Monthly Archives: August 2016

Another Leisurely Evening Writing of Sports

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 28, 2016, 10:52 a.m. Clinton defeated Laurens, 34-29, on Friday night in my second game on the Greenwood Index-Journal sports beat. Six days earlier, it had taken two drives to Saluda for me to report … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Reaches Clinton

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:21 p.m. It’s the day after Clinton beat Laurens, and all through the town, still no one seems to have his feet on the ground. Or her feet. The hovering transcends gender, which … Continue reading

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Delightful Clinton Things

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:33 p.m. This was the most Clinton thing ever. The Clinton thing Friday night is in its infancy, because, dating back to 1920, Laurens has never played the Red Devils to begin a … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Perils of Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous

  Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:44 a.m. I thought I had been everywhere. Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Kingston, Albuquerque … and some that Hank Snow never even mentioned in his song. I thought I had … Continue reading

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Just Like Old Times

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 20, 8:10 p.m. I hadn’t been to Saluda, 40 miles away, in many years. Over 20 years of covering NASCAR, it just wasn’t a direction I went. I drove through McCormick on the way to … Continue reading

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Here’s to Our Old High School, Hail, Hail, Hail …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:20 a.m. Athletes arrive in as many gaits as Tennessee Walking Horses. They saunter. They trot. They amble. Some seem frightened. Some seem self-conscious. Some think the whole affair is hilarious. Everyone gets … Continue reading

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The Hay Will Now Remain in the Loft for a While

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11:45 a.m. Now the wait. The Raider fans wait in Laurens, not to mention Gray Court, Hickory Tavern, Owings, Waterloo, Ora and Ekom Beach. The Red Devil partisans stretch from Clinton out to … Continue reading

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Now I Gotta Scramble Some Eggs

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 12, 2016, 9:46 a.m. “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.” — Otto von Bismarck. A little of this probably exists in every means of making a living. Somewhere … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have Roots to Pull for and Cover

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:06 a.m. No good verb exists for your favorite team, or race driver, or ballplayer, or golfer, etc. Who do you pull for? For whom do you pull? Pull for? It’s hard enough … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good, So Early

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5:57 p.m. I’ve seen the Red Devils and Raiders in combat mode. I guess it can be said that they are going on maneuvers. The first battle is between them on August 26. … Continue reading

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