Tag Archives: Furman Paladins

‘Oh, the Race is On and Here Comes Pride Up the Backstretch’

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 11, 2018, 8:48 a.m. It all worked out perfectly by complete mistake. I went over to Presbyterian College to see the basketball games. I went because I wanted to spend more time with some people … 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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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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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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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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At the End of the Day, There’s Always Barbecue

Newberry, South Carolina, Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11:56 a.m. Years ago, Carson-Newman had just finished defeating Presbyterian in football, and I remember Cally Gault walking through the ranks of the Blue Hose as they filed from the field in Jefferson … Continue reading

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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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Too Many Innings Seldom Provide Happy Endings

Complete Selection of Ink and Toner Cartridges Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:24 a.m. The Furman Paladins roared from behind to eliminate the top seed, UNC Greensboro, from the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament. That’s not the game I … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, and Rationalizations

A Complete Line of Ink and Toner Cartridges   Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:24 a.m. I’m thinking about going to see Furman play Samford in the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville. I’ve been … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Root for the Winners

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, November 20, 2015, 10:04 a.m. The smell of beef wafts through the house. Sometime this afternoon, I’ll season the chili I’m taking to the final Presbyterian College home football game against a college named Kennesaw, its … Continue reading

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