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Jun
8

Waiting For The Promised “Finals”…..

We were told that the rematch between Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers would be something epic to remember. From what we’ve seen…who can forget soon enough?

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Jun
7

Reds And Teams Like Them At A Draft Crossroads…..

If you’re an optimistic Reds fan because they have the have the #2 pick in this week’s MLB draft, “curb your enthusiasm”. Their recent record in that mirrors their current record on the field. Coincidence?

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May
19

Some Words On Baseball Fights, Heroes, and Role Models…..

If you’re horrified over the punch that Rangers shortstop Rougned Odor landed on Jose Bautista, answer me why. And then think about what you expect…and why?

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May
18

Would You Recognize A Buckeye In Spring….?

We all claim to be “Buckeyes” comes football season, when we wear the red and gray. But would you be so saavy as to recognize a “real” Buckeye months before kickoff…and all those necklaces?

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May
17

How I’ll Remember “The Forgettable Spring”….

It doesn’t seem that long since New Year’s and the Buckeyes winning the Fiesta Bowl, and in reality it has been, because there’s been very little memorable since then with which to gauge…except in one particular case.

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May
8

Mothers Day: Moms Of A Generation…

It’s hard to honor one’s mother without at least some consideration for what so many of them have missed…from being a product of their own time.

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May
7

Bucks Best Performance Yet Buoys Hope For Season, Future….

It’s taken nearly 50 games, but finally…Friday’s win over Iowa defined the object of a program for the present, and a future befitting what it means to be a Buckeye.

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May
6

Small Market Goes Both Ways…Some Suggestions For The Reds

A month into the season and the Reds are what they are, but for the sake of relevance to their fans, the Reds had better make some considerations…and soon!

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Apr
23

The Quiet Guy In The Back Of The Bus….

The one pre-season worry for Greg Beals and the Buckeyes turns out now not to be the unknown which they feared. It’s now an old nemesis they know quite well.

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Apr
22

Spring Notes About Things That Matter…And Those That Don’t

If we’re so enduring about doing what’s best for kids, communities, their character, our character, and the culture, I have to believe that what you “hear” can hurt you. At the very least…embarrass!

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Apr
21

Hooley: Honesty Is The Best Policy, Except When….

One of these days, maybe Stephen A. and others offended by almost everything will let us know when it’s OK to speak truthfully and when it isn’t. But until then, coaches owe it to every prospect they coach…to have their assessments, and their word, trusted by those who hold the reins in the National Football League.

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Apr
18

On Jackie vs. Larry…And Why You’ll Ask, “Larry Who?”

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball, indeed, but will we ever reach that point where can we appreciate him, and others, for something more than social pioneers?

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Apr
14

Do You Like Your Legacies With A Little Tarnish…?

60 points on your last day on the job is impressive, and 20 years with the same team is unheard of. But I’d think a lot differently about Kobe’s last game as a Laker if there hadn’t been so many other days in between.

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Apr
14

Nate Jenkins: How Much Would You Pay To Say You Were There?

If you want to be at the big game you’re going have to pay for it. But, what’s it worth to you, and more importantly, why?

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Apr
10

What You Do When The Buckeyes Get Rained Out….

What do you do when you’re on the road for baseball…and there is no baseball? You become a tourist.

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Apr
7

Hooley: Of All People, The Browns Figure Out RG III….

Most say that signing RG III as a renovation project for starting quarterback is a reach. But don’t worry, Browns fans, the team that’s had 24 quarterbacks in 17 seasons, that hasn’t won since 2007, and went 3-13 last year, has finally figured it all out.

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Apr
7

Is HS Baseball Really More Trouble Than It’s Worth….?

The weather of the past three weeks would portend a change in season and the way we think about spring sports like baseball and softball. But change comes hard when the prevailing opinion is that moving the season is simply too much trouble to benefit too few.

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Apr
4

Peyton Manning, Our Ideal Man

When we raise a statue, we say to future generations, “Here are the best of our values, embodied.” To Hoosiers, I guess that means Peyton Manning.

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Apr
4

Buckeyes, Flyers, Of A Different Season….

If you wondering why so much attention to college baseball on this website, read, consider, and appreciate what used to be…and the way it is now.

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Mar
31

On This Date, April 1st: The Day John McSherry Died….

I knew him as an instructor, and as an umpiring acquaintance. But that was enough for former big league umpire John McSherry to call you..his friend. Remembering a sad day in major league baseball.

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