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25 things from spring

June 2, 2013 It’s time for the spring version of 25 things. Twenty-five random thoughts on sports and other topics. Let’s go: 1. more »»

Africa — My Homeland. Former Olympian inspires lessons in sport and politics

May 31, 2013 From mid-January to May, Tiffin was a temporary home for a Tiffin University visiting lecturer in sports management from the war-torn country of Sierra Leone on the west coast of Africa. Dr. more »»

Picking someone to finally fill out that fantasy golf foursome

May 25, 2013 When my daughter was home for Christmas last year she told me a golf story. It had me thinking about how cool it would be for me to be in the group she was talking about. more »»

Everything can change in an instant

May 25, 2013 The most amazing thing about life is how normal it can become. One minute, I was driving home, thinking about the sectional baseball game I’d just witnessed. more »»

Taking that first 2013 look into the wonderful world of golf

May 19, 2013 A month ago we were all wondering if spring would ever arrive. Over the last two weeks we have reaped the joy of watching Mother Nature do her thing. more »»

A tribute to the world’s best mother — that would be mine, of course

May 12, 2013 On this special day when we honor all the mothers out there, I thought I would share with you some memories of my mothe. more »»

42: A movie worth seeing

May 12, 2013 Jackie Robinson is absorbing what Branch Rickey is telling him. Yes, he wants him to play in the big leagues, be the first black player to play in the 20th centur. more »»

The annual tribute to the 2012-13 bowling league champions

May 4, 2013 You know one of these years I am going to pull the big switcheroo. Instead of honoring the league winners, perhaps I will write about the cellar dwellers. more »»

ESPN has lost touch

May 4, 2013 Competition is a good thing. It brings out the best is people. more »»

From the card table to the lanes, these senior citizens are active

April 28, 2013 The banquet was held at Fort Ball Pizza Palace and it was not a good time for me to be on a diet. more »»

The genius of the NFL?Draft

April 28, 2013 The phone rang Saturday afternoon. It was someone I’m close with. Who’s in Europe. This person has been on vacation the past few weeks, and I’d spoken to him only once in that interim. more »»

Overwhelming support for Hoover

April 26, 2013 It was a sea of white but intermingled throughout were the colors of districts from the area. There was the red of Hopewell-Loudon and the brown of Old Fort. more »»

Anatomy of a roll off — The Big 8 League championship match

April 21, 2013 I love roll offs. It means that it is the end of the season and you are bowling for all the marbles, or at least some cash, trophies and bragging rights. more »»

Terror hits in sports setting

April 21, 2013 In the wake of a tragedy, it’s common for pundits to talk about sports as an escape. After Sept. 11, the people of New York had their spirits lifted by the New York Yankees‘ World Series run in 200. more »»

Mohawk making a mistake with Hoover

April 17, 2013 The score shows St. Joe beating Mohawk, 1-0, but the truth was the Warriors won the baseball game. Back on that Monday in 2010, the Warriors battled St. more »»

It’s never too late in the bowling season to discuss lane etiquette

April 14, 2013 I ran across eight simple rules that were titled “Lane Etiquette.” I found them to be helpful, if not a little simplistic. more »»

Learning lacrosse

April 14, 2013 It was an introduction, and an education. Through nine years as a professional, and more than three decades as a sports fan, I had never attended a lacrosse game. more »»

Making predictions is fun, as long as you don’t mind being wrong

March 31, 2013 Seriously, don’t you love making predictions? I’m guessing most of you have filled out NCAA touranment brackets. more »»

A purist’s perspective

March 31, 2013 Major League Baseball doesn’t care about me. It took me a long time to really believe it, even though deep down I knew it to be true. It’s not personal. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t know me. more »»

Finally — A reasonable explanation for this writer’s bowling woes

March 24, 2013 The words jumped off the page and into my psyche. I was reading the USBC Journal and suddenly I had an answer for what has plagued my struggling game. more »»

 
 

 

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