For Benjamin, On Your 13th Birthday

March 14, 2018

(The following is a letter I wrote for my nephew Benjamin. My sister, Benjamin’s mother, said I should post it here. This was not intended for my blog, but with her blessing, I am posting it. Along with this letter, I gave Benjamin the knife and picture of my grandfather pictured below.) Benjamin, This is […]

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Bracket Underdogs

March 12, 2018

College basketball post season is here and as much as it pains me to admit it, I’m hooked. I know I have mentioned this before, but the whole basketball thing is pretty foreign to me. Just haven’t been a fan. But now I am. And I fully admit that my fandom is due to one […]

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Boys And Baseball

March 5, 2018

College baseball is kicking off around the country, and, as I mentioned last week, my son is quickly turning into a man. And oddly enough, I can’t think of one without the other. When my son turned 11, I took him and two of his friends to a college baseball game for his birthday. Eleven. […]

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Just One of the Guys

February 26, 2018

  Like many of us born before 1980, I am often dumbfounded by what I observe, behavior-wise, in many of the youth of today (GET OFF MY LAWN!). I mean, do these kids not know that their hats are on crooked? Is it not obvious that their slouching demeanors make them look shifty, or that […]

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Pearl Of Wisdom

February 19, 2018

It has been well documented, here and basically everywhere, that I’m not really a basketball fan. I’ve tried. Many times. But frankly, the game today bears little resemblance to the game I used to play. To be fair, I was in 3rd grade , so the mere fact that players can dribble between their legs […]

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All That Glitters Is Gold

February 12, 2018

Gold, baby, GOLD! Sweet, American Olympic gold! I don’t care that the winter Olympics are in PyeongChang, South Korea (“Come for the Bibimbap, stay for the curling!”), you can still smell the fragrant aroma from the games all across the globe. And do you know what that smell is? FREEDOM! Just kidding. It’s the bibimbap. […]

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The XFL Is Back, Baby!

February 5, 2018

The XFL is back and I couldn’t be happier! For those who don’t remember, the Original XFL (OXFL) had only one season, back in 2001. It was all hype and very little substance. All hat, no cattle, as my Uncle George would say. Conceived in the back corners of Vince McMahon’s steroid addled brain, this […]

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An Unwanted Story

January 29, 2018

This wasn’t the column I wanted to write today. I had a nice little list going of possible topics: college basketball, attending sporting events with your kids, what it’s like to see your son grow from little league soccer to an adult, the return of the XFL. All of those, and many more, were possibilities. […]

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Greene With Envy

January 22, 2018

I don’t usually get very specific about certain programs in this column, especially my Alma Mater, Auburn University. I am aware that there is a hefty percentage of my readers who could not care less about my Auburn Tigers. So generally, I steer clear and speak in generalities. But not today. Because this week, Auburn […]

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Same Time, Next Year

January 15, 2018

The college football season has come to and end. A moment of silence, please. Ok…, sorry. I know almost everyone has mentally shifted gears to other sports, but many of us are in a period of mourning. It won’t last long. NFL playoffs are going strong, The Big Game is right around the corner, college […]

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