Ten Million Watt

September 4, 2017

Fredric. Opal. Andrew. Ivan. Hugo. Erin. Katrina. Harvey. Such normal sounding names. So nonthreatening. And yet each represents hundreds of lives lost and millions of people affected. Untold billions of dollars and decades to recover. That’s what those names represent. The world of sports was not immune from the battering the gulf region of Texas […]

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Fabulous Football Food

August 28, 2017

With local high schools in action this weekend, we have now officially entered football season! That sound you hear is the collective sigh of relief mixed with a communal, exasperated eye roll. Ok, you can’t actually hear the eye roll. But it’s there. As hard as it may be for some of us to grasp, […]

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Standing (On A Soapbox)

August 21, 2017

I try to steer clear of politics here, but recent events have put some things on my mind and heart, and while I don’t want to offend anyone, I do have this outlet, so…here we go. Lately, my Twitter feed and Facebook timeline look like something I might clean out of a clogged shower drain. […]

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I Hear Voices

August 14, 2017

Let me state, for the record, right off the bat, as a matter of full disclosure, that I have a day job in radio broadcasting. I want to make that clear because I’m going to spend a little time today talking to you about the voices of the sports we consume. So just know, be […]

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Spectacular Spectators

August 7, 2017

Listening to a sports call-in show last week, I heard the host ask the audience about the most amazing thing they had seen at a live sporting event (it is the dog days of summer, after all, and while baseball is in full swing and football is right around the corner, Wednesday afternoons on a […]

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Winter…er… Football Is Coming

July 31, 2017

It’s the end of July. Outside it feels like someone left the world’s largest pot of water boiling on the stove. The inside of your car doesn’t even register on the thermometer anymore. Inside, the cold water tap in the kitchen dispenses water warm enough to bathe in and the A/C unit is threatening to […]

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The Open

July 24, 2017

There’s something romantic about the game of golf. I don’t mean candlelight dinners and Valentine’s Day romance. I mean the history of the game. The players, the courses, the traditions…there is a certain amount of nostalgia built into the game that creates a certain…well, romance. This weekend is The Open. The Brits hate it when […]

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Summer Sucks (Please Come Back, Football!)

July 20, 2017

When you live deep in the heart of SEC country, there’s no way around it…summer sucks (sorry, mom. I know you don’t like that word, but there really isn’t anything else that quite captures the absolute crappiness of the summer). It’s hot. It’s humid. There’s no football. Ah… and that’s the real problem, isn’t it? […]

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Hey Greg? Need A Favor…

July 17, 2017

While taking a break this week from the continuous stream of The Office that never seems to end at my home (I have a 17 year old son. He’s on his 10th time through the series. Thanks Netflix), I scanned through the upper, triple digit channels from my local cable provider and was somewhat startled […]

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SEC Media Days: A Must Have

July 10, 2017

The annual cattle call/feeding frenzy/psychotic event/beat writer expense report padding session known as SEC Media Days begins this week, and with it the unofficial kickoff of the 2017 college football season. I, for one, cannot wait. It’s something we definitely cannot live without! SEC Media Days (SECMDs) are a welcome respite from the long, arduous […]

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