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I’m Siding With The Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl earlier this year and is the common practice, the team was invited to the White House to meet with President Trump for a celebration. The day before the visit, the invitation was rescinded by the President as several members of the Eagles made it ...

THE NFL’S ANTHEM POLICY

Colin Kaepernick started things in 2016 when he refused to stand for the National Anthem before a 49ers game. He did so as a form of protest because of racial injustice in this country. Other players joined him in kneeling for the anthem over the remainder of the season. Last year the ...

T.O. Says N.O.

The NFL has made a lot of off-season news lately. The change to the National Anthem policy and the cancellation of the White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are topics that I will weigh in on soon. The latest ripple was caused by Terrell Owens who has declined the ...

The Rizzo Slide

Baseball has changed. Just in case you have not been following the national pastime for as many years as I have, you might take my word for it. Baseball has indeed changed. The most recent example involved a slide in the Chicago Cubs/Pittsburgh Pirate game. With the bases loaded a Cub ...

Baseball Fan Behavior

The Indians played in the afternoon. Apparently twenty viewings of each episode of the Big Bang Theory was enough. I found myself tuning in to the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox baseball game last night because I couldn't find anything better to watch. Granted the Sox/Yankees rivalry is ...

What Will the Browns Do?

The 2018 NFL Draft will begin tomorrow evening and Cleveland Browns fans (yes, I am one) can't wait to see who the team will draft with the #1 and #4 picks. There has been a lot of speculation with lots of names being bandied about. Barring a trade, the Browns will definitely use one of the ...

A FEEL GOOD NBA STORY

I am, admittedly, not a big fan of the NBA. But there was a story that got my attention last night and I found it worth mentioning. The Los Angeles Lakers signed a rookie to a two game contract as that is all they have left. Ordinarily that would not be much of a story, but this signing was ...

Arike Ogunbowale !

She will be forever the answer to a trivia question. That's right. You better learn to pronounce her name because she will not soon be forgotten. Anyone who has played the game of basketball has spent endless hours on the court - whether it's in the driveway, a barn, on the playground or in ...

MARCH MADNESS, OH MY!

The legendary Man o' War has always been considered one of best racehorses in history. Yet even the great horse lost one race. In fact, the horse to beat him has become just as famous, but many people don't even know who he is. The horse's name was Upset and yes, that is where the term comes ...

Finally, Some Good News

With all the news seemingly being negative today, it was nice to hear about something positive. With school shootings, turmoil in the White House and weather disasters happening on a much too regular basis, it makes one hesitant to turn on the news each day. As hard as it is to believe, this ...

Inappropriate To Say The Least

When I saw the picture in the A-T my first thought was "you've got to be kidding me." My next thought was "who could possibly think this is appropriate?" After doing some research on the subject I can tell you I haven't changed my mind! I am referring to the uniforms worn by the U.S. Olympic ...

Time To Go Racing

The Daytona 500 goes off tomorrow with a different cast of stars from previous years. Nascar has lost several star drivers lately. Those include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards have been absent from the track for over a year now. This season we will not see Matt ...

Remembering Jim Thome

Former Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome was just selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week in his first year on the ballot. He is deserving if for no other reason than his 612 lifetime home runs. I was not aware that he has the most walk off home runs in MLB history with 13. There ...

The Last Hurrah?

Whatever your feelings are toward the New England Patriots, you've got to hand it to them. A lot of people think they have cheated on their way to all those Super Bowls. Spygate and Deflategate are still fresh in a lot of people's minds. Then there is the adage that fans get tired of seeing ...

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

This past weekend the NFL held it's divisional playoff games. For me it was interesting. I got to watch Saturday's tilts on TV, but had to listen to Sunday's games on the radio as I was traveling. We stopped soon enough to catch the end of the Saints-Vikings game on the tube. Let me say ...

An All SEC Final

I have no problem with the fact that this year's national championship game pits Alabama and Georgia, marking the first time teams from the same conference will vie for the crown. Though many people don't like this, I'm not one of them. If the premise that the four best teams in the country ...

The Big Ten!!!!!!!!

Isn't this the time of year when the Big Ten goes into bowl games and proceeds to lose most of them? Seriously, this is the time that football fans from all over the nation (particularly Southeast Conference fans) will claim that the Big Ten is not nearly as good as everyone thinks it ...

Taking A Look At The Tribe

A fellow asked me a couple of questions about the Cleveland Indians yesterday. He wanted to know if I thought they choked against the New York Yankees last fall. He also wanted to know if I was concerned about their inactivity this off season. Let's take a look. I hate the word choke in ...

The Heisman

Yesterday was a big sports day. The Army-Navy game was a classic especially if you like old fashioned smash mouth, run it down your throat football. Woody would love three yards and a cloud of snow! The Marlins decided to dump, er... I mean trade Giancarlo Stanton and that will be the topic ...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

On Sunday I had a friend ask me the following question: "Would you like to be on the committee?" He was referring to the 13 member group that has the task of picking the four teams to play for the NCAA football national championship. My answer is the heading for this blog. There is a reason ...