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Spring Break

March 22, 2016
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We are in the second week of Spring Break at most of our area schools.  It is a good thing I am retired, because Spring Break and I did not get along when I was coaching track.  I held practice every day over the break, and unless the students arranged ahead of time to...

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New Football Coach

March 21, 2016
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Last week the Batesville Community School Corporation announced the hiring of Evan Ulery as the new head football coach.  Evan is a 2009 Ball State graduate and has been teaching at Greensburg Junior High.  He has been one of the assistant football coaches at Greensburg since 2012.  Before that, he was an assistant football...

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Paul “Duke” Meyer

March 21, 2016
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Recently a past Batesville coach and teacher passed away.  Paul “Duke” Meyer died at the age of 83 in Madison, Indiana.  Meyer was at Batesville from 54-59.  While at Batesville he was an industrial arts teacher and football coach.  A very firm, but fair teacher, Meyer ran a very tight ship in his classroom. ...

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Are We Too Critical In Our Remarks?

March 18, 2016
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As a follow-up to yesterday, I was thinking about all the TV and radio shows where sport authorities talk about current athletic teams and/or players.  Just as those sports personalities from yesterday’s blog were suspended, most call-in shows on radio tend to criticizeplayers and teams rather than talk about the positives.  An example is...

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Watch What You Say On The Air

March 17, 2016
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An amusing story in Sports Illustrated listed what several sports commentators said on air that got them suspended.  Bill Simmons was suspended three weeks for criticizing Roger Goodell on the air.  Max Bretos received 30 days suspension for the remark “chink in the armor” when he was referring to Jeremy Lin’s play in the...

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Air Jordan

March 16, 2016
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An interesting article in Sports Illustrated listed the 30th edition of an Air Jordan shoe.  It is called the AJXXX version.  What was interesting to the writer of this article was the doodle that the designer Tinker Hatfield placed on the back of the shoe.  I won’t even try to describe what it is. ...

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Spring Sports

March 15, 2016
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For most of the area schools the attention has turned to the Spring Sport schedule.  Only Greensburg and North Decatur had their basketball season extended.  As you drive by schools now, you will see baseball and softball teams hitting and fielding, the girls’ tennis team will be occupying the outdoor courts,  the golf team can...

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NCAA Tourney

March 14, 2016
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Do you wonder what the deciding factor is in picking the “at large” teams for the NCAA tournament?  The conference tournament championships and league champions are automatics.  You make it as one or the other but not for both.  So how do the others get in?  The factors are:  Power Ranking (wins over rated teams)...

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Persistence Pays Off

March 11, 2016
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Ron Rivera is the coach of the Carolina Panthers.  Even though they were favored this year, they lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.  If history is anything, look for Ron Rivera to bounce back and win a Super Bowl in the very near future.  After all, he had 3 losing seasons...

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Sport Terms

March 10, 2016
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When Oscar Robertson was evidently misinterpreted in a recent interview, the question of his basketball feats compared to Stephen Curry’s feats was the subject of much argument again.  As you might know, Oscar averaged a triple/double for his career.  Curry has been pouring in 50+ points in a game quite frequently.  So, you hear...

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Smorgasbord Dinner @ St. John's Lutheran Church, Napoleon
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