Category Archives: Sports

The Baseball Sense of Deja Vu

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 10:19 a.m. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are tied for first place in the American League East. They have played each other four times, and each team has won two. … Continue reading

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A Really Big Show

Sumter, South Carolina, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:37 p.m. This is my first use of this word in print ever. It was popular thirty years ago. I hated it the way I hate such modern redundant terms as “arguably” (i.e., … Continue reading

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The Olympics Leaves Me Cold

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:50 a.m. The Winter Olympics is big. Or perhaps they are big. I believe Olympics is singular, but I’ve seen it both ways. It’s (they’re) bigger than I think. I watch them almost … Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Superest’ Night of the Year

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 5, 2018, 10:39 a.m. The 52nd Super Bowl – LII if you’re as overly formal as the National Football League is – is over, and as, in a memory that makes me more inclined to … Continue reading

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Oh, Say a Prayer for Marcus, too

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:45 a.m. In my living room, I was aghast. In Minneapolis, they were exultant. In New Orleans, they were crestfallen. How could he miss that tackle? I haven’t seen anything like that since … Continue reading

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An Up and a Down in the Palmetto State

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:22 p.m. In the aftermath of the New Year’s football games, my principal feeling when I got up this morning was bonhomie for the recently suffering South Carolina fans. The Gamecocks came from … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Way from New Orleans to Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:08 a.m. I could grouse about there being too many bowl games. Everyone else does. It’s fashionable, and I’m not wild about a pair of 6-6 teams playing each other in front of … Continue reading

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A Little Something To Brag About

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:10 p.m. The news around here hasn’t been the best. I was away for most of 20 years, though not technically. I was home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for three quarters of … Continue reading

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Woe Is the Weekend

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Does the weekend begin on Friday night? It seems reasonable. If so, the highlight of my weekend has been the appearances of Carol Burnett and Lewis Black on The Late Show … 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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