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ESPN17: Start Bailing ‘Little Buddy,’ This Skipper Can’t Steer a Ship Either

ESPN president and Disney Suit John Skipper would never be confused on sight with Alan Hale’s seafaring TV character of the 1960s shipwreck comedy, Gilligan’s Island (‘64-67 CBS). Now “Thurston Howell III,” ...

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NFL17: Adrian Peterson Pressing For Saint-hood On a 2d Miracle Comeback

Adrian Peterson v. Marshawn Lynch If the New Orleans Saints new superstar in Adrian Peterson can pull off yet another miracle comeback like he did in 2015 when, post serious knee injury ...

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NFL17: Draft Dogs and Pony Show to Exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Gotta’ hand it to the curators of the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft, they can spin friggin’ straw into freakin’ gold, holy Rumpelstiltskin! With a player product possessing of such a high degree ...

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MLB17 Chin Music: Will Joe’s Cubs Need a Merkle Boner to Complete This Repeat?

“Merkle’s Boner:” It didn’t catapult the Chicago Cubs to the 1908 World Series, their 3rd in as many years, but it did by way of that game’s 1-1 tie, provide the Bruins ...

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NFL17 – Las Vegas: Think Symbolism Is For Suckers? Trying Sitting For National Anthem

The Las Vegas Raiders: It has a certain NFL ring to it, no pun, even as I’m not a fan of the relocation. But “a rose is a rose,” i.e., it is ...

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NFL17: A Patriots Peer, It’s Back To Top-Tier or These Packers Turn Flat Beer

♫ Shades of Mediocrity ♫ Pretendership: It’s an NFL station most Green Bay Packers devotees have never knelt before in prayer for guidance and delivery. Anyone who roots for the green & ...

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MLB17: Cubs Atop, Everything Old Is New Again, And 19c. Championships, SABR-Snobs

*(CL-FC)Set to defend their first MLB title since 1908, the Chicago Cubs have stepped off cloud nine and back onto terra firma to begin their quest for a 2nd title-in-tandem (1907-08) by ...

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NFL17 – SB51 Super Cherry Jam: Make Way Fred & Ginger, Swing Time Has a New Team In Foxborough

Swing Time, the Big Shift, Meltdown City, whatever you label it, the NFL game is becoming a very strange one indeed. — — — Top hoofers Astaire & Rogers were hip to ...

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NFL17 – SB51 Super Cherry Pick: It’s ‘Follow You Follow Me’ With MVP Models Matt Ryan & Tom Brady

Seems fitting that the two NFL teams, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, showcasing the two top players in 2016 in MVP favorites Matt Ryan & Tom Brady, should’ve successfully run their ...

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NFL17 Conference Cherry Picks: Top Dogs Hunting & Halasing On Way to Houston

If the Pittsburgh Steelers chatty guru Mike Tomlin is a “cheerleader” coach as one sport personality recently opinionated, then all I’ve got to say (write) is this: Give me a W! Give ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W12: Who Makes Your Playoff Final Four?

Minute Waltz Thanksgiving Late-game INT aside, Sam Bradford’s value to Vikes’ roster is unquestionable; Lions Tahir Whitehead goes John Lennon (Here, There & Everywhere): 11 solo; Cowboys’ Sean Lee goes all Paul ...

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NCAAF16: Bad Karma Behind the Brian Kelly – Notre Dame Blues?

Karmic Backlash It’s become standard operating procedure today for many in the mainstream and social media, that when a public figure makes a misstep or puts them self too far ahead of ...

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NFL16: In Deferring to Dakota, Tony Romo Fails the Grit-Test

He didn’t take many questions in Tuesday’s press conference. Instead, Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback for the past decade, Tony Romo, read a statement. And he got goods reviews from press corps and ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W11: Pax Patriotana, Caesar Trumpus, Mamarazzi & the Demigoths

I started cutting my political teeth way back in 1968. I remember the year because it was an event, a national tragedy that began the process: The assassination of Bobby Kennedy (d. ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W10: Heavy Mettle Jams Make For a Super Slate

Mettle game: A sporting contest where both teams have previously demonstrated a capacity for exceptional play but a showing that has either, 1) been lacking in its consistency (losses), or 2) not ...

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MLB16 Chin Music: Cubs Win Is Just More Cloudburst For Rainmaker Theo Epstein

Those Sporting Gods are a funny bunch of deities. Not funny like a “clown,” oh no, but curious, like that monkey on PBS (“George”). At times they seem asleep at the wheel, ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W9: In a Sorry Slate, Broncos @ Oakland Beckons

Maybe you’ve got some chores to do around the house (or flat), ones you‘ve been putting off. On Sunday, put on your dungarees and have at it. Check out the lawn. One ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W8: Poise’n in the Pocket, Philip Rivers Just Keeps Rollin’

Live-wire. Fully charged. Gung-ho, go-getter. The Decatur Dynamo. Jay Cutler’s bizarro-world opposite (Sorry JC, it‘s not you, it’s ‘dem (‘da Bears)). All tags that hang well on San Diego Chargers sanguine quarterback, ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W7: Dallas QB Dilemma Asks, ‘What Would Tony Do?’

If you like to write and then have a habit of coupling that hobby with a love for everything that is the NFL, everything, that is, except Disney (ESPN) and Deion Sanders ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W6: ‘Dr. (Dart) or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Pocket)’

Rabbit Test With most amateur coaches today nixing the quarterback model that’s play-oriented, teaching intensive and preparatory for pro-style pocket-passer, opting instead for Coach-Lite®, i.e., chisel on the job specs in relying ...

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NBA17: Colin Curries Conflict, Lego® LeBron Builds Legends and Lives

Caring to Coalesce “It is our task to provide Turkey with the match to inflame the people against Russia.” Words of Nazi “Colonel Robinson (Sydney Greenstreet)” in the George Raft – Brenda ...

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MLB16 Chin Music: Angels Weep But Gods Still Favor Pujols & Trout

It won’t be the question that keeps Anaheim Angels’ braintrust fidgeting when their 2016 season ends with conclusion of Sunday afternoon’s game against the visiting Astros. More likely it will be the ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W4: Presidents, Field Generals & Super-Chiefs

One down, two to go. Phew! With the first presidential debate of Election 2016 now in the books* and media spin-cycle on full-tilt, this NFL fan got to thinking about the prestigious ...

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NFL16 Cherry Picks W3: Whosit at QB? Whocares..with Belichick’s Brain

Sittin’ Pretty It’s one of the rivalry weeks in this early going of NFL16 as the Redskins take on the Giants, Lions visit Lambeau, 49ers with flair for football fend-off distraction and ...

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NCAAF.16: It’s Saban, Meyer,..then Everyone Else in FBS-D1

I’m not one to watch CNBC and the like. That goes for most TV today. Can’t stand the ADD-delivery, the lies (faux-reality), the dumb-down (The Simpsons) and the double-dipping (commercials and monthly ...

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