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About: Joshua Pressman Jacobs, aka -Josh Off The Press; A life explorer, adventurer and lover of life. This site is an expression of my "WHY". Topics on this page range from politics, to sports, to popular culture, as well as personal and inspirational stories. Please follow/subscribe & share! https://joshoffthepress.com/ joshoffthepress@gmail.com https://twitter.com/JoshuaPJacobs
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Throwing my hat over the fence

This is a post to inform you all, that I have migrated my platform to Substack –

https://joshpressjakes.substack.com/p/i-have-officially-joined-the-substack?s=w

This is kind of a big deal to me. Hence why I see this little migration from one platform to another, as “Throwing my hat over the fence” . Continue reading

The Human Condition and Self-Destructive Behavior

Of course I recognize that there is a self-destructive streak in every person. Some, more prominent than others. I sometimes need to pause and remind myself of why I don’t want to sabotage something, and I look back and realize, many different occurrences over the course of my “illustrious” life,  where I did. In the end, it turned out to be okay. At the very least it was okay in the sense that, I survived and I was given a new set of choices to play out from the consequences of my prior choices. Continue reading

CONFIDENCE GAME & TEACHING

The thing is, if I’m not continuing to write, then I’m a hypocrite. That’s one thing I try not to be with my students. Goofy! Yes sometimes I am, as they very much are too. LOL. But, if I’m asking them to repeatedly do something that I haven’t been doing as of late…which I actually enjoy doing…well, that doesn’t sit well with me.  Continue reading

Maria Taylor, Rachel Nichols & ESPN’s poor management

Something just doesn’t sit right with me, though. How ESPN let this escalate and fester for nearly a year, and to watch it come to a head now. To pin a white woman against a black woman, in an industry dominated by men, more so white men, but still men. It’s heart-breaking to me. How everyone seems to need to have a take on this. How identity politics is magnified by this. How this is all occurring on the NBA’s largest stage and most celebrated time of year Continue reading

“THE ALMOST NBA CHAMPIONS”

So much amazing content! Such an amazing game! I actually feel better watching the Clippers meltdowns, knowing that there might be a team more cursed than my beloved, yet tortured, Knicks. The question now begs, who is going to be the team or teams of the 2020s that I write about who have a tortured fan-base that “almost” wins the chip? Continue reading

On the Heels of a Second Impeachment Trial: The Trump effect still lingers

One of my best friends from college always seemed to be backing Trump at every turn, and I would often get into heated arguments with him about it. Yet, he was always one of my best friends. And the funny thing with him, now that Trump lost, it’s as if the Trump virus has no longer infected my friend Continue reading

Monday “FUN-DAY” Quarterback: How many NFL QBs have started in “multiple” Super Bowls?

As of the start of the 2020 NFL season, there are three active QBs with two or more Super Bowl starts; Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson. Continue reading

The Death of American Conservative Intellectualism – November 2020 Edition

When you have bad faith actors representing one ideological movement, it’s only a matter of time before the other side becomes bad-faith actors too. It is simply disingenuous to say both parties are equally bad. The Republican party as we know it, is a cult. And it’s a dangerous cult. Continue reading

2020 US Presidential Election time…the darkest election in our lifetimes

These next four to eight years will be so crucial for America, and the world. I just pray that, regardless of the result, that we can peacefully move on to a new term in office starting January 20, 2021, and that whoever the President is – he will be able to rise to the challenge and be able to heal all Americans from the pain and suffering so many of us have had to endure over these past number of years and months in particular. Continue reading

Eulogy for my big sister, Jessica Jacobs: October 2020

If I knew this was going to be the last conversation I was ever going to have with Jess, maybe I would have tried to say something more profound. But, it honestly probably would have ruined the moment. I’m grateful that was my final conversation with Jess. Continue reading

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