November 27, 2014

Here we are on another Thanksgiving Day.  I hope all is well with you and your family as you prepare for whatever traditions you enjoy on this day.  I will go out for a good meal and then settle down and watch a few football games.  I don’t think it would be a traditional...

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November 26, 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals remain an enigma in pro football.  On any given weekend they can play well enough to beat anybody in pro football, and the next weekend play as if they are still trying to learn the game.  I suppose the funny part of this is that the entire NFL seems to have become...

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NASCAR Champion

November 25, 2014

As you are probably aware, Kevin Harvick won this year’s NASCAR Championship.  He did so by winning the final race at Homestead, Florida, a week or so ago.  Of the 4 finalists, he actually was one of the year’s best drivers.  However, several multiple winners on this years circuit were eliminated earlier by the...

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Rivals Forever

November 24, 2014

Sally and I went to St. Louis Cemetery to check on a couple of graves when we noticed two interesting tombstones.  On the way into the cemetery, the first stone you see is the motorcycle image on Buddy Riley’s grave.  Just beyond that is the headstone for Dave Laudick’s grave.  I had not really...

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ESPN Payoffs

November 21, 2014

Have you wondered how much money is available for college teams to have their games televised on networks like ESPN?  One 12-team conference reportedly has a 155 million dollar TV contract for its 12 members to share.  This amounts to about 12.9 million per school.  This money is only for the regular season and...

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Football Playoffs

November 20, 2014

In less than a month the NCAA will name the Final 4 who will compete for the National Championship in college football.  It is a sure bet that unless things change, the SEC will be the dominating conference.  Between Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida State, and Auburn more than likely at least 2 of these will be...

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North Carolina Academic Scandal

November 19, 2014

Most people believe that the major colleges cheat when it comes to the classes attended by athletes.  This is being investigated by the NCAA in the case of the Black Studies Program at North Carolina.  Former athletes have allegedly reported that they had never attended an actual class while enrolled at the University.  They...

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Alvin Dark

November 18, 2014

Alvin Dark died recently in South Carolina at the age of 92.  He was suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Alvin Dark came to the major leagues in 1946 and was actively playing until 1960.  He was Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves when he batted .322 his first major league season.  The Comanche, Oklahoma,...

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Tim Krumrie

November 17, 2014

How many remember Tim Krumrie, the pro-bowl defensive tackle of the Cincinnati Bengals?  He is probably most remembered for the broken leg he suffered in the Super Bowl game against the San Francisco Giants back in the early 90’s.  He played for the Bengals from 1983-1994.  The dairy farmer from Mondovi, Wisconsin, was about...

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High School Girls Basketball

November 14, 2014

The high school girls basketball season started this week.  The Batesville Bulldogs will play tomorrow night at North Decatur.  Other teams in the area have already opened their seasons.  It appears that the top team in this area will be the East Central Lady Trojans.  Coach Moore’s tall and talented crew lost some key...

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