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Oct
3

Rockies-Cubs Prove A Point….

If you managed to stay up for the end, Tuesday’s NL wildcard game once again proved that there is no sport that individually, or collectively, matches baseball for intrigue, drama, and the unexpected.

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Sep
14

Thoughts On A Current Trend…Of Snubbing The Press

While the big boys in big markets cry because Nick (Saban) won’t talk, or Urban says the same thing when he does talk, I say…it’s not that big a deal. There’s more to a good story than just writing.

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Sep
12

Point, Counter-Point, On Williams And The ‘Double Standard’…

Since this week’s post on Monday a number of readers, old and new, have written to share their opinion on Serena Williams and the manner in which she “took down” the US Open for the double standard that exists between men and women in tennis. Here’s few we’ve chosen to share.

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Sep
10

Serena Williams, And Double Standards…..

When Serena Williams went on a rant last week about double standards at the US Open she did little to help the cause, other than remind us that when people of her reputation act that way…you usually get your way. And what’s not double about that?

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Sep
9

Hoard On NFL Opening Day: Walking Away From ‘The Shield’

For years the NFL had a good thing going and then simply took it too far. They ran their stick in the ground and broke it off. Announcers who fear silence, and factoids with no bearing. Try to understand. I’m just tired of it all.

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Sep
9

Death, And Dealing With That Which We Cannot Control….

They say that bad things come in threes, and when they do come we’re seldom prepared to understand why. Which is why you live every day as if it might be your last.

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Sep
5

Swooshed…Nike’s Latest Statement May Cost Them Their Soul (Sole)

In an odd marketing move on Monday, Nike Corporation chose fallen NFL star Colin Kapernick to be the face of the company in their new ad campaign. For the sake of ‘sacrifice’, they might have chosen better.

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Aug
22

Thoughts On Why We’re Playing Another HS Season…..

Before they kick off on Friday night, let’s try to put some perspective on why area football teams are out there in the first place. And if winning is their focus, why apologize for it? Why play if you don’t intend to win?

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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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