Category Archives: SPORT

Sports As Epic Story- The Kaiser in Kitzbuhel

The 2014 winter Olympics at Sochi has had its fair share of distractions somewhat obscuring the always interesting stories behind competitive sport.  Pictures of inadequate toilet facilities, rancid water, Olympic rings that don’t open  and overbearing Russian presidents have distracted … Continue reading

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Miracle On Ice

To see it as a television projection is ultimately the most appropriate way.  The memory after all, for all but the 8500 people in the stands of the Lake Placid hockey arena on February 22, 1980 is a gift of … Continue reading

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A New Age Quarterback

As hard as it was to watch my vaunted Green Bay Packers crumple like a paper  mache’ balloon last night, one could not help but recognize that a major shift in how the storied game of football is going to … Continue reading

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Bushville Wins!

The summer has proved to be oppressively hot, the news of the day generally negative, and my own baseball team is mired in mediocrity.  It seems to be a perfect time to indulge in some nostalgia and sit down with a … Continue reading

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Fall Classics, Everywhere You Look

      For most, baseball is an acquired taste.   Slow moving, long on tactics and at times short on action, with byzantine and at times inscrutable rules and traditions, the game struggles to hold the attention of the casual fan.  When the … Continue reading

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Super Sunday

     The football contest between my Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers to be played later today in Dallas, Texas has world event  ramifications.  It is estimated a billion people will watch the game, and the lucky 100,000 on site … Continue reading

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The Ice Bowl

     Today’s National Football Conference championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears is expected to be played in fairly frigid conditions with highs in the teens and wind chill factors hovering around zero.  The field has … Continue reading

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Play of the Year – Man Learns to Fly

     Every once in a while sport provides us with moments of awe of what humans are capable of. And what they are capable of sometimes exceeds the laws of physics. In a college football game on Saturday night, in-state rivals … Continue reading

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“Like A Tremendous Machine!”

     A new movie reminding  all of us of the excitement surrounding one of the great “athletes” of any generation is moving into theaters.  The movie is about the horse Secretariat, the magnificent triple crown winner of 1973.  I expect … Continue reading

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Halladay Almost Matches the Immortal Don Larsen

Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies earlier today threw a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds, winning 4-0 in only the second no hitter in major league baseball playoff history. He threw to only 28 batters; the only runner reaching … Continue reading

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