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Dec
5

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson: On This Date, 1951…!

His guilt in throwing the 1919 World Series was never proven, and in fact the courts found him innocent. But for the rest of his life Joe Jackson lived with the stain of having disgraced the game of baseball.

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Dec
2

If Urban Meyer Had Thrown A Headset…Would It Have Mattered?

Laugh, thumb your nose at him, and have your fun while fun is to be had at Jim Harbaugh’s expense. But remember, if you don’t have a passion for winning you’re branded forever as something worse than a whiner.

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Nov
30

Remembering Lou “The Toe” Groza…..

It’s hard to imagine football for what it’s become in Ohio this week without remembering the life, career, and legacy of one of the state’s finest…former Browns kicker, Lou Groza.

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Nov
30

College Football Should Go To Eight-Team Playoff

A four-team playoff just doesn’t give enough deserving teams a chance to play for the national title…or enough people like me to write about why eight “is” enough!

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Nov
24

A Thanksgiving Prophecy

The untold story of our forebears’ meeting with the Indian prophet who foresaw what would become of Thanksgiving Day.

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Nov
23

What’s Left To Rank….?

We’ve considered coaches, we’ve considered players, so what’s left? Well, man does not live by football alone. There has to be either beer, or pizza, or burgers, or atmosphere before the game. Let me share some of the best for 2016.

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Nov
21

For Lack Of Protest…Signs Of A Different Time

There were no protestors in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania over the weekend…just those who came together to remember our differences and celebrate that which most now recognize as the event that brought us together.

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Nov
15

Bengals The Latest Model For Truth…

If you’re concerned over the realities of day to day, of the elections, our country, and the future…consider the example of what’s being written about the Bengals (of what’s been written), and maybe give truth a chance!

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Nov
14

Nikon Naked…In North Dakota

No, it wasn’t like it sounds, but just in case you wondered…it’s what happens when you leave home without your Nikon(s).

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Nov
13

A Necessary Meeting Of “The Board”….

Four friends for life, we took a long weekend to reunite while we could, to share that which had brought us together, and lean on each other in the face of our failings. Why now, during the height of football playoffs? Because there is no tomorrow promised.

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Nov
7

A Vote For Al Hirt…1922-1999

If you’re worn out from politics and the dark choice between Hillary and Donald, go to YouTube and brighten your day with the memory and sound of Al Hirt, born on this date in 1922.

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Nov
6

Regardless Of Who Wins…

One of our most loyal readers took the time to write and ask about a prediction for Tuesday’s election. I don’t think about it much, except for how I already feel given the process of either being elected?

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Oct
31

You Kinda’ Have To Buy What Cam’s Cookin’….

Cam Newton came out after Sunday’s game and flatly said he doesn’t get the protection afforded other quarterbacks by the NFL. If you watch the film…it appears he’s right.

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Oct
30

Cold, Hard Football Talk….

As the playoffs begin, some words in response to readers’ concerns over ‘COTY’ candidates overlooked…and once again why I believe the playoff system is simply too long.

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Oct
21

On Going To Musicals…And Growing Old!

It must be a sure sign that the apocalypse is upon us…Latin ‘rap’ music to profile historical American figures and people standing in line to pay their hard-earned money (and lots of it) to hear it. Why can’t Hillary promise free tickets for that, too?

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Oct
20

A Picture That Brings Back A Lotta’ Memories

Hail the Cleveland Indians for making the World Series. I only wish it could have been in their old ballpark, and with me sitting in my “own seat” – a special seat right behind home plate. I’ll explain.

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Oct
19

Dreaming About Baseball, Rather Than Watching It….

Game three of the ALCS gave all the proof you need about why games take four hours to play…and why some of us go to bed dreaming about the way it used to be.

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Oct
18

Opinions Really Are Like Noses…But They’d Better Be Good About The Buckeyes

Saturday’s Buckeye heart-stopper gave some readers plenty of reason to vent over the difference of opinion in two Press Pros columns…and I assume because they won!

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Oct
16

OSU Out-Thinks Itself…And Still Wins!

You can’t find fault with the effort, and certainly the outcome, but someplace in the middle of Saturday night’s win the Buckeyes seemed to lose their way. Read the latest Buckeye post in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
15

An Object Lesson For Matt Burgbacher….

As his record ascends and anticipation builds for the annual rival game with Piqua, Troy’s Matt Burgbacher would do well to consider a point handed down from the ol’ ball coach up the road. If you’re coaching at either school…don’t make permanent plans until you beat Piqua (or Troy).

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