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A Legend Comes Back Home

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:33 a.m. In the chill of a November night in 1972, Ed Richardson, whose son coached the Clinton High School Red Devils, slapped Jimmy Dutton, whose son was keeping the scoreboard, across the … 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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The Nonsense Continues

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 9:02 a.m. Hahahahaha. In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, “It is to laugh.” Since I got this ridiculous idea of predicting bowl games based on irrelevant information, I’m 7-1, and I was … 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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Unfortunately, My Walls Have No Flowers To Count

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 10:02 a.m. Some mornings the topic is not readily apparent. What have I done so far? I’ve read all about Tony Stewart. I’ve watched about 15 minutes of a movie called “The Bamboo … Continue reading

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In Marked Contrast to the Clemson Fans

[cb_profit_poster Football2]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:25 p.m. I’m just home from taking Alex Howard, my 10-year-old grandnephew, back to Columbia. It’s an hour each way. I marvel at the resiliency of the young. It’s actually possible for a … Continue reading

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In August, Thoughts Turn to Football

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball] Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 9, 2013, 10:03 a.m. Oh, maybe eight years or nine ago, I was in Texas working on a book, True to the Roots: Americana Music Revealed, that ended up being published near the end … Continue reading

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