FOR PETE’S SAKE (My Chat with Pete Rose)

February 19, 2017

Pete Rose finally got the call to the Hall but it wasn’t Cooperstown. His recent induction was to the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame inside Tropicana Field. “One problem with Ted Williams,” Rose said. ” I didn’t get to see him play. I guess I’m glad  I didn’t get see him play, I’d be […]

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THE KILLER “B’S”, BRADY BASHING,GAGA, GRANNY’S, NIMA HELMET & AL JARREAU

February 16, 2017

I took the hint early on. It could have been not hitting the curveball or for that matter the fastball too. It could have been the basketball dribbling off of my leg or maybe it was the football flying through my fingers…. My dream of being a professional athlete was never going to happen but […]

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THE C-LISTERS, TRUMP IRONY, THE CASE FOR MCGRIFF, NFL GOODBYES & MIGHTY MARTY

January 19, 2017

Damn you Cowboys—you ruined a helluva run and an impressive litany of sports symmetry. For many, 2016 was graded an F for several reasons with the exception of the sports portion which you could argue turned in an all out A plus plus. So when you have an A and average it with an F—well…. […]

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DEFENDING 2016, LUCKY BASTARD, THEO, GUTTER BALLS & PLAYOFF PICKS

December 31, 2016

Good Luck 2017, you have a tough act to follow….. The towering inferno that was 2016 gave us plenty of headaches and heartache. You didn’t discriminate 2016— taking legends from the music world, icons from our sporting landscape, authors, actors, innovators and for heaven’s sake a pair of astronauts. My goodness Gene Wilder, Prince, Ali, […]

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GIVING THANKS, ROCKY, ROMO, HOCKEY WARRIOR, GATOR REVENGE & BABY CAKES

November 22, 2016

Tis the Holiday Season and while many love Christmas, my two favorites precede it. Halloween will forever be my number one–think about it—low risk, very high reward. You throw together a costume and “voila”—-you get loads of candy and how can you not love all the trick or treaters. By the way, Halloween parties have […]

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THE NEW NORMAL?!, THANKS CUBBIES, SANFORD & SON, HELL OR HIGH WATER & JJ

October 27, 2016

Kids these days….. Can’t blame em, they couldn’t help when they were born but now they’re smack dab in the middle of quite the “new” normal. Or Abnormal–depending on your perspective. These Kiddos think it’s normal to have the Cubs playing in the World Series or the city of Cleveland on the verge of not […]

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