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Time for 25 things

October 6, 2013 It’s early October. Lots of things to write about, so let’s do another edition of 25 things. 1. Our box scores focus on offense, so it’s easy to overlook just how good Columbian’s defense has been. more »»

Picking the right name on the fantasy wire

October 3, 2013 The other night in the news room, I asked John Montgomery to share with me some names and stats so I could add them into a roundup we were doing on that night’s actio. more »»

A legend remembered

September 29, 2013 Frank Barber knew how to make you feel better. On the radio, his smooth, deep voice carried a reassuring quality. It was a piece of what made the veteran newsman who died last week, so special. more »»

Rodman worms his way into global sport-politics, while Olympics sees leadership change

September 24, 2013 USA! USA! USA! Who doesn’t love a good ol’ chant for the red, white and blue? The rest of the world, that’s who. Face it. more »»

This wonderful game can force you to ask the question — how come?

September 22, 2013 Is there a more fickle game than the game of golf? One minute you are sailing along feeling good about yourself as well as your game, and the next thing you know it’s head shaking tim. more »»

I miss him

September 22, 2013 I miss Art Modell. There. Said it. It’s in print. Can’t take it back. more »»

Don’t be a twit

September 19, 2013 I’ve been called it since I was a kid. My grandfather, Grandad, died a decade ago Tuesday. As I pondered that anniversary, I found myself reminiscing about some of our conversations growing up. more »»

Where do people come up with names for all the golf courses?

September 15, 2013 There are tons of golf courses worldwide. All of them have a name. Some of those names are more interesting than others, but all courses have been christene. more »»

Hold onto to your stocks and your players

September 12, 2013 When I first signed up for a retirement fund, I found myself staring at my statements every quarter to see how much money my investments had gained or los. more »»

Sooner or later, we all eventually have reason to ask, ‘why me?’

September 1, 2013 I have never been an autograph seeker. For starters, it never seemed important to me to have someone’s signatur. more »»

Mohawks Buhrow past Hardin Northern

September 1, 2013 FOSTORIA — On a field replete with freshmen, seniors led the final pus. more »»

From bogey to blow up — the origin of golf terms we use

August 17, 2013 When I reported the albatross recorded by Josh Graham recently, I wondered how “the albatross” as a golf phrase came about. more »»

Don’t judge a book by its cover

August 17, 2013 “He has the IQ of a shoelace.” This was how I described Charlie Manuel to my co-workers at the BG News in 2002. The Indians weren’t having a good season, and I was venting. more »»

Change is going to happen when it comes to the game of golf

August 10, 2013 Halfway through our round of golf on Wednesday, my playing partner asked a simple question. “How can I play so poorly today after playing so well last week?” I responded with an equally simple answer. more »»

Lunch with Rocky

August 10, 2013 My mother stood with an old hero Saturday afternoon, getting her Cleveland Indians’ jacket autographed. “I had two turtles,” she told the 80-year-old slugger. “One named Rocky. The other was Tito. more »»

Is Hunter Mahan really the husband of the year? I’ll let you decide

August 4, 2013 If you are a fan of golf, you already know the story. Hunter Mahan was leading the Canadian Open by two strokes as he warmed up on the range before the start of the third round. more »»

Where, oh where, are the summer pick-up games?

August 2, 2013 There is something to be said for the nostalgia of those vintage hot summer days when only lunch, dinner or darkness could end a pick up game of baseball, football, stickball or whatever kids played... more »»

Fact or fiction

July 28, 2013 My Uncle Gary related the story as we headed for Goldfield Ghost Town in Arizona. more »»

It’s time for a TWIG — That would be This Week In Golf, of course

July 21, 2013 This has been a great week for golf. The LPGA is in Toledo. The PGA stars are across the pond. Locally the New Riegel Open took place last weekend. Stories abound concerning all three events. more »»

Making the turn in golf can be good, bad or tremendously delicious

July 13, 2013 When it comes to making the turn while playing a round of golf, most golfers have mixed emotions. Those playing well on the front nine do not want to take a break of any kind. more »»



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