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Aug
12

Question: Does The Urban Meyer Story Validate Trump…?

As the story of who knew what, when, and what did they do about it rolls on, doesn’t it make you wonder if anyone, anywhere, is content to report the truth…when it’s confirmed that it is the truth?

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Aug
5

Nobody Wins In The Urban Meyer Story…!

We may never know the facts of who knew what, and when, in the Ohio State coaching and abuse scandal. But whatever comes, it’s doubtful there’s going to be a clear-cut winner in the end.

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Jul
31

Back Where It’s Simpler…And First Responses On “The Noose”

My weekend trip to California was eye-opening, for sure, and another reason to appreciate how the other half lives. And by the way…it’s a very good reason to appreciate how we live back here in the Midwest, too.

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Jul
24

Who Are We Kidding? Pete Rose, Or Congress…?

They open the doors to baseball heaven next weekend for a handful of new members, and none of them with Pete Rose’s credentials. Just beneficiaries of America’s most curious double standard.

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Jul
16

Culture Catches Up To Mike Matheny

Culture, as much as the record, will account for the dismissal of St. Louis Cardinals’ manager Mike Matheny on Saturday. A reality that cooks at a slow boil in sport at every level.

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Jun
8

Because There’s Just More Important Things…..

Two issues that beg being aired, just because they’ve worn out their welcome: 1) The NBA Finals, and 2) Do you really care if Terrell (Owens) shows up at the Hall of Fame when he’s inducted in July?

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Apr
16

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
8

A Revelation About Iowa High School Baseball…..

It’s the only state in the midwest that plays high school baseball AFTER graduation. And in Iowa they make it work for – get this – the sake of the kids.

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Feb
26

Is There Such A Thing As Living Too Long…?

On the occasion of my 66th birthday I think about all the things I’ve witnessed over that time – compared to what I see now and for the forseeable future. How to appreciate the journey, and the destination?

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Feb
21

How Floridians (At Least One) Think About The Shootings…

A drive with a Florida taxi driver was enlightening, as to how some closest to the Broward County shootings feel about why it happens, and how to stop it from happening again.

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Feb
20

The Foolishness Of Speeding Up Baseball Games….

Rob Manfred handed down the new rules for speeding up baseball Monday. What he did…was show how little he really knows about what makes baseball games long in the first place. Read on…you too, Rob!

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Feb
18

Miami County’s Best…

The Troy Christian Eagles and the Bethel Bees tuned up for tournament action with a dandy of a season finale that took an extra session to decide. When the final horn sounded, it was the Eagles standing tall with their 16th consecutive win.

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Feb
6

Now That It’s Over….

Some reflection on the latest football season finally coming to a close…and what we’ve learned from watching the recent Super Bowls. That is, if we really pay attention.

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Feb
3

Give Me Your One Best Reason To Watch The Super Bowl…

Fifty two years ago I watched the first Super Bowl in its entirety, and thought it was ‘Super’. Now I just watch until I get tired of the commercials. And I’m not alone.

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Feb
2

How You Remember People: And ‘Dad’ On His Birthday…

He’s been gone six years now, but every February 1st I remember my dad because of one of his most enjoyable winter habits. Read on as I share.

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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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