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Here in Topeka

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:35 a.m. It’s rainy outside. It’s rainy in New Hampshire, and I’m thinking of the words to Loretta Lynn’s old song, “One’s on the Way.” Then there’s Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 20, 2018, 3:51 p.m. I hate the All-Star Break. The game’s fine, though I didn’t get to watch it this year because I was watching Laurens City Council go into executive session and then two … Continue reading

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Take Away the Uniqueness and It Loses Some Allure

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:11 p.m. I’ve never differed from the basic opinion that road racing is a nice change of pace. It’s like having a junkballer, a submarine pitcher or a knuckleballer in the pitching rotation. … Continue reading

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Didn’t Have the Money to Waste

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:04 p.m. In retrospect, it’s not such a bad thing that I haven’t been able to go back to Martinsville Speedway yet. I can’t afford to make the trip. I damned sure can’t … Continue reading

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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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What’s to Bless and What’s to Blame?

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m. This week’s NASCAR Monster Cup shindig is at Pocono Raceway. Unsurprisingly, it’s in the Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania. The mountains aren’t very high compared to the Blue Ridge. They are minuscule … Continue reading

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Gimme That Old-Time Promotion, It’s Good Enough for Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:25 p.m. It occurred to me yesterday morning. What NASCAR needs is a ground game. Just hand the ball to Jimmy Brown, or pitch it to Gale Sayers. (It’s not that I’m old … Continue reading

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Another Sunday from a Distance

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Four years have passed. I still pay close attention to NASCAR. It’s not the same as being there. I try. Until, well, now, I wrote a Bleacher Report column each Monday … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Use to Sit and Wonder Why

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 30, 2016, 9:07 a.m. It wasn’t the best of nights to drive over to Presbyterian College for a basketball game. It wasn’t the best night for a basketball game, period. The Belk Bowl was on … Continue reading

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This Game Is Friday Morning at Six

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:01 a.m. Live, from Seventh Fifth Savings & Loan Ballyard, home during the summer months to the Gitmo Waterboarders of the Florida Keys League, for the first annual John Ford Movies Stagecoach Bowl. … Continue reading

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