Archive for Blog
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.

Share
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?

Share
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?

Share
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!

Share
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.

Share
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.

Share
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.

Share
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”?

Share
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!

Share
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?

Share
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.

Share
Mar
17

Good, But Not Good Enough…!

It represents the age-old struggle between individual talent and team success…when good is lost for the fact that the team doesn’t win.

Share
Mar
16

Hard To Pick A Winner, Because…..

Tuesday’s Division IV regional semi-final poses a issue…four teams, four coaches…for which you can’t help but wish the best.

Share
Mar
12

Troy’s Football Hire A Page From Back To The Future

Troy High School’s hire of a new football coach is a calculated gamble that old attitudes towards commitment and preparation really aren’t out of step at all. They still work!

Share
Mar
11

Does Cutting A Black Player Make You A Racist…?

Apparently we’ve passed the point of selective process in the work place, especially if race is suspected. At least Stephen A. Smith thinks so.

Share
Mar
9

UK “Not” The People’s Choice (?)

It’s a sign of the times, I guess…the sentiment against Kentucky running the table, winning the NCAA tournament, and then bolting for the NBA.

Share
Mar
7

Nate Jenkins: On Blowouts…!

To the issue of all-inclusive high school tournaments that lead to routs of epic proportion, I pause and wonder what makes a blowout a blowout, and at what point running up the score becomes the wrong thing to do.

Share
Mar
2

“Wishin’ And Hopin’”…

On this date fifteen years ago…the passing of a name you might not know, but for the sake of her contribution to the world of music, one you should never forget!

Share
Mar
2

The Numbers Tell: Too Many Games…?

Again I ask the question: Give me one good reason for 4o-point margins (or greater) in the opening round of the state basketball tournament. And does it make more dollars, than sense!

Share
Mar
1

My Moment With “Mo”…..

Life’s twists and turns, and once in a while, when you least expect it, that moment reserved for you, and you only. Let me tell you about it!

Share