Archive for Blog
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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Mar
31

Commentary: When Is A Joke Not A Joke…?

If you’re one who’s fascinated by I-Phones and social media, learn something from the D’Angelo Russell fiasco. And ask yourself the question: When is a joke not a joke?

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Mar
28

The God’s Honest Truth About The Reds, Baseball, Opening Day…..

Opening day for the Reds is a week away, and for the life of me I can’t seem to care. But I can list the reasons for you…why!

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Mar
27

Hooley: The Puppy And The Old Dog….

All the things Jim Harbaugh’s required to do to win at Michigan form an exhilarating adventure made all the more exhilarating by the coaches and empty suits he ticks off doing what he does.

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Mar
24

Nate Jenkins: March Madness Syndrome

I’ve reached a place in my life where the thrill of the buzzer beater just isn’t worth the hour of volume-increased commercials beforehand. The pre-game hype, the incessant analysis, and the onslaught of advertising wearies my soul, to be honest.

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Mar
24

Why Is EVERYONE Apologizing…?

The epidemic of political correctness has now smacked Ohio State University where it hurts the most…its athletic director apologizing to Michigan for a snarky remark about football. And I ask…why?

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