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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


TheSportingSnarf  is a website dedicated to the enjoyable, humorous, and nuanced aspects of the sporting and (to a lesser extent) pop-culture world.  We attempt to touch upon (in varying degrees of print/video length) engaging topics which are not discussed nearly enough. We’d love for you to give us your perspective, network, and participate regularly. But if you’d just like to join in on the mob-mentality and get all sanctimonious on a particular sports figure — head on over to (Mickey Mouse welcomes you.) Or you can keep it real with us.

13 Years

I don’t really write anymore, and it’s too bad. I honestly have more to say than ever. Sometimes I feel like our Lions’ coach: people mistake the passion for just being some loud douche bag, and so, unlike huge balls Dan Campbell, I often get silent because I’m sick of offending people. Well, fuck that. […]

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Today is my brother’s birthday I wanted to recap all the incredible events that have transpired since he joined the angels in the outfield on September 24th: September 25: Ethan’s all-time favorite college, Michigan State, beats Nebraska 23-20 in overtime to stay undefeated. MSU trailed 20-13 when I turned on the TV, knowing the magic […]

On My Last Nerves

It seems like, the more technology makes sports available to everyone, we are going to keep having a descending level of quality opinions. You just don’t see people give their take on something until it is on some kind of national stage. It’s why most people, when they try and talk politics, sound so uninformed. […]

♥ Goodnight, Grandpa ♥

♥ Goodnight, Grandpa ♥

My grandpa was like a wild western character to me, when I was a kid the first time we visited his house in the actual Everglades, he had a sign up that said “home of the onion pancakes,” an ode to the breakfast he cooked us as children at my grandma’s cottage that made us […]

Dear Asher,

It is your first birthday! Sounds like you and your mom had a fun day. I really, really miss you buddy. We still haven’t met in person, but I dream about you all the time. I just want you to know, whenever you are old enough to read this, that I love you. I love […]

Stuck Inside

At first it didn’t seem so bad – everything slowed down, there was almost a nice stillness to it all. But then the reports in Europe and other countries kept getting worse. And now, it’s in Detroit. In New York. All over our fucking country, scaring the living shit out of all of us whether […]


This is about as blatant as it gets. After four years of waiting for this corruption in a suit to get held accountable for his treason, Donald Drumpf was dumb enough to double down on his 2016 election hack of Hillary Clinton, calling Ukraine and withholding $400 Million Dollars in defense funds unless they helped […]

The Ballad of Ann & Snarf

The Ballad of Ann & Snarf

There were once two friends, who even though they lived in the same state, only knew each other thanks to an online chat. Snarf’s friend Ann could tell that he was in desperate need of a vacation, and after knowing each other two years, she swooped into town to pick him up. For a week, […]

Good Luck Tonight, G

Since this video first emerged it has brought me to tears nearly every time: This little girl has the spirit of the 60’s oozing through her veins, bringing back music that almost seemed gone. I wish her the best tonight, but no matter what, we’ve all been changed forever from this young British rock star, […]

Nike Takes a Knee

Nike Takes a Knee

It’s always been a bit hard to justify the over-priced, sweatshop created Nike shoes, until their latest ad. Fitting Ethan and I would pull a dual Nike swoosh jersey card (the only one in the world) just a week ago in a pack of basketball cards. Thank you, Nike, for putting Colin Kaepernick back to […]

Missed You

I left Jess June 5th, right before midnight to fly back to Grand Rapids. While I’d had the time of my life in Canada, they sent me home six weeks earlier than we’d planned, forcing us to wait twice as long (3 months) to see each other again. Jess will be making the same trip […]

Returning Sports 2 Glory

Pavel Datsyuk. The Women’s U.S. Hockey Team. The NBA All-Star Game. The Super Bowl. All redeemed in 2018 – not to mention a plethora of recent past champs: our Grand Rapids Griffins winning the 2017 Calder Cup Championship, the Chicago Cubs & Houston Astros winning the last two World Series; LeBron hoisting Cleveland’s first trophy; […]

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