Baseball Players

January 30, 2015

When baseball players retire, they seem to fair much better than their counterparts in basketball and football.  One reason for this is that they usually come from different backgrounds than the basketball and football players come from.  They also have a different mentality because they are usually older when they make it to the...

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Andrew Luck

January 29, 2015

Even though Andrew Luck did not get his Indianapolis Colts into this year’s Super Bowl, he is in line to become the highest paid player in football within the next year.  When Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers signed a contract for 22 million per year, it set the stage for Andrew Luck to demand...

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Basketball Scoring

January 28, 2015

A lot has been written lately about the slow pace of college basketball games and the drop in scoring during the games.  A lot of reasons have been given for why this is occurring.  Right now basketball is on pace to have one of the lowest scoring seasons in years.  In fact, it might...

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Reds Caravan

January 27, 2015

Last Thursday the Reds Caravan came to the “Y” in Batesville.  I was again privileged to MC the event for WRBI.  The Reds contingent consisted of Dick Williams, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Billy Hamilton, Glenn Braggs, Jess Winker, and Joe Zerhusen. Each member of the tour was given an opportunity to answer questions about...

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“Deflate Gate”

January 26, 2015

I guess the New England Patriots Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are at it again.  I know you have heard by now that they found 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots were 2 pounds below playing weight.  Everyone theorizes that this was done to help Brady, his receivers,...

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Bill Belichick

January 23, 2015

Bill Belichick is coach of the New England Patriots.  If they can win two more games, he will have his 4th Super Bowl Championship.  It would tie him with Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh) with the most Super Bowl wins for a coach.  At this time, the Patriots are definitely one of the favorites to do so....

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Pay for Play

January 22, 2015

I have done several articles in the past on the growing trend for college coaches to have their players paid beyond their scholarship.  The latest ruling came from Judge Claudia Wilkens when she ruled in August that college players can make money from any sales that use their name or image on the items...

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Urban Renewal

January 21, 2015

When most people think of urban renewal, their thoughts go to upgrading buildings, streets, and the like.  Mike Larson, the defensive coordinator for the Wendall Phillips Academy football team in Chicago, has his own version of urban renewal.  When school ended last spring, he told Jamal Brown that his summer assignment was to stay alive....

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LeBron James and Cleveland

January 20, 2015

When the Miami Heat failed to win last year’s NBA championship, several of their star players bolted.  The main one, of course, was LeBron James who went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  This has been a feel-good story for all of sports.  Most writers feel that James’s relationship with northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. ...

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North Dakota State

January 19, 2015

When everybody was watching Ohio State beat Oregon, the North Dakota State Bisons of the FCS (Football Championship Series) division of college football won their 4th straight championship.  They defeated Illinois State 29-27 in a thriller where lead changes were the rule. The Bisons did this despite having a new coach this year.  Their first...

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