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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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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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Going with Carolina in My Mind

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 7, 2016, 10:47 a.m. Super Bowl Sunday. Familiar. I think I’ve watched every single one on TV. I probably remember the first five — Packers over Chiefs and Raiders, Jets over Colts, Chiefs over Vikings, … Continue reading

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It’s All a Matter of the Weather

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:49 a.m. A National Football League game will be played tonight. I know this because I just got finished listening to Jim Cantore analyze the game on the basis of its weather. Perhaps … Continue reading

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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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Gated Communities

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:32 a.m. I once prided myself on my ability to read Dr. Seuss to children. It’s been many years now, but I think the good (and late) doctor might’ve made a crack sportswriter … Continue reading

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Perfectionists, Yes; Perfect, No

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:52 a.m. Things have changed. Maybe it’s for the better. Over the weekend, a 45-7 victory by the New England Patriots over the Indianapolis Colts was “marred” by the allegation that the Patriots … Continue reading

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One More One More Time

  Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. The weekend included NFL playoff games. That means Monday is an overreaction day. Today, close your eyes and listen to what commentators are saying about Peyton Manning. You will visualize … Continue reading

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Banded Apart

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 4, 2015, 10:49 a.m. For the past four months, it has not been unusual for me to watch a high school football game on Friday, college games on Saturday, and pro games on Sunday. Between … Continue reading

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Musing on the Mess

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:26 a.m. I thought about Ray Rice and domestic violence and the National Football League and the greater society, and I’m still not sure where to start and where to finish. I also … Continue reading

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