Archive for Blog
Aug
9

Why Sports Illustrated Got It Right…

Credit the nation’s most recognized sports weekly for a much-needed look back at the past, and consider the irony of a sports public in which most could care less, and asks…what have you done for me lately?

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Aug
5

The Hypocrisy Of “Standing With Jon”….

Inundated with texts and emails from people professing to support the rehiring of the Ohio State band director, I’m amused with their belief in the power of the “petition”.

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Aug
4

Our 5th Anniversary: And You Know, They Said It Wouldn’t Last…!

They say the first five years are the toughest. I don’t know. In business the more you do the more you discover that still needs to be done. We say…thanks for the work!

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Jul
23

Are We Dangerously Close To Losing Our Most Important Right….

If telling the truth, or expressing an opinion, is subject to that much criticism and scrutiny, we will not all grow hesitant to question policy or state publicly our resistance to any perceived injustice in the future?

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Jul
6

Big Ten Expansion Too Far “Off Broadway”…?

Now that summer is focused on fall, it will be interesting to see if the Big Ten guessed right when it added Rutgers and Maryland. Even the locals who live there have their doubts!

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Jul
3

The “End” Of Summer…?

I’ll share some insight on how fast life is actually lived. A summer milestone stands as testimony that your “vacation” is over…another school year and sports season is just one month away!

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Jun
26

What Jay Bruce Could Do To Help Himself…!

He came out recently in the hometown press to concede…”it’s been a miserable year for me.” But right fielder Jay Bruce should step back and take a look at the opposition, as well as himself. And take what they’re offering to give.

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Jun
24

Glimpse Of A Game Coming Of Age…

The manner in which the U.S. lost its late lead against Portugal might send shivers down the back of every American football fan. “Futbol” has its own version of the “home run” ball…and it’s here to stay!

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Jun
22

Thoughts On Soccer, And “Hatin’ The NBA”…..

I admit, the World Cup has my attention, and apparently I have the attention of some who believe that the NBA is just plain basketball, only better.

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Jun
20

Harry Reid’s Got A Real Problem…Eh?

It just won’t go away, thanks to the watchful eye of our government. But since when does a patent on football team’s logo matter, anyway?

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Jun
17

A United Front: The U.S. Beats Ghana

The U.S. Men’s Soccer Team took a giant leap forward in Group G by defeating a pesky Ghana side, and they did it through a team effort of old and young.

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Jun
16

A Title In Ambivalence….!

The greatest “sell job” in sports? Months after the rest of us have put basketball out of our minds, the NBA has the stage to itself to determine a champion, and I question. Do you even care?

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Jun
11

Perspective On A Statement….!

Lest anyone, or any umpire, was offended by my recent column on shrinking strike zones, soothe your hurt feelings with some “perspective”.

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Jun
6

Another, Greener, Side Of The State Tournament….

Huntington Park’s playing field looks like a pool table…the best field the average high school baseball player will ever play on. But keeping it that way is a whole different matter.

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Jun
3

The Thing About The Washington Redskins That Really Offends Me…!

They’ve had an “offensive” name for decades and culturally we’re still a better country. I say we all (particularly some) have better things to fix than the name of the Washington Redskins.

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May
29

If I Were Any Safer…I’d Have To Pay For It

You may not realize it but your personal freedoms are vanishing with the fees you’re paying government to make you safer when you drive…called revenue enhancement!

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May
14

Will We Ever Just Accept The Facts? I Wonder…!

Faced with the obvious and the inevitable, we continue to pursue a cultural policy of inclusion and political correctness that only ends up embarrassing those we seek to embrace…to include!

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May
13

The Good News About Donald Sterling, The Clippers, And The NBA Mess

Is there a silver lining that’s come from the Donal Sterling statements and the media furor regarding how the NBA handles the Clippers mess? Judging from recent reader comments, I say “yes”!

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May
12

Thoughts On Bad Behavior In Sports: Why Humans Are What They Are….

Why are we shocked, and why do we seek to correct by fines and suspensions those whose mouths project that which comes most natural to all of us…poor behavior!

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May
9

OSU: Seeking Consistency, Now!

The facts are this…this weekend’s series with Michigan (on the road) and next weekend’s series with Northwestern (at home) will determine whether Ohio State makes the Big Ten baseball tournament.

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