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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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How to Make the Big Four Bigger

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m. As I am not noted for moderation, please forgive me this one indiscretion. I am aware that Barry Goldwater said, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty … Continue reading

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This Game Is Friday Morning at Six

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:01 a.m. Live, from Seventh Fifth Savings & Loan Ballyard, home during the summer months to the Gitmo Waterboarders of the Florida Keys League, for the first annual John Ford Movies Stagecoach Bowl. … Continue reading

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Off to See the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Bowls

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 26, 2016, 11:32 a.m. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Only in America can two college football teams, one with a record of 6-6 and the other 5-7, lead fans hundreds of miles … Continue reading

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Sleighbells Ring-a-ling, Ring-ting-ting-a-ling …

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:56 a.m. I needed to get out of the house. I’d been here for most of Monday and Tuesday, writing my next (sixth) novel past 75,000 words and almost to 250 double-spaced pages. … Continue reading

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Football Is a Deep Fade

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:14 a.m. My first thought this morning, upon awakening, was … … Gee, whiz, I have to use the bathroom. Emphasis on “whiz.” My second thought was, well, football’s over. Hahahaha. Football is … Continue reading

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A Glut of Games

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 3, 2016, 12:13 a.m. I’m watching West Virginia play Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, which is aptly sponsored, and I feel I can say this with fairness because I’ve stayed in a … Continue reading

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Football to My Advantage

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, December 31, 2015, 1:04 p.m. On Wednesday, I realized that football has dulled me. Games were going on all day. I glanced at the TV from time to time, just to check the score or to … Continue reading

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No One Loves Bowling This Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. After another exhausting day of short-story writing, book reading, guitar playing, snack eating, and, most notably, football watching, I am ready to face another week. Oh, wait. It’s already Friday. Check … Continue reading

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