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They Were Opportune in Every Way

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:53 a.m. It’s been unusual this fall to feel upbeat on Saturday mornings. Every high school football team in this county is 2-5. Fortunately, the one I watched last night was the one … Continue reading

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Never Average, Usually Wild

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8:32 a.m. Joe Garagiola said baseball is a funny game – once upon a time, I read the book – and Talladega Superspeedway is a funny place. It’s hard to round up the … Continue reading

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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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Most of the Missing Is in the Mind

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 10:54 a.m. Football season is winding down. Alabama clobbered Clemson, 24-6, in the BCS, meaning the Crimson Tide will advance to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for college football’s national championship. Georgia survived … Continue reading

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Parsons and Poole, Etched in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 12:09 p.m. I don’t have a lot to write about NASCAR in terms of what is happening now, mostly because not much is happening. A change of makes here. A staff change there. … Continue reading

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Memories and Statistics

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:15 a.m. Oh, baseball. Last night, Mitch Moreland struck out in the bottom of the ninth with two out and the Boston Red Sox trailing, 10-9. It was a wild pitch. The Cleveland … Continue reading

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Back in My Day, We Got Our Brains Beat Out and Were Damn Glad to Lose Them

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:56 a.m. A lot has changed in the 40 years since I played football. Some is harder. Some is easier. It’s still time-consuming. On the one hand, practices were longer, and contact was … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Cam Newton

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 18, 2016, 3:12 p.m. What do you know? It was a Sunday with the NFL playoffs going on, and I watched precious little football. My great-nephew was celebrating his 13th birthday at a bowling alley … Continue reading

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Charlotte ‘Back in My Day’

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 9, 2015, 11:19 a.m. When I was a boy, for some reason, races at Charlotte Motor Speedway were not often featured, via tape delay a week later, on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. I listened … Continue reading

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All Hot and Bothered

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 1:30 p.m. Times change, but the Constitution changes with them. That’s the way the Founders intended it. To some extent, we all wish things were the way they used to be. Two nights … Continue reading

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