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A tribute to the world’s best mother — that would be mine, of course

May 12, 2013 On this special day when we honor all the mothers out there, I thought I would share with you some memories of my mothe. more »»

42: A movie worth seeing

May 12, 2013 Jackie Robinson is absorbing what Branch Rickey is telling him. Yes, he wants him to play in the big leagues, be the first black player to play in the 20th centur. more »»

The annual tribute to the 2012-13 bowling league champions

May 4, 2013 You know one of these years I am going to pull the big switcheroo. Instead of honoring the league winners, perhaps I will write about the cellar dwellers. more »»

ESPN has lost touch

May 4, 2013 Competition is a good thing. It brings out the best is people. more »»

From the card table to the lanes, these senior citizens are active

April 28, 2013 The banquet was held at Fort Ball Pizza Palace and it was not a good time for me to be on a diet. more »»

The genius of the NFL?Draft

April 28, 2013 The phone rang Saturday afternoon. It was someone I’m close with. Who’s in Europe. This person has been on vacation the past few weeks, and I’d spoken to him only once in that interim. more »»

Overwhelming support for Hoover

April 26, 2013 It was a sea of white but intermingled throughout were the colors of districts from the area. There was the red of Hopewell-Loudon and the brown of Old Fort. more »»

Anatomy of a roll off — The Big 8 League championship match

April 21, 2013 I love roll offs. It means that it is the end of the season and you are bowling for all the marbles, or at least some cash, trophies and bragging rights. more »»

Terror hits in sports setting

April 21, 2013 In the wake of a tragedy, it’s common for pundits to talk about sports as an escape. After Sept. 11, the people of New York had their spirits lifted by the New York Yankees‘ World Series run in 200. more »»

Mohawk making a mistake with Hoover

April 17, 2013 The score shows St. Joe beating Mohawk, 1-0, but the truth was the Warriors won the baseball game. Back on that Monday in 2010, the Warriors battled St. more »»

It’s never too late in the bowling season to discuss lane etiquette

April 14, 2013 I ran across eight simple rules that were titled “Lane Etiquette.” I found them to be helpful, if not a little simplistic. more »»

Learning lacrosse

April 14, 2013 It was an introduction, and an education. Through nine years as a professional, and more than three decades as a sports fan, I had never attended a lacrosse game. more »»

Making predictions is fun, as long as you don’t mind being wrong

March 31, 2013 Seriously, don’t you love making predictions? I’m guessing most of you have filled out NCAA touranment brackets. more »»

A purist’s perspective

March 31, 2013 Major League Baseball doesn’t care about me. It took me a long time to really believe it, even though deep down I knew it to be true. It’s not personal. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t know me. more »»

Finally — A reasonable explanation for this writer’s bowling woes

March 24, 2013 The words jumped off the page and into my psyche. I was reading the USBC Journal and suddenly I had an answer for what has plagued my struggling game. more »»

King of the Hill

March 24, 2013 John Hill made me break a major rule of journalism. It was 2012, and Tiffin University’s men’s basketball team was playing Hillsdale at the Gillmor Center. more »»

This 700 club founder does not accept donations — Hey, maybe he does

March 16, 2013 Well, it happened again. I leave town for a week for a well-deserved (in my mind) vacation and the local bowlers shoot lights out. more »»

‘This guy right here’ gave us everything

March 16, 2013 “If you attend a press conference, you need to ask a question. more »»

Will the PBA Tour have a new member a decade or so from now?

March 10, 2013 When I was five years old I wanted to be a fireman when I grew up. By the time I was 8 I had changed my mind approximately a dozen time. more »»

Davis the most modest of champions

March 10, 2013 Nate Davis always struck me as a gentle giant, a nice guy with amazing athletic ability who used that alone to become a top performer in basketball and in trac. more »»



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