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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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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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Sports in the Background

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:53 p.m. Hmm. Missouri beat Auburn. A basketball game was on TV at 11 a.m. It was in Nashville. It was 10 there. I wasn’t paying much attention until the overtime. I was … Continue reading

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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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The Tide Rolls and the Tigers Fight, Tigers (Fight, Fight)

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:11 a.m. I was up early on New Year’s. I wanted to catch it before the sun came up. Not too early, though, I expect I was asleep by the time of its … Continue reading

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Money Isn’t Important If You Got It

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:15 p.m. It was an intimate morning. I deleted spam messages on my website, so I monitored such personal messages as: This makes it a virtuous rootage of straightaway of straightaway sprightliness and … Continue reading

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On the Road and in the TV

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10:19 a.m. Clinton High School scored 45 points on Thursday night. Laurens District High School put up 48 on Friday night. Both are 3-4 and rising, or so it seems now, because a … Continue reading

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The Name’s Ramirez. Hanley Ramirez.

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 16, 2016, 10:38 a.m. The week started to turn late last night. I was watching TV with the sound muted when David Ortiz hit his 537th home run, surpassing Mickey Mantle’s career total. Then I … Continue reading

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The Weekend That Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m. On Sunday afternoon, I walked out of Bi-Lo humming the theme from The Rifleman. I have no idea why. I haven’t watched a rerun of it lately. Bum-bum-bum-buh-BUM-bum, bum-bum-bum-BUM … What … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m. If I had it to do over, I’d have worn an old pair of shoes. The rain was gone at K.C. Hanna Stadium in Laurens, but the new turf was squishy … Continue reading

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