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Super Bowl 2011: Good Commercials, Average Game, and an Embarrassing National Anthem

The Game It looked like the game was going the way of so many Super Bowl blowouts, but Pittsburgh dug in and made it close. These were two very good, solid teams, but it would have felt more like classic … Continue reading

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Goodness: hockey crowd rescues 8-year old anthemist

Goodness overcomes.

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The Red Sox now have more lefties in their lineup than MSNBC

Quote of the day, from Colin Cowheard on ESPN radio: “The Red Sox now have more lefties in their lineup than MSNBC.”

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Thankful

About this time each year we’re asked about our gratefulness. We hear responses around the family table or in public expressions of known and unknown citizens. We reflect: we’re grateful for family, for health, for a warm house, or (as … Continue reading

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It’s one of the sad days of the year: the day after the baseball season ends

A few reflections on the end of the season and the World Series: It’s one of the sad days of the year: the day after the baseball season ends. Note: my wife does not agree with this sentiment. In fact, … Continue reading

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Once in a red moon: Rangers another World Series longshot

On the eve of the 2010 World Series, I re-post below my response to the Boston Red Sox’ long-awaited victory in the 2004 Fall Classic.  The Texas Rangers have never won the championship–either in their original incarnation as the Washington … Continue reading

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Look what happened on October 22: This date in history (a lot of interesting events)

1997     Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38 degrees F);  game is also 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11 1997     New … Continue reading

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The Redemption of Michael Vick

As an Atlanta Falcons fan, I’ve never been a fan of Michael Vick because he demonstrated few virtues beyond his athletic ability, even before the dog fighting charges. Now, he’s served his time, and if you’ve written off Vick, you’d … Continue reading

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Five of the most interesting stories for Sept. 1: The lackluster Obama speech, amazing Federer shot, Murkowski concession, and more

1. Obama lavishes praise on Bush (well, not really): The president’s commendation of Bush was something like telling your buddy that his new girlfriend has a “nice personality.” Mike Gerson wrote in the Washington Post: Obama’s mention of Bush was … Continue reading

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Best player in baseball is an easy guy to cheer for

For most baseball fans, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers came into view when he blew away first-round records in the 2008 All Star Game Homerun Derby.  It was then that most of us also learned his story of drug addiction … Continue reading

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