On Being Offensive…

July 11, 2020 Back in the good old days I went to summer camp. Camp Thayer in Braintree, Mass. The good old days. Before people were offended by nearly everything it seems. Anyway, our age groups at the camp were named by Native American tribes. The Sachem… Blackfoot… Comanche… Hopi… Iroquois. You get the idea. ...

2020 NASCAR Preview: Week 17 – Kentucky

All kinds of horsepower in Kentucky today..

Role Models

June 6, 2020 Sports people matter. It was 27 years ago that Charles Barkley declared that he was not a role model. The upshot of that was a national discussion as to who should and should not be one. As it turned out… Barkley was. The former NBA star is as much as anyone else ...

Disappearing into the night

June 20, 2020 This just in.  Baseball teams in the New York Penn League were told that the start of the season will be postponed indefinitely.  You think? The 82nd NYP season was supposed to begin this week.  As the Major Leagues debate terms of a return to action... the Minor Leagues have been told ...

NASCAR leads the way…

June 27, 2020 I am not a NASCAR guy. Never closely followed it. Been to a couple of races, including Daytona, and was entertained but found it largely loud and confusing. I mean you can't tell who's winning the race. It is a cultural phenomena. Born in the south. Based in the south. Largely run ...

Back in 1899…

July 4, 2020 William McKinley was the United States president in 1899. But vice president Garret Hobart died in office. Significant on two fronts. First… Hobart College was not named for him. And second… Theodore Roosevelt replaced him. Roosevelt became president when McKinley was shot and killed in Buffalo two years later. 1899 also brought ...

2020 NASCAR Preview: Week 16 – Indianapolis

10 weeks earlier than last time, but now on 4th of July weekend!

2020 NASCAR Preview: Weeks 14 & 15 – Pocono

Two days in the Poconos!

2020 NASCAR Preview: Week 13 – Talladega

Back to the high banks..

2020 NASCAR Preview: Week 12 – Homestead

We're at Homestead-Miami, and it's NOT the end of the season!

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