When It Was Just A Game

We didn’t have “flat bills”. We folded ours and put them in our back pocket. Our hats weren’t fitted. They were mesh in the back and had snaps to make them fit. We didn’t have fancy logos, letters or numbers on the hats. Our teams didn’t have fancy names. We were sponsored by a local car dealer or business. You didn’t pick your team or teammates. You were put on a team and made new friends. When you hit a home run, you got a banana split at Dairy Queen – not recruited to a new team. Our bats were … Continue reading When It Was Just A Game

The Program

PHILADELPHIA – In 2000, three janitors at the football building at Pennsylvania State University saw Jerry Sandusky engaged in activities that one said he found more upsetting than the worst combat injuries he witnessed in the Korean War. Read the Freeh report here. This janitor watched Sandusky pinning a young boy inside a locker-room shower and performing oral sex on him. At the time, none of the janitors said anything to anyone. Bringing bad PR to coach Joe Paterno “would have been like going against the president of the United States in my eyes. … Football runs this university,” one worker … Continue reading The Program

With Grace

We just got done watching the Olympic Qualifying coverage on NBC. The Olympics are always a great inspiration and carry incredible story lines of courage, perseverance, failure and achievement. Now that we have an aspiring gymnast under our roof, that set of events gets major airtime in our home. As I just watched, I couldn’t help but think of one word to describe the moment… Grace In case you missed it, an American sweetheart from the 2008 games, Nastia Liukin, was making one final push for the 2012 games. She’s not the favorite any longer. In a sport where the … Continue reading With Grace

Tyler Zeller is Second

I’m not going to lie, I’m still pretty cheesed that the Cavs totally dropped the ball last night in not drafting Harrison Barnes. Obviously I am biased. I bleed Carolina Blue. Even if you removed that, you’ll be hard pressed to find many sites today that think Dion Waiters was a good choice there (besides Cavs.com). Even Thomas Robinson would have been a beast in the low post next to Tristan Thompson and the guy you’re about to meet. I’ll get over it, but trust me when I tell you that Cleveland will regret that 4th pick last night for … Continue reading Tyler Zeller is Second

Super Bowl Squares Contest

Tis the season… With the Super Bowl just a few short weeks away, I have an opportunity for those interested to possibly win some cash while sponsoring the Hilliard Red Baron’s baseball team. Because I’m not really smart enough to understand how this whole thing works, see the link below for the full details of how it’s going to run. This much I know, it’s $20 to get a square and you have a chance to win $200 each quarter. Not a bad return on your investment. All of the proceeds of this fundraiser go directly to your Back-to-Back Big … Continue reading Super Bowl Squares Contest

Flagrant thoughts…

Several thoughts here…. 1. Wasn’t this kid in the movie “Teen Wolf”? 2. How exactly did he make this team in the first place? 3. If you thought he was big, check out the dude that checked in for him. 4. How many times did we need to see the replays? It was like the Theisman video. 5. I’m pretty sure I saw Coach K there recruiting this kid. Look close. He’s there. 6. All kidding aside. If this school has any backbone, they will at least suspended him from the team until he learns to move his feet and … Continue reading Flagrant thoughts…