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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Game? What Game?

January 8, 2018

Due to deadlines and publishing requirements, one of the peculiarities of this column is that I must file it to the editor before any of the big sports stories for the weekend have actually occurred. That’s a little peek behind the curtain, perhaps, but maybe you have wondered why, in a Sunday column in the […]

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Smelly Shoes

January 1, 2018

It’s the end of the year, and time for a quick recap of some of the highlights of 2017! Nah… I’m just yanking your chain. I wouldn’t do that to you. Let’s face it… you’ll see eleventy billion “year in review” pieces all over the place during the next few days. And plenty of “How […]

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It’s A Long Story

December 22, 2017

(Author’s Note: There is some language following. I do not apologize for it.) It was almost 11:30 at night when the man overboard alarm sounded. I remember that because I was just signing off on the final fuel readings and waiting for Lessard to relieve me as Oil King of the Watch. The alarm was […]

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Is It (a) Cold In Here?

December 18, 2017

There is nothing in heaven or on Earth more pathetic than a man with a cold. I’m not sure why that is, but it’s darn near indisputable. The cold and flu season can just drop a guy in his tracks. Just ask any woman. I’m not really sure why this is. I mean, we’ll push […]

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Name That Bowl!

December 11, 2017

College football bowl season is here, and while the “New Year’s 6” get most of the press, there are a large spate of bowls all over the country, with more being added seemingly every year. It’s a little known fact that the NCAA is pelted with requests every year for new bowl games and new […]

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The Sunday Afternoon of Football

December 4, 2017

There is a bittersweet aspect to Sundays. Technically they are still part of the weekend, but you can see Monday coming. Maybe you go to church. Maybe you do your weekly grocery shopping or laundry or meal prep. Maybe you take a day of rest and watch sports or go for hikes or bike rides. […]

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