Category Archives: Sports

And The Hits Keep Coming

There is a saying that lightning never strikes the same place once, but that saying is even a bad one by the standard of bad urban legends.  Early in his political career, Abraham Lincoln made political hay of the fact … Continue reading

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Book Review: Indentured

Indentured:  The Inside Story Of The Rebellion Against The NCAA, by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss This book is written with an obvious intent to shock the reader into a horror at the exploitation of college athletes, mostly from minority … Continue reading

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Book Review: Billion-Dollar Ball

Billion-Dollar Ball:  A Journey Through The Big-Money Culture Of College Football, by Gilbert M. Gaul I found in reading this book that while I appreciated the author’s wit, the author’s politics had a clear negative side for me.  A great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Truth Doesn’t Have A Side

Truth Doesn’t Have A Side:  My Alarming Discovery About The Danger Of Contact Sports, by Dr. Bennet Omalu with Mark Tabb [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I feel … Continue reading

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Book Review: French Revolutions

French Revolutions:  Cycling The Tour De France, by Tim Moore If you are familiar with this author, others like him, there is a familiar sense about this book.  A middle-aged sportswriter decides on some loony challenge and manages to secure … Continue reading

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The 2017 Gold Cup: Halftime Report

As previously noted [1], right now the 2017 Gold Cup is playing, and as might be expected, this entry is for those who are at least casual soccer fans [2].  We are at the halfway point in the competition now, … Continue reading

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What Is The Gold Cup And Why Should You Care?

I admit that being a soccer fan in the United States is one of my more unusual interests [1].  In the summer of 2008, when I still lived in Tampa, I actually paid (not very much) to watch the Olympic … Continue reading

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If There Is Still Some Fight In You

Throughout most of my athletic activities I have not covered myself in a great deal of personal glory.  One year, for example, I played on the second string Pittsburgh Posse basketball team, for which I was a backup point guard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courage To Soar

Courage To Soar:  A Body In Motion, A Life In Balance, by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book manages to combine two … Continue reading

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Book Review: After The Cheering Stops

After The Cheering Stops:  An NFL Wife’s Story Of Concussions, Loss, And The Faith That Saw Her Through, by Cyndy Feasel with Mike Yorkey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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