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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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Like We Really Know What’s Going On …

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014, 9:56 a.m. Last night Siri and I filled out some brackets. I don’t have any study going where I determine whether or not my iPhone can pick basketball games better than I. Sadly, I … Continue reading

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Holding Things Together

[cb_profit_poster Lotto]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. Two steps forward. One step back. That wouldn’t have been acceptable to my high-school football coach. The slogans on Keith Richardson’s locker-room walls gave my latter novel its name. Those slogans … Continue reading

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My Favorite Moment of Year the 13th

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., January 2, 2014, 9:46 a.m. All my years are made up of moments. Duh. What I’m trying to write is that most of my memory is photographic. I see snapshots in my mind. They’re what I remember. … Continue reading

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My Football Season in a Nutshell

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, December 29, 2013, 4:50 p.m. Perhaps you will detect a pattern. The Clinton High School Red Devils started slowly, rallied and made it to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. The Furman University Paladins … Continue reading

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The Carolina Panthers from Afar

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2 p.m. It’s raining outside. The Saints-Panthers game is frozen on my TV because this is what happens on DirecTV when fierce thunderstorms hit. What I won’t do to make sure I can … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, December 1, 2013, 12:40 p.m. My friend Bernard Durham, who lives outside D.C. in Virginia near Dulles International Airport, drove all the way to Orangeburg, S.C., for Saturday’s FCS football playoff game between Furman and South … Continue reading

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I Can Almost See Black Friday From Here

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:03 a.m. Black Friday. I don’t get it. Not any part of it. For instance, why is it Black Friday? I suppose it must be because profits are etched in black ink on … Continue reading

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Fear & Loathing In The Aisles

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m. We got our 30 minutes of snow today, which was great because that gave everyone a chance to observe the tradition of racing to the supermarket for bread. There was, of … Continue reading

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Memories of a Proud Past Awakened

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:45 p.m. You’ve read these words from me before. My days are seldom mediocre. I know it’s because I remember the glorious and the wretched more vividly, and the average, nothing-special days just … Continue reading

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