Archive for Blog
Feb
20

The “Oscars”, And The Hypocrisy Of A Culture

While we complain about the moral culture of our country, and the example set for future generations, apparently it doesn’t matter when it comes to attention for the Golden Globes and the Oscars?

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Feb
17

2015 Hal McCoy Award: Hey, It Can Be “Your” Money!

Time is ticking on your opportunity to apply for scholarship money from Press Pros. You may not know; and if that’s the case, read on!

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Feb
16

Like So Much NBA, Slam Dunk Contest More Hype Than “Hops”…

They (ESPN) try to make a big deal out of it, and the winner was a teenager I’d never heard of. Why the NBA’s slam dunk contest has no relevance to basketball.

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Feb
15

The Most Unfair Tax Of All…..!

As you drop your check in the mail this week, and fume over the fact that nothing you work to achieve in this life is ever fully yours, consider why your hard-earned home is the worst objecct of taxation, and the heaviest burden, of all!

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Feb
10

On Matriarchs (Moms), And What Mine Means To Me…

I’m privileged to have the living example of hard work and perseverance, with a lot of character thrown in. And some who know here would tell, my mom, for what she can still do, is quite the character.

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Feb
5

Home Cures That Do…And Don’t…Work!

With respect and appreciation to my ancestors, family, friends, and helpful acquaintances, I’m battling through a head cold wondering which is worse…the cold or all the cures people suggest!

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Feb
5

Recruiting Coverage Proves That We Really Don’t Care That Much (About The Kids)

If we really care that much about respect for student athletes, their character, and their best interests in taking the next step in life, why showcase them like a prize steer on recruiting day?

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Feb
4

Sonny: Ten Good Questions…!

Uninspired as February approaches, anything but optimistic about the Reds’ chances this coming season, and cynical about the leadership of our country and the direction of culture, I share some personal observations that apparently have no resolution.

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Jan
30

Why Baseball Has To Be Relevant, Even In Winter

Responding to recent emails about content from Greg Hoard, Tony Vittorio, and yours truly on baseball, some perspective on why we continue to write about baseball…all year long!

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Jan
27

If We Have The Freedom To Speak….!

Regardless of who wins this week’s Super Bowl, consider some ironies that cast doubts on the basic premise of fair play, journalistic credibility, and freedom of speech!

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Jan
25

Hoard: Things That Confound…

It’s mid-winter and while I stare daily at Ohio’s gray skies and colorless landscape…I look about to find and concede that it’s perhaps the little things that really drive me nuts, not temps and flora, or worry over Ohio State’s next recruiting class.

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Jan
24

Remembering Ernie Banks…A Beautiful Man!

His passing Friday brought to me a particular sadness, of memories of good days in baseball, our one meeting and his words on loving the game and optimism. He was Mr. Cub…Ernie Banks!

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Jan
21

Like He’d Never Left…!

Mike Piatt’s first night back as a head coach left him wanting…for time, for a better result, and most assuredly, a different circumstance.

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Jan
20

Press Pros Welcomes Doug Harris….!

The latest of area “pros” to join the editorial staff of Press Pros, Doug Harris brings the total package as former athlete, and award-winning writer.

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Jan
16

A Final Thought On Football, 2014-15…!

No, nothing to do with concussions, or coaches, or school boards, or even the OHSAA. But before another season here’s two things I hope the better minds of football fix!

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Jan
12

What Doesn’t Make $ense About O$U And Oregon….

Like the rest of you, I’ll be up tonight watching as the Buckeyes and Oregon play for the national championship…if I can stay awake that long!

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Jan
10

Last Word On The Buckeyes…And Coaches Who Behave Badly(?)

My column prior to the OSU-Alabama game has apparently created a thirst for more. I was so close to actually predicting that outcome that now you ask…can it happen again?

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Jan
6

From The Mouth Of Kobe…

Kobe Bryant finally said something last week with which I can agree. He said AAU basketball is killing the game in America. I say…it already has.

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Jan
5

“Bad Dream” Bengals Stay On Script

How could you have expected more? Nothing ever changes with the Bengals, which means nothing ever changes for a Bengals fan!

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Jan
1

What I Heard On New Year’s Eve….

If you want to have a better New Year’s Eve for 2016, plan now. Don’t be the same victim you were this year. Prove that you’re capable of change.

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