Archive for Blog
Oct
19

Gambling No Longer Pete’s Achilles Heel, But Hypocrisy…!

I, like Pete Rose, am convinced. His banishment from baseball is now one of simple convenience. If they need him…or if they need cash…they’ll call him.

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Oct
16

The Best Reason They Can Give You Not To Vote For Someone….?

Typically, a guy that can save individuals from paying unnecessary taxes, and save small business owners overhead expense is a someone you’d think would have unilateral support. Apparently that’s not so with Bill Beagle.

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Oct
15

Do You Really Want To Play Better Football….?

Three-quarters into the high school football season, I’m reminded of a pre-season statement that never gets fulfilled…and it could so easily!

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Oct
13

How Do You Explain Failure…?

Mike Nugent’s missed field goal Sunday was little more than a reminder…that to err is human. And to get too crazy about it is even worse human.

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Oct
10

Confessions Of A Wedding-Weary Dad…!

They say it happens to all of us with daughters. I disagree. Some get through a wedding with more money and patience for the process than I have. Heavy sigh…it’s about over!

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Oct
9

The Series I Would Most Liked To Have Seen….

Clayton Kershaw wasn’t enough for the Dodgers, and what a pity. The best possible matchup in the World Series won’t happen…and here’s why!

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Sep
30

Brady Hoke, And Trusting The Coach (Your Coach)…

Michigan’s Brady Hoke has much more to worry about than just winning games. Suddenly he’s in jeopardy of losing so much more!

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Sep
28

The “Truth” About Bruce Hooley…

Sometimes it’s necessary to set the record straight, where opinion has been substituted for fact…and whether you like the truth about the record, or not.

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Sep
23

Where A Community Agrees….

It’s refreshing…finding a topic, among politics, religion, and individual differences, around which people can rally and agree. And nowhere do you find it more than in Maria Stein, Ohio.

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Sep
18

This Business Of Corporal Punishment…!

There is no one answer, right or wrong, for the issue of corporal punishment as judged by the courts and society. If you don’t believe that, just look at what we’ve become in its absence.

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Sep
10

The Good News, Bad News, About The Buckeyes…

If you don’t read another OSU column all season, read this…and rejoice that despite the disappointment of last Saturday they’ll still win 83% of their games and entertain in scarlet and gray style.

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Sep
5

Gameday: My (Better) Days With The Marching Band…

If you think misbehaving and gross conduct in the OSU Marching Band is all on fired director Jon Waters, let me share that original “sins” in TBDBITL go back at least 44 years. And no one came back any worse for the experience.

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Sep
2

Eat Some: Hamilton’s Year Refreshing, Hopeful….

I guess there’s a number of ways to eat crow, and Billy Hamilton’s made it necessary with a solid year of “How do you like me now?”

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Aug
31

Ouellette Makes A Winning Impact In College Debut

Shunned by Division I recruiters coming out of Covington High School, it didn’t take long for OU’s A.J. Ouellette to make his football qualities known.

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Aug
30

Gameday: OSU vs. Navy No Yawner…

Before you concede an easy opening win over Navy, consider the fable of David vs. Goliath and how David brought a giant to its knees.

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Aug
27

What Really Is The Message (With Your Team’s Nickname)…?

If the image of the Washington Redskins is really that offensive…and means so much to so many…show me by boycotting a local high school game on opening night!

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Aug
24

Even Locals Say Browns Belong In “Rag Bag”

15 seasons after their reincarnation, it’s still really hard to watch the Cleveland Browns…and those hideous pants don’t help, either!

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Aug
21

The Painful Evidence About Ferguson, Missouri

What we’ve become as a country is clearly evident with the paranoia and the positioning in place…over the shooting of another suspect who was in the “wrong place” at the “wrong time”.

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Aug
20

“Flags” That’ll Never Fly…

The manner in which the NFL is officiating its games in the pre-season is on track to making the game a joke…and unwatchable in the regular season!

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Aug
12

Remembering Stewart Lipp…

He was not only a model businessman and stalwart to the Troy retail community, “Stew” and Marilyn Lipp were the best friends anyone or any town could ever have…ever!

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