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The Keeneland Experience

October 17, 2014
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Sally and I joined two other couples and went to Keeneland Raceway last weekend.  As I have written before, this beautiful facility in Lexington, Kentucky, becomes an experience just by being there.  Add to that the fact that this track attracts some of the finest horses in the world for its meet makes it...

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College Tailgating

October 16, 2014
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Our daughter, Gina, and her family had a wonderful tailgate experience at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, last weekend.  It gave them a chance to join family who live in Ames along with many of their cousins’ friends. The party was not on the tailgate of a truck.  The cousins had a large white...

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Reggie Allen

October 15, 2014
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While at the Indiana State Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet for the induction of Angie Menser, I met Reggie Allen who was also inducted this year.  Reggie, a native of Monessen, Pennsylvania, was a quarterback for the Sycamores who graduated in 1981.  Despite his small size, he started 4 years for the Sycamores and...

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Football Scores

October 14, 2014
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As you have probably noticed, college football scores are really up this year.  It was  highlighted this past Saturday when Baylor beat TCU 61-58 in a regulation game.  What are the reasons for this? The biggest reason is probably the emphasis put on holding by defensive backs when receivers are running pass routes.  Rule...

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Angie Menser

October 13, 2014
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Last Thursday my wife and I attended the 23rd Indiana State Athletics Hall of Fame in Terre Haute.  The reason we were there was the induction of Batesville’s Angie Menser into the Hall. Angie attended Indiana State from 1994-98.  During that time she excelled in both track and cross country.  She still holds 2...

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Wally Pipp

October 10, 2014
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Recently Sally & I were eating at Stories Restaurant when co-owner Don Storie came over to sit down at our table.  During the conversation the name Wally Pipp came up.  More about that a little later.  Don recalled that a man came into the restaurant and sat at the counter.  The man asked if...

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Grandpa’s Girl

October 9, 2014
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Last Saturday I was able to watch my granddaughter, Audrey, play in one of her soccer matches in Spencer, Iowa.  Since they live 700 miles away, I get to see one about every 2 years.  Even though 7-year old soccer games last less than an hour, you have to make the most of it...

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Active Baseball Hit Leaders

October 8, 2014
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When the season came to an end this year, the top 7 active hits leaders in MLB included the following people.  You will notice that the majority of these players are 40 or beyond. 1.  Derek Jeter – 3,451 at age 40 2.  Alex Rodriquez – 2,939 at age 38 3.  Ichiro Suzuki – 2,834 at...

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Tony Stewart

October 7, 2014
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Most of you know by now of the incident that caused Tony Stewart to miss part of this years’ NASCAR racing season.  In a dirt-track race in New York his car was involved in a mishap with a car driven by Kevin Ward, Jr.  After Ward hit the wall, he jumped out of his car...

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Derek Jeter

October 6, 2014
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Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is now officially retired.  The perennial all-star was born in New Jersey in 1974 and spent all of his 20 major league seasons with the New York Yankees.  There are many things you can say about Jeter, but the most telling one is that all of his...

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Fear Factory @ RomWeber Marketplace
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8:00 pm Haunted Gym @ Tyson Activity Center
Haunted Gym @ Tyson Activity Center
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