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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Make Baseball Great Again

July 3, 2017

It’s Independence Day Weekend I need help. I need your help. Don’t worry, I’m not moving or painting a house. I don’t have IT issues (well, I do, but that’s not what I need help with. But if you know somebody…?). I’m not rebuilding the carburetor in an ’83 Wagon Queen Family Truckster (“You think […]

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Cutting The Cord

June 26, 2017

I write this column every week here in the sports pages, and I’m very fortunate to have editors who give me pretty much complete creative control when it comes to subject matter. That’s why you’ve seen stories from my covering topics as varied as sports in the military to why I wasn’t thinking about sports […]

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No Pod Races Allowed

June 19, 2017

It’s Father’s Day weekend and I should be writing a column about how sports brings fathers and sons together, or Phil Mickelson dropping out of the U.S. Open to be at his daughter’s graduation, or coaches being father figures, or dads who volunteer to coach their kids, or a hundred other time-honored topics surrounding this […]

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What About Bob (Stoops)?

June 12, 2017

Poor Bob Stoops. I feel for the guy. Out of work. Man, no matter how it happens, it’s just the worst. I should know. I’ve quit more jobs than a cheap printer. It’s never easy. Sure, the guy has made eleventy-billion dollars over the last 18 years as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners (next […]

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Broken Windows

June 5, 2017

News came out this week that three former administrators from Penn State are getting jail time for their involvement in the Sandusky scandal. That horrid affair seems like ancient history to many Americans, thanks to our ADD raddled news cycle, but the main trial began almost exactly 5 years ago. My son was 12, but […]

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Will Power

May 29, 2017

Let me tell you a story… I once knew a guy named Will (not his real name.) He was a pretty amazing guy. Will came from a large family. He had 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and was the middle child. They lived in a small town in Kansas, and were a very average family. […]

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Chin Music

May 22, 2017

We are full on into baseball/softball season, and viewers and listeners across the fruited plain are being inundated with time-tested, well worn terms and phrases unique to the diamond. And since the game has been around since the early Paleozoic Era, there are plenty of them. Sure, football, basketball and hockey have their own particular […]

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