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It's time to expand the college football playoffs to eight teams

It's time to expand the college football playoffs to eight teams
It starts on December 29th. The locales are Miami and Dallas. The Orange and Cotton Bowl games. The playoffs for the college football national championship begins. Alabama vs Oklahoma. Clemson vs Notre Dame. The more things in college football change, the more they stay the same. In the five years since the football playoffs began,... Read more »

Yankee's General Manager Brian Cashman spends a night on the street to help the homeless in New York City

Yankee's General Manager Brian Cashman spends a night on the street to help the homeless in New York City
The numbers in New York City are daunting. In September of 2018, more than 63,000 people spent a night in a city-run shelter. Almost 23,000 of them were children. The state education department says more than 114,000 students was identified as homeless during the 2017-18 school year. That’s ten percent of those enrolled in the... Read more »

Mookie Betts feeds the homeless

Mookie Betts feeds the homeless
It’s World Series time. Boston vs Los Angeles. East coast vs west coast. The Red Sox have won the first two games and making a huge contribution was their all-star right fielder Mookie Betts. Betts is coming off his best season. He won the batting title by hitting .346. Betts also hit thirty home runs... Read more »
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Is there a place in Major League Baseball for Addison Russell?

Is there a place in Major League Baseball for Addison Russell?
Domestic violence rears it’s ugly head again. The ruling came down today. Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended for forty games. It was less than three weeks ago that Russell’s ex-wife Melisa published a blog that detailed the mental and physical abuse she took from her then husband. A lot of it came... Read more »

Why would you wear an Addison Russell jersey to the Cubs game?

Why would you wear an Addison Russell jersey to the Cubs game?
Thursday night. Wrigley Field. Cubs vs Pirates. Cubs have a 1/2 game lead over Milwaukee with four games to go. It’s the biggest game of a long season. I’m heading to the park, waiting for the bus. I see a man walking across the street wearing a Cubs jersey…nothing unusual about that. I notice the... Read more »

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field
When I last left you, it was the Friday before the big event. Two days¬†until I tossed out the first pitch before the Cubs-Reds game. No big deal, right? WRONG!!! A very big deal…OY!!! It’s not just the toss from the mound, although there’s some of that; it’s all the things leading up to that... Read more »
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Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?

Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?
Homelessness is about to pay off….big time!! Here’s the basics: Lincoln Park Community Services, Comcast and the Chicago Cubs are hooking up. They’re doing some promotions together and raising some cash/awareness…always a good thing. It started last Monday when Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and some other volunteers stopped by the shelter to make lunch. About... Read more »

Serena Williams has only one person to blame for her U.S. Open loss

Serena Williams has only one person to blame for her U.S. Open loss
By now, we all know what happened in New York on Saturday. Serena Williams was defeated in the final by Naomi Osaka. But it wasn’t the loss, although that was surprising, that made the headlines. Quick recap: Naomi wins the first set in dominating fashion. She’s leading in the second when Serena blows up. Three... Read more »

Remembrances of Stan Mikita

Remembrances of Stan Mikita
The heroes you make when you are young are the best. They get you interested in an activity that you’ll love throughout your life. It could be sports, music, politics, art, entertainment or whatever; you’ll always remember fondly the ones you idolized when you were a child. I first found hockey in 1961. I was... Read more »
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How do you decide who to cheer for in the World Cup?

How do you decide who to cheer for in the World Cup?
World Cup 2018 fever!! Catch it!! Okay…okay…let me take it down a notch or five. I’ve tried to like soccer all my life. We played it at summer camp and it was fun, but really it was just a bunch of ten year olds running around a field. But that was playing the game, not... Read more »
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