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Christmas is a time for family — immediate or extended

December 21, 2014 The Christmas season is a very special time of year. It is a time when families gather. My kids will be at my house for Christmas day. more »»

Ten sports-minded Christmas gift ideas

December 18, 2014 Santa Claus is coming to town! A.K.A. Ol’ Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or Papa Noel (Brazil’s affectionate label), he is as much a global phenomenon as the Olympics or World Cup socce. more »»

Legacy left by Lyle Alzado

December 14, 2014 To this day, I’m still not sure what the booklet was doing on my brother’s desk. But it was there, with a frail man in a bandanna on its cove. more »»

17 in a row is not too shabby for a night at the bowling alley

December 14, 2014 Do you remember the rubber ball attached to the wooden paddle with an elongated rubber band? That toy brought a lot of kids plenty of enjoyment in my younger days as the purpose of the game was to... more »»

I think you will give a thumbs up to this pertinent bowling advice

December 7, 2014 For those of you who have seen me bowl, you may be a little surprised that I would actually try to pass on any advice about this marvelous sport. more »»

Do as you say: AD Hackett says all the right things in firing of Hoke

December 4, 2014 It wasn’t just the right thing to do. It was the only thing to do. more »»

Stories from the wonderful world of bowling for Thanksgiving

November 30, 2014 As this Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to share some interesting bowling stories that I recently ran across. One of these people will be thankful for what happened. more »»

Reality is somewhere in the middle

November 23, 2014 Somewhere between Vince Lombardi’s “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” and Grantland Rice’s paraphrased “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you played the game,” there lies a... more »»

What kind of bowling alley personality to you think you have?

November 23, 2014 Having been a league bowling member for some 40 years now, I always have maintained that you meet an extremely eclectic group of people at the lanes. Bowlers come in all shapes and sizes. more »»

Feeling the Beat in a crowded sports marketplace

November 19, 2014 Building a sport brand such as Nike, adidas, the Yankees, Manchester United or Gatorade doesn’t happen by accident. more »»

’Berg wrestling gets a big win on the road

November 19, 2014 CINCINNATI — Calvert graduate Joe Brodman won by technical fall and four teammates pinned their foes Tuesday as Heidelberg romped past Mount St. Joseph 48-6. more »»

Sometimes I simply have to marvel at the athletic feats of others

November 16, 2014 Bob Etzinger is a golf buddy of mine who participates in the Fort Wayne Fling. I had a chance to catch up with him this week for the first time since that June golf outin. more »»

Fort Loramie dashes McComb’s title hopes

November 9, 2014 FAIRBORN — McComb will have to wait at least one more year. more »»

Some bowling achievements are a little more impressive than others

November 2, 2014 Everyone wants to make their mark in life. Using bowling terminology, the mark could be either a strike or spare. more »»

Cavs a made-to-order championship contender

November 2, 2014 Building a team, a great team, a championship-caliber team, is supposed to take time. Or at least, that’s how it’s always worked in Cleveland. OK, that’s not true. more »»

25 things

October 26, 2014 1. more »»

Maybe we should be a little more respectful towards bowling pins

October 26, 2014 They never get a compliment. The best they can hope for is to be ignored. At worst, they will be called every name in the book for simply standing still. more »»

Cliff’s notes

October 19, 2014 Confession: I’m not a numbers guy. more »»

Who is the greatest multi-sport athlete ever? The choice is yours

October 19, 2014 Here’s a question for you. Who is the greatest multi-sport athlete you know? Quick, I need an answer. For those of you who thought of this scribe, I thank you. I also question your sanity. more »»

Just like riding a bike? Bowling returns after a decade-long hiatus

October 12, 2014 At the end of last bowling season, my team was not sure another year was in the offing. Injuries, work and vacations forced us to bowl short many night. more »»



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