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The NBA’s War of Attrition

You want to see a war of attrition in sports, how about the NBA playoffs? Now into its penultimate round, there are some intriguing factors with the not-so-unusual matchups that will lead to the NBA Finals. Historically, the NBA post season...

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The Beauty of Doc Emrick

We are in the midst of playoff time — both in the NBA and the NHL. While my background has been steeped in NBA history, having called nine NBA finals during that magical decade of Celtics-Lakers dominance, this is about hockey. A quick look...

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Wishing Tony Romo The Best

As it is well-chronicled, Tony Romo has retired from the Dallas Cowboys. Were you surprised? I was. I thought he’d either be traded to a team he wanted to play for or become a free agent so he could do the same. It was over for him in Big D...

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As Good As It Gets

Why do we watch sports? The 2017 Masters is why. We never can predict when those magical moments will occur. Actually, we’ve seen quite a few lately. Generally the moments we think will be special fall short. That’s why when they do happen it is...

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Stunned and Shocked

Stunned, shocked, disbelieving, and amazed are only a few of my reactions following two events this past weekend, both involving women’s sports. This is about a women’s NCAA basketball semi-final game Friday and an LPGA tournament that ended...

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Then There Were 16

The NCAA tournament moves into the regional phase this week, so a look back and a look ahead is in order. Shocking upsets where a low seed, like a #14, #13, #12, or a 15th seeded entry knocking off a #2 didn’t happen. There were a couple of 11th...

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When One Team Owned March Madness

Hard to believe, but there was a time in my 60 years following the NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship when you could pretty much pencil in the tournament winner with relative ease year after year after year. You just knew UCLA would take...

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Sign of the Times Is to Save Time

  Times change. With the advent of immediacy, instant comment, reaction and action, all of us notice how our lives have quickened to the extent where patience is less of a trait than it used to be. It’s the sign of the times. Social...

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