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Prevent Defense

January 15, 2014
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You have all heard people say “it is time for the ‘prevent defense’ to end this game”.  What usually happens is the “prevent defense” prevents the team using it from winning.  No one wants the opposing quarterback to throw a 60-yard pass over the head of your defense to win the game in the...

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Bengals

January 14, 2014
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As you know, the Bengals lost a first-round playoff game again this year.  This makes three in a row and 0-5 for Marvin Lewis.  Everyone has their theory on what is wrong.  Of course, I have one, too.  I think the Bengals become too cautious in play calling during playoff games.  You have the...

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Snow Days

January 13, 2014
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As you know, we have had a lot of snow days already this year.  Previously, we knew what happened to the school days–they had to be made up.  This year may be an exception because of bitter cold.  However, my concern is from the coaches standpoint.  How do I get in my practices?  When...

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Cronyism

January 10, 2014
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When I watched the football playoffs over the weekend, almost every announcer made some reference to missed calls or just plain wrong calls by the refereeing crews.  In fact, one set of announcers were amazed when their game had a certain crew officiating because during the regular season they were involved in several games...

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Former Referees

January 9, 2014
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It is hard to believe that all of those referees that I remember so well are now retired.  My favorite crew when I was actively involved were Jerry Newsom, Rich Enyon, and Steve Welmer.  They, of course, all lived in Columbus, Indiana, at one time.  All three played basketball while in high school.  Jerry...

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Half Time Speeches

January 8, 2014
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Most people have heard of those flowery half time speeches that some famous coaches supposedly have given.  I guess there is some value in stirring up athletes before you send them back into the field of play.  Most of these speeches will work only once at best.  The real work at half time occurs in...

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Big Ten

January 7, 2014
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For as maligned as the Big Ten was for their football play this past season, that is how highly ranked they are in basketball.  Every school had a very successful pre-season record, and the Big Ten race should be a real donnybrook.  Take Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and just about every other...

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Tourney

January 6, 2014
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With the start of another Ripley County Tourney, it continues to be the oldest and longest running tourney in the state of Indiana.  Even though in recent years it has not been the sellout it once was, it still should be an exciting tourney.  The girls portion will feature JCD and Batesville as favorites,...

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Hall of Fame

January 3, 2014
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Next week at the Ripley County Tourney the 2014 Ripley County Hall of Fame class will be introduced.  This years group includes David Bradshaw as a coach who won a state championship at JCD.  The second inductee is also a coach from Milan, Randy Combs.  Randy’s teams were consistently winners during his tenure at Milan. ...

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Bowl Games

January 2, 2014
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Happy New Year!  Here we are in a new year and the bowl games are still going on.  It used to be that you got up on New Years Day, watched the Rose Bowl Parade, and then settled in for the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, and the Orange Bowl.  Of course, we...

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11:00 am Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm
Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  
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All you can eat fish fry on ‘specific’ Fridays; February 27, March 13, March 27 and  April 3rd. Serving from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner includes: white fish, french fries, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. Adults $10, children (10-3) $4, under 2 are free. To Go Orders are available.  
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Millhousen Knights of St John Fi... @ Millhousen Knights of St. John
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 8:30 pm
All you can eat fish fry on ‘specific’ Fridays; February 27, March 13, March 27 and  April 3rd. Serving from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner includes: white fish, french fries, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. Adults $10, children (10-3) $4, under 2 are free. To Go Orders are available.  

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