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‘Oh, the Race is On and Here Comes Pride Up the Backstretch’

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 11, 2018, 8:48 a.m. It all worked out perfectly by complete mistake. I went over to Presbyterian College to see the basketball games. I went because I wanted to spend more time with some people … 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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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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The Glory of the Past and the Unremitting Legacy

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:38 p.m. Since noon, I’ve been keeping tabs on Auburn-Texas A&M, Kansas State-Texas Tech, Syracuse-Florida State, Western Kentucky-Vanderbilt, Florida-Missouri, Massachusetts-Mississippi State, and several others that don’t occur to me now. That’s just on … Continue reading

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Gleaned from the Borders of My Obsession

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m. I haven’t blogged here in quite a while. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’ve been overwhelmed with the completion of my new stock car racing novel, Lightning in a … Continue reading

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Misty, Water-Colored Memories of the Way We Were

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:30 a.m. I know Laurens County fairly well, having lived here almost all my life. The first banquet of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame was right down my alley, having put … Continue reading

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Sports in the Background

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:53 p.m. Hmm. Missouri beat Auburn. A basketball game was on TV at 11 a.m. It was in Nashville. It was 10 there. I wasn’t paying much attention until the overtime. I was … Continue reading

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In Everything but the Money

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:45 a.m. Some days are great. Some are awful. Some gotta win. Some gotta lose. Sometimes Goodtime Charlie’s got the blues.* I wish they’d had a Powerball on Tuesday. What they had Tuesday … Continue reading

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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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