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Senior Athletes

August 28, 2013
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It used to be that everyone looked forward to their senior year in school. This is still the case for most high school athletes; however, the D-1 athlete now has the added burden of “where am I going to continue my career”. To the ordinary person, this is a nice thing because if they...

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The Track

August 27, 2013
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I am sitting here watching horse racing on TV. This is the best way to do it, because you can pick your horses, make your imaginary bet, and at the end of the day never lose money. However, when you have tracks like Indiana Live near Shelbyville, it is very nice to go to...

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Philosophy

August 26, 2013
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There is a lot of talk about coaching philosophies. I would suspect that every big time coach has been asked many times “what is your coaching philosophy?” If they are honest, they only have one philosophy and that is to WIN. You can spin the words any way you want, but what it boils...

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Funny Commercials

August 23, 2013
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Recently there have been very funny commercials appearing on TV screens. Peyton Manning and Shaq both advertise for Buick. In Peyton’s commercials he is riding along and barking out commands to the dash board as if he is a quarterback on the field. To us low-tech drivers, we are more interested in gas mileage,...

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Tailgating

August 22, 2013
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Tailgating is the new thing to do before any football game. It is even coming to high schools. Some of these parties begin six hours before the kickoff, and some of the guests do not even have tickets to the game. A TV is set up and they watch the game from the parking...

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College Football

August 21, 2013
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The season is just around the corner, and the headlines should be on “who is the best team”. However, more often than not, it is on whom is violating some rule. Did my star player sign autographs for money, or did two or three of our players violate some lady at a bar? Who...

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PED’s

August 20, 2013
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By now I am sure you have heard of PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs). The recent suspension of approximately 20 major leaguers were all tied to this category. Performance Enhancing Drugs cover such things as testosterone, certain steroids, blood enhancers, etc. The list is too long to try to name all of them. If something...

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More Terms

August 19, 2013
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A while back I talked about some sport terms. Today I’m going to list some other unique terminology associated with the sporting world. Basketball likes to number their players 1 – 5. One is the point guard. He is in charge of running the offense. Two is the shooting guard. Number three is the...

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Will Dusty Survive?

August 16, 2013
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Dusty Baker has one of the best records as a big league manager. However, his history has been that he brings a team into contention but just can’t take them all the way. I haven’t heard much grumbling yet to change managers. If the Reds finish as low as third this year, you begin...

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Pitching Staffs

August 15, 2013
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Two of the best starting pitching staffs in the major leagues this year belong to Central Division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. For most of the year, the Reds’ brought home the win. Lately, the starters still go well into the game, but nobody in the Reds relief staff (including Chapman)...

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