Category Archives: Sports

Book Review: Carry On

Carry On:  A Story Of Resilience, Redemption, And An Unlikely Family, by Lisa Fenn [Note:  This book was provided by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a companion volume to two ESPN movies … Continue reading

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Cracking The Code

Like many people, I enjoy laughing at an lolcow from time to time.  Tonight, for example, I amused myself by watching a video about Ryan Leaf, one of the worst ever players drafted in the NFL.  In 1998, it was … Continue reading

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Shut Up, You Talk Too Much

Over the past few months there has been an increasing trend for athletes to protest what they view as police brutality in various cities to protest during the singing of the National Anthem as some sort of political statement.  I … Continue reading

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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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