The Browns Diary

It’s arguable that pro football might have been my favorite sport as a kid. If you are like me, though, you stopped paying attention to the NFL a lot of years ago. Oh, sure, I thought about dialing in to support the kneelers, but the fact is that until recently those guys were the most […]

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Rebranding the Cleveland Indians

“Everyone talks about getting rid of Chief Wahoo but nobody does anything about it.” That’s how a recent NBC Sports article starts. A moment later, though, it turns its focus to some very cool work my son-in-law has done that envisions a different approach to a “problem” the Cleveland Indians: primarily how do they edge […]

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A Dark Day for the Cards

So, there I was, sitting in my Louisville Cardinal pajama bottoms this morning when I saw reports that the school was preparing to fire head basketball coach Rick Pitino. Shortly thereafter, that news came to include athletic director Tom Jurich, who was presumably fired because he refused at this point to get rid of Pitino. […]

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The Kentucky Derby’s Conscientious Objector?

Having grown through my formative years in Louisville, Kentucky, I have an affinity to the Kentucky Derby. I admit that I don’t follow it particularly closely these days, but it was certainly a thing for me and I have lots of great memories closely tied to it (and the week that leads up to it). […]

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My Thoughts on 42

Thursday Lisa and I went to see “42,” which is (as I told Lisa afterwards) probably the worst movie I’ve ever really enjoyed. What this means, I guess, is that the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier is so powerful on its own that you almost can’t make it uninteresting. But the story’s […]

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The Cards, Officiating, and Story Telling

I am often surprised at how people think. Or, not surprised so much, as I am amused. The latest round for me is focused on my beloved Louisville Cardinal basketball team and the buzz that seems to be surrounding what others are calling a controversial jump ball called at the end of last night’s final […]

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It’s the Three and the Shot Clock, Stupid

If you follow college basketball, you know one of the current flames being fanned these days is how scoring is down, and what the cause might just be. For me, this is just one more of those things that make we wonder about how people–and especially people who should know better– think. First, let’s get […]

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Get With it, February

Nice news comes today in the form of an email from Matt Bennardo, who is accepting my work for the One Sentence Story anthology he’s working on with Katie Sekelsky. I’m terribly excited to be a part of this project, as it sounds like great fun. Can’t wait to get hold of it. My story […]

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