blog..There’s so much to read and see…Keep up the great work..this world needs blogs like this to come and relax.. reading good thoughts in todays crazy,hectic,depressing world. You are a bright spot out there..

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  15. Michael Campbelll

    Awesome blog! Sorry I missed you at the reunion. I wanted to interrogate you about football and cinema…I’ll just have to follow along with your blog. Keep up the good word!

    Michael C.

  16. sekanblogger

    Being from eastern Kansas, of course I’m a Jayhawks fan. They don’t play football do they? (sarcasm)
    Let’s just say that Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas is to basketball what Mecca is to Islam. Nuff said!

    Football? I wish Kansas City had a team (sarcasm)
    I will be watching the 49’ers TONIGHT though, as Shaun Hill is from my small town of Parsons Kansas.

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      I saw that movie in the theatre twice. I liked it that much…but I couldn’t get over the whole “Titans” bit. The Zeus-and-posse defeated the Titans and moved into Mt. Olympus. I guess “Remember the Titans (before Zeus overthrew them)” was too long.

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Hey girlfromtheghetto!

      Thanks for stopping by. Creative license taken with adapting reality to cinema notwithstanding, I think the best example of single-minded persistence I’ve seen in a football movie is in Rudy.


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