Category Archives: Sports

Oh, Say a Prayer for Marcus, too

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:45 a.m. In my living room, I was aghast. In Minneapolis, they were exultant. In New Orleans, they were crestfallen. How could he miss that tackle? I haven’t seen anything like that since … Continue reading

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An Up and a Down in the Palmetto State

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:22 p.m. In the aftermath of the New Year’s football games, my principal feeling when I got up this morning was bonhomie for the recently suffering South Carolina fans. The Gamecocks came from … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Way from New Orleans to Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:08 a.m. I could grouse about there being too many bowl games. Everyone else does. It’s fashionable, and I’m not wild about a pair of 6-6 teams playing each other in front of … Continue reading

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A Little Something To Brag About

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:10 p.m. The news around here hasn’t been the best. I was away for most of 20 years, though not technically. I was home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for three quarters of … Continue reading

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Woe Is the Weekend

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Does the weekend begin on Friday night? It seems reasonable. If so, the highlight of my weekend has been the appearances of Carol Burnett and Lewis Black on The Late Show … Continue reading

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Scanning the Program Guide for the Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, November 26, 2017, 12:55 p.m. I don’t think my mind is shot yet, but I can’t remember all the football games I’ve watched. Alabama-Auburn and Clemson-South Carolina are easy. Furman-Elon was most memorable. I get some … Continue reading

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Two Trains after the Last Football Game

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:45 p.m. On Saturday night, something occurred that I had never seen before in my hometown. Maybe it’s because I’m not often out driving on Saturday nights. I had been at Presbyterian College … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So, Hose

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:12 a.m. And you know the sun’s settin’ fast And just like they say nothing good ever lasts Well, go on now and kiss it goodbye but hold on to your lover ‘Cause … Continue reading

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Up with Furman

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:29 a.m. It’s not often I feel the joy I felt Saturday. Waylon Jennings once sang that, down in Alabama, “they call me the man of joy.” He wasn’t singing about me. Writing … Continue reading

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The Glory of the Past and the Unremitting Legacy

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:38 p.m. Since noon, I’ve been keeping tabs on Auburn-Texas A&M, Kansas State-Texas Tech, Syracuse-Florida State, Western Kentucky-Vanderbilt, Florida-Missouri, Massachusetts-Mississippi State, and several others that don’t occur to me now. That’s just on … Continue reading

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