Monthly Archives: February 2017

Another Sunday from a Distance

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Four years have passed. I still pay close attention to NASCAR. It’s not the same as being there. I try. Until, well, now, I wrote a Bleacher Report column each Monday … Continue reading

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Down Go the Devils

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9:02 a.m. It’s still vivid in my mind this morning. The glitter of a large arena. A throng of fans, more rowdy than usual because they’re small-town folks come to the city, and … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:26 p.m. The girls’ basketball team from Estill is playing Lamar. Estill is about to win. Both towns are a long way from Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Somehow they are playing for an … Continue reading

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In Everything but the Money

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:45 a.m. Some days are great. Some are awful. Some gotta win. Some gotta lose. Sometimes Goodtime Charlie’s got the blues.* I wish they’d had a Powerball on Tuesday. What they had Tuesday … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Basketball Keeps on Bouncing

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:15 a.m. The Clinton High boys’ basketball team cultivated a magnetic attachment to a 10-point lead in Friday night’s second-round victory over Pendleton, or, as people are wont to synonymize, “you know, up … Continue reading

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The Bounce of This Ball Is Truer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:57 a.m. The gym wasn’t full, but it’s a large gym. The first round of the Class 3A boys’ basketball playoffs matched Clinton, the top seed from Region 3, against Indian Land, the … Continue reading

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When I Get Across the Desert, I’ll Look for an Oasis

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 12, 2016, 5:42 p.m. This is really a question I ought to be able to answer, but I don’t live and die on the minutiae as much as I used to, and, surprisingly, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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There Were Commercials?

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:03 p.m. Football began in the heat of summer, watching high-school teams play seven-on-seven games of catch. It ended last night with New England’s 34-28 verdict over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI. LI … Continue reading

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Whoever Heard of a Red Devil Heaven?

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Life is back to normal. I’ve returned from my restorative road trip. Tuesday night found me back in my normal element, watching the Clinton Red Devils play and driving back home to dicker … Continue reading

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