Monthly Archives: October 2014

Day-old Chili and Other Thoughts

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:39 p.m. It’s been a day of watching football, thinking about NASCAR, and dining on day-old chili. I’m proud of my chili. I only ate a little yesterday because, for some reason, I’m … Continue reading

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Home to … This

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:16 p.m. The day has already been long. I tailgated with friends at the Coastal Carolina-Presbyterian game, won by the No. 3-ranked Chanticleers, 40-28. I got up early to finish seasoning the chili … Continue reading

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Popped It Up

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:52 a.m. On October 7, 1916, Georgia Tech played Cumberland and won 222-0. The Yellow Jackets scored sixty-three points each in the first and second quarters to lead 126-0 at halftime. Their offense … Continue reading

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Confidence Men

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8:31 a.m. Those who covered stock car races with me for twenty years are aware of my Rules. Dutton’s Rules. There’s no list. I just cite one from time to time. They’re scattered … Continue reading

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Kansas Is ‘Tiring’

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:22 p.m. Few have been the times I’ve started watching a NASCAR race with less advance information. I’ve been covering football games since Thursday. I know a little. Kevin Harvick’s starting on the … Continue reading

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As Much As I Could Handle

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11:05 a.m. Last night, I drove out of the parking lot outside Paladin Stadium and learned that college football had burned to the ground. On the way home, I listened to Steve Spurrier … Continue reading

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Assume Nothing

  Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:28 a.m. The Boy Scout Motto is “Be Prepared.” Unfortunately, my Boy Scout record was undistinguished. I haven’t spent the night in a Holiday Inn Express in quite some time, but I … Continue reading

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Old-Time Feelings

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:03 a.m. It seemed odd that it was my second trip this month to Greenwood but the first time I felt nostalgic. Maybe it was because, this time, I drove through town en … Continue reading

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Uh, Don’t Tell Me … I’ve Nothing to Do

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:38 a.m. Once were there separate seasons. Now all the sports overlap. Baseball is winding down. Football is heating up. Basketball and hockey beckon. NASCAR? Oh, it never stops. Tonight, on TV, the … Continue reading

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