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A Fierce Flock of Owls

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:05 p.m. My home state is mostly ecstatic. Even the Gamecocks grudgingly acknowledge another great Clemson triumph. I saw about five-eighths of the Tigers’ marvelously exciting resistance of the Louisville invaders. But I’m … 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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Every Season Has Its Moments

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:55 a.m. Time passes. Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. NASCAR is over. All the football teams I watch in person — Clinton and Laurens Highs, Presbyterian College and Furman University — have completed their … Continue reading

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‘I Don’t Think the Heavy Stuff’s Coming Through for Quite a While’

Watery Hell, South Carolina, Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:35 a.m. I’d like to just sit at home like I am now, wearing sweats and a “Republic of Texas” tee shirt I bought satirically in May. I’d like to watch South … Continue reading

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The Stubborn Struggle

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:51 a.m. The Carolina-Clemson game is coming up soon, and this is going to be a quickie blog because I want to pay attention to the game. I can’t remember the last time … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Early

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:15 a.m. In college football on Saturday, 3,328 points were scored. I saw sixteen of them, well, in a stadium. Come to think of it, maybe those didn’t count. They were in an … Continue reading

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‘Isn’t That The Way They Say It Goes?’

[cb_profit_poster Guitar2]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 12:57 a.m. This morning I watched a video of Jim Croce performing “Operator” that was linked by a friend on social media. It reminded me of an old story from my youth, one … 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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There’s No ’88-ing’ in Baseball

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, October 24, 2013, 9:57 a.m. Heck, I don’t know what to write today. Boston won the first game of the World Series, and I’m excited about that, but I’ve likely overexposed the Red Sox to my … Continue reading

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