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Apr
22

Before You Dump On Bryan Price….

If you didn’t like the outburst from the Reds manager, or his choice of words, consider some perspective before you turn up your nose and then climb on an ivory throne.

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Apr
16

Question: Were You Proud To Pay Your Taxes…?

It’s a phrase I heard often growing up from the men in my family. Now I wonder if they’d feel the same about paying taxes. Or would they feel like I felt Wednesday?

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Apr
14

The Days Of Our Lives…

While we have it, enjoy the time you have, to be productive and pursue the passions of your life. Tomorrow (even today) is promised to no one.

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Apr
9

The Cost Of Going To A Reds Game….

While there’s nothing like going to a ballgame, major league baseball teams could make it a bit more “friendly” for the average family. Let me share some real figures.

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Apr
7

When “Fair” Is Too Complicated…!

Had the roles been reversed the fallout from the racial slur made by Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison would have been larger than Monday’s championship game. The reason why it wasn’t…is complicated.

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Apr
6

A Word Of Thanks To A Press Pros Sponsor

Occasionally there’s a service and consideration rendered that deserves special mention, and recognition. We’re obliged to do both in the name of one Press Pros sponsor.

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Apr
6

April 6…The Day The “First Lady” Died

It doesn’t seem possible, but 15 years ago today the woman known as the “Queen” of country music moved on. Her voice, thankfully, through her recordings…stays behind!

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Apr
5

Remembering Ferdie Murphy….

He was someone whose loyalty could not be questioned, and whose passion for what he enjoyed sustained him for life. I’ll miss Ferdie Murphy.

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Apr
5

The King’s English, And The Cost Of Poor Speech…..

Frustrated by people in our culture who either can’t, or won’t, figure out how to communicate properly through proper grammar, I list five examples of “you might belong in a certain hall of fame, if you say….”

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Apr
3

On This Date: “Gitty Up Go, Daddy…!”

Many won’t remember, and others will scoff, but on this date 35 years ago the truckers’ troubadour left the highway for the last time.

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Apr
2

Why Isn’t Anyone Mad At The Chicago Cubs….?

If the Religious Freedom Act in Indiana is so egregious to so many, why hasn’t anyone noticed that what the Chicago Cubs did to Kris Bryant is just as disheartening?

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Apr
1

The Unfortunate Case Of Antwon Lillard

If we’re calling technical fouls late in championship basketball games to penalize “bragging”, then why are we awarding trophies to the winning team…so they can brag about it for the rest of their lives?

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Mar
28

From The State Tournament: An Empty Championship…?

Good basketball through the tournament’s first two days has been received by something less than packed house!

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Mar
27

From The Boys State Tournament: The Reader Speaks

Catching up with recent mail, including comments from last week’s girls state tournament…on prep basketball, difference in boys and girls, race in sports, and Hal McCoy’s new book.

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Mar
20

From The State Tournament: Proud Day For Proctorville Falls Short

My childhood community made it to the state tournament and evoked memories of my having been there 50 years ago, to see a another, different Fairland team.

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Mar
20

From The State Tournament: Way Bigger Problems Than Getting A “T”…..

For those who take exception to “behavioral” fouls in basketball, and write to express that opinion, consider the other, more serious issues of modern athletic culture as a matter of priority.

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Mar
19

From The State Tournament: Boys, Learn A Lesson From The Girls

The poor state of basketball fundamentals in many boys’ prep programs is often contrasted with a tighter, smarter style of play in the girls’ game. Could this be a case of “glamour” over “game”?

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Mar
18

Hal’s New Book Is A “Must Read”

I’m not in the habit of plugging books, but the books I normally read you wouldn’t like anyway. This one, I promise, is the exception!

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Mar
18

Chris Borland’s Decision Opens Some Eyes….

After one year in the NFL, San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland announced Tuesday that football simply isn’t worth the risk. Any questions?

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Mar
17

St. Patrick’s Day: On The Subject Of Green….

A tip of the hat on St. Patrick’s day to a significant anniversary, and one that makes us all appreciate the simple pleasures of those things “green” that grow.

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