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Significant Preparation

With the completion of last night’s Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey, the nation can now catch its collective breath and move forward from football—but not really. The National Football League has developed itself into a 12-month-a-year reality. Upcoming rookie combines lead to the draft—which, for many teams and fans, has become almost as important…

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Uncharted Territory

The PGA Tour was in La Quinta, California, this past weekend for the playing of the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament. The tournament, historically linked with Bob Hope, marked the tour’s return to the mainland after two weeks in Hawaii. This year, however, something special was going on as a relatively unknown golfer blazed his way…

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Reaching Goals

In the NFL, as in all sports, everyone sets goals. For some teams, it is to have a winning record. For others, to make the playoffs. For the elite teams, they start off the year determined to win the Super Bowl. Setting goals is an important in professional sports, but, in some ways, that is…

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Leaving the Past Behind

One of the toughest things for professional athletes is moving beyond the game when it is time to retire. Sometimes this causes them to try and hang on long after their abilities have faded. Sometimes it causes them to live in the memories of past achievements and past glories. Sometimes it causes them to allow…

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What’s Next?

Baseball is a game of choices. As a hitter, do I bunt, take, or hit away? As a pitcher, do I throw a fastball, curveball, or slider? As a baserunner, do I steal, stay, or fake? As an outfielder, do I hit the cutoff man, go to second, or throw home? One of the game’s…

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Welcome to the Draft

Tomorrow evening is a Thursday night smack dab in the middle of the NFL’s offseason, so it’s hard to believe we can say this, but it’s true: Tomorrow night may be the most important evening of the year for many NFL teams. Of course, this is because tomorrow night is the first round of the…

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Hot Corner

In my younger years, I played third base in both baseball and slow-pitch softball. As a result, I can tell you from experience that this idea of third base being the “hot corner” is not a figment of the imagination! It is completely about being able to instantly react. You don’t have time to think…

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Keeping the Long View

As a fan of Liverpool Football Club, this has been a challenging year. With their fourth manager in the last four years, the storied Reds have not exactly been a model of stability (for that, take a look at the New England Patriots or Pittsburgh Steelers). But when 39-year-old Brendon Rogers was hired last summer,…

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When Anger Boils

When we last saw NASCAR at Homestead, Florida, last November, Brad Keselowski was winning his first ever Sprint Cup championship. The back story, however, was all about the growing feud between Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon. Gordon, as you may recall, had intentionally wrecked Bowyer the previous week in Phoenix, resulting in a brawl between…

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Youth Is Served

Last Thursday night, the Indianapolis Colts easily defeated the Jaguars, 27-10, in Jacksonville to go 6-3 as they pass the midpoint of the NFL season. Considering how dreadful the Colts were last year, that 6-3 record would be a huge story all by itself, but what makes it even more significant is the play of…

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