Monthly Archives: May 2014

Paradise to Parking Lot

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:30 p.m. Sunflowers. Wide, open spaces. “Across the wide Missouri.” The old-fashioned conservatism, the real kind, of Alf Landon and Bob Dole. The Jayhawks and a place called Phog Allen Fieldhouse. “I’m going to … Continue reading

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Que Sera, Sera

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:25 p.m. It’s obvious to me that the draft of the National Football League is more important to most every other sports fan in America besides me. Even though I live in South Carolina, … Continue reading

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Talladega by the Grace of God

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:19 p.m. Talladega Superspeedway is a track from a different time, a relic of when racers were a lot closer to astronauts and a lot farther from celebrities. Oh, yes. When men were men … Continue reading

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Great Scott! What Happened?

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2:15 p.m. I just watched TEGWAR – The Exciting Game Without Any Rules – from Talladega Superspeedway. Now I can go to sleep tonight secure in the knowledge that Brian Scott is the favorite … Continue reading

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If the Tide Don’t Roll, the Eagle Goes to War

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:44 a.m. I can’t help but pine a little for Talladega Superspeedway. I went to every race there for 40 years. Now I’m on a three-race sane streak. In the 1990s, the place scared … Continue reading

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