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Jan
21

If Records Are So Important…Why Isn’t Winning?

A few words of consideration regarding people who criticize an obsession with winning, while maintaining an appreciation for individual milestones.

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Jan
15

Two Things About The Vikings-Saints Game…

I admit to being older. I admit to being cynical in my view of culture. But when I watched the conclusion of Sunday’s Saints-Vikings game…for the life of me there’s no way I could bring myself to understand two very obvious issues.

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Jan
4

What I Learned From Wes Farno….

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Ridiculous! But where there’s a Wes, and some tasty incentive, there’s a way. Read on and I’ll share a valuable New Year’s tip that I’ve learned.

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Jan
3

Bengal Fans…You Just Got What You Deserved!

Tuesday’s announcement that Marvin Lewis would return to coach the Bengals was no surprise, so why will Bengal fans feign upset that he’s returning? I guarantee, you’ll come back for more.

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Dec
13

Me, Bret Favre…And Real, Comfortable Jeans

If you’re trying to buy some pants for Dad for the holidays, you might want to take the time and trouble to ask him before you do…if he wants to be fashionable, or just comfortable. I have my own opinion.

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Dec
7

Shame On The NFL…And Don’t Call It Football!

Like many of you, I made the mistake of watching the Bengals-Steelers game. I wish I hadn’t; and here’s why!

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Nov
29

A ‘Stinky’ Lump Of Coal…Humbug!

Faced with an odor from under my office desk…and house and home itself…this holiday season has started out with something a little different from the usual stocking stuffer.

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Nov
24

State Semi Weekend Views: And What’s Really Good For Football

Reader comments continue to roll in on everything from coach of the year…to competitive balance, and why some new teams in the state finals would be good for high school football.

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Nov
16

On This Date: “Gitty Up Go, Daddy…!”

Many won’t remember, and others will scoff, but on this date 35 years ago the truckers’ troubadour left the highway for the last time.

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Nov
16

A Word About How We Do It, And With Whom….

As we draw to the end of another fall sports season I would take a few moments to pay some tribute to hard-working people who frankly choose love of a job over the love of more money.

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Nov
10

Volleyball Finals: Day Two, And What They’re Still Saying….

Less than 24 hours after Paige Jones’ tourney record, those that hadn’t seen her play previous are still shaking their heads.

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Nov
7

How Empires Come To An End….

In a scene eerily reminiscent of other cultures breaking down, the Bengals took another step Sunday towards the need for total makeover.

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Nov
5

If Your Head Hurts…Rub Your Foot?

As funny as it sounds, every ache you have does not necessarily mean taking a pill to get rid of it. Sometimes it’s as easy as simply rubbing your foot. It’s called “reflexology”…and it works!

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Nov
3

Friday Night Playoffs Become All Or Nothing…For Fans

The OHSAA’s decision to play all of its football playoff games on Friday nights might come back to bite them – the example of metrics and too much financial analysis running amuck with those who just want a game to go to…on Saturday night!

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Oct
29

The Numbers Don’t Lie…Anna Makes Four SCL Schools In VB Regionals!

If you do the math this weekend’s accomplishments by area high schools become all the more impressive. Because seriously, how many leagues can you name where more than half – HALF – its members qualify for the post-season playoffs?

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Oct
14

The Struggle With Our Own Sensitivities…And How We Learn

If you question how we got to the point of misunderstanding over who stands for the National Anthem, and who doesn’t, understand the the issue is as raw and open as our individual sensitivities…to almost everything!

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Oct
10

Jerry Jones Breaks Rank, Plays The Good ‘Retail’ Card….

It took five weeks and some Texas ‘crawdaddin’, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones finally put his foot down Sunday. You either stand for the National Anthem, or you don’t play for the Cowboys!

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Oct
6

Some Days Are Tougher (Much Tougher) Than Others….

We all have those days when you ask yourself why you try so hard, and what’s the reward? Today, a punch to the gut, and a tribute to one of our best PPM friends.

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Oct
3

I Spent The Day Praying…..

Whether you’re actually spiritual or not, Monday was a day when you couldn’t help but reach out to a hoped-for higher power – a day when it seemed that hope was all that was left for everyone.

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Oct
2

I Didn’t Watch…Did You?

A week after all the fuss over NFL protests during the national anthem, did your disgust translate into abstinance…and watching the product out of habit? Mine did.

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