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Dec
23

The Solution To Peace On Earth…(And Good Will Towards Men)

We’ve done it so long it’s become little more than a habit. But regardless of what you believe about helping others during the holidays, here’s one possible solution for more peace on earth and good will towards men.

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Dec
18

Time For Sweeping Change….

They were out-coached, they were out-played, and they were out-classed. Sunday’s loss to the Steelers left little doubt that being swept by their bitter rival in Pittsburgh is an obvious omen. There’s a lot of sweeping to be done in Cincinnati.

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Dec
17

On Becoming A Parent

If you’ve forgotten the sensation of learning that you’re going to be a parent, the real joy is that of thinking down the road, past the ‘baby’ part, to the responsibilities that come when someone calls you “dad”.

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Dec
16

A Cynical Writer’s Wish List For The Holidays…

They say the more you do something the better it gets. Not necessarily. We’ve taken sports to limits that to many have become insufferable…and wonder why we continue to support it.

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Dec
14

Nugent’s Story The Ultimate Life Lesson

If you’re one of those who laments about an obsession with winning, take the example of what happened to Mike Nugent Tuesday and figure it out. The reality is…there’s no alternative.

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Dec
11

Christmas Shopping……

You think old habits don’t die hard? My adolescent years still dictate how I feel about the holidays, and wish lists, and shopping for Christmas.

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Dec
9

Men, And Decorating For Christmas….

If you’re emotional about tradition and decorating for the holidays, kids, thank your lucky stars for Mom and all she means to the family and your household. ‘Cause if something happens to Mom…all bets are off.

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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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