Monthly Archives: October 2014

Be True to Your School

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:52 a.m. This amazes me because it’s so sentimental and hokey in comparison with the way the world is now. When I played football at Clinton High School, an undistinguished member of distinguished … Continue reading

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Memories of World Series Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:40 p.m. I’m watching Game Seven of the World Series. The San Francisco Giants just took a two-to-nothing lead. The first World Series I remember was 1964. I was six. I’ve despised the … Continue reading

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Winning Is Still Why They Race

? Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:15 p.m. Nothing is wrong with NASCAR that Martinsville Speedway can’t fix. Add in a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory, and it makes a fan want to go buy a keg of beer … Continue reading

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Games with Lots of Names

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:53 a.m. Here in Clinton, we’ve got lots of big names. Our high school football team is having a rough year, though it has won two straight games. I don’t mean to make … Continue reading

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The Iceman Goeth

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:50 a.m. When I started writing about NASCAR, young drivers spoke the same way about Terry Labonte they later did about Mark Martin, though Labonte was fond of saying that he wasn’t old … Continue reading

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Man in a Hurry

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:22 a.m. After Brad Keselowski won the Geico 500 at Talladega, NASCAR’s Kerry Tharp asked the 2012 Sprint Cup champion about his race, which is normal for a moderator, and Keselowski strangely said … Continue reading

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There’s a Soul When You’re There

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:30 a.m. It’s a long way to Tallahassee and Talladega, though not with my trusty traveling machine, the fancy-looking, high-definition, satellite-connected television that has been gradually broadening my horizon since the day I … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Wine

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:02 a.m. Here’s a lesson I learned from the Great Game of Football. If one fails to execute his block, do not turn around, with one’s hands on one’s hips, to watch the … Continue reading

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The Giants and I Go Way Back

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:51 a.m. In the first major league baseball game I ever saw, when I was eight years old and the Braves moved to Atlanta, Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit a … Continue reading

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Out There from In Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:08 a.m. On Tuesday, I wrote a chapter of fiction and had my teeth cleaned. Neither was painful. I got home in time to watch the San Francisco Giants edge the Saint Louis … Continue reading

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