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NFL Draft

May 19, 2014
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I am sure that only a few people were glued to the TV earlier this month when the NFL draft was being broadcast by ESPN.  My idea of this draft is that it is just another way to make money for the networks.  If you are a true NFL fan, you pay attention to...

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School Recess Today

May 16, 2014
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The other day I drove by one of our local schools when the kids were out on what we would have called the playground in my day.  What I saw was not what the fitness experts want to see kids doing.  There were a lot of kids standing around in small groups talking, a...

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Frank Robinson

May 15, 2014
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Frank Robinson today is the executive vice president of baseball development for major league baseball.  In his career he was both a player and a manager.  We know him best as a Cincinnati Red, but he probably was even better as a Baltimore Oriole.  Too bad Marge Schott owned the Reds at the time...

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The Manning Brothers

May 14, 2014
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Continuing the theme of siblings in sports–Did you know that there were three Manning brothers who played high school football in Louisiana?  Everybody know Peyton and little brother, Eli, but only the true football fan knows their older brother, Cooper.  His career was cut short by spinal stenosis.  This is a debilitating disease, but...

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High Jump

May 13, 2014
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Most of you know that high jumpers today basically “flop” over the bar.  That was not the case when I attended high school.  We used the Western Roll.  The Western Roll is really an apt description of what an athlete did.  He jumped as high as he could and rolled his body full length...

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Did You Know?

May 12, 2014
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Did you know that Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds has an older brother who is also a baseball player?  His name is Jeff Frazier, and he has had a couple minor stints in the big leagues.  He was originally drafted by Detroit as an outfielder.  He has been with the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals. ...

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Kentucky Derby Wrapup

May 9, 2014
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I hope you enjoyed the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday.  California Chrome did not disappoint its many fans.  It was a fairy tale story from the beginning.  The product of two horses that nobody wanted became the first favorite to do well in the Derby in several years.  Most experts do...

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The New River Downs

May 8, 2014
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Belterra Park is the latest racino to open in the tri-state area.  It, of course, replaces River Downs.  Today this entertainment facility starts live thoroughbred racing.  It seems that today to stay in business you have to tie horse racing with some other form of gambling.  Racinos have the video slots that a player...

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Coaching High School Athletes Today

May 7, 2014
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As I observe today’s high school athletes, I realize it is quite a different world from the one I retired from in the late 1990’s.  I still help out with track, so I see some of the things coaches deal with on a day-to-day basis that were non-existent 15 or so years ago.  The...

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Chris Mullin

May 6, 2014
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Chris Mullin is in Batesville today and will be speaking at The Sherman House tonight.  Chris spent 16 seasons in the NBA, and he was on two Olympic Gold Medalist basketball teams.  One of these teams was the 1992 “Dream Team”.  This team was made up of the so-called best players in the world...

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