Category: sports and entertainment

A Game With Character

October 19th, 2014
Last night Florida State and Notre Dame face off in another gridiron battle for collegiate football supremacy. While I knew it was going to be a hard fought game in the trenches, I did not what a heartbreaker it would turn out to be. In a see-saw battle… more »

Back on the Court!

October 17th, 2014
Tonight is my first set of games to begin a new season of basketball reffing. This time around, I have decided to focus on improving my floor mechanics so that I don't have to second guess myself as to where I should be to make the best call. Three year… more »

Another Amazing Day in Collegiate Sports

October 4th, 2014
This week has been very special when it comes to US collegiate football: six top-ten upsets all told including three of the top four going down to defeat. My favourite, Notre Dame, won a close one against Stanford with a last minute touchdown. While my… more »

Dodgers on a Roll!

September 25th, 2014
It has been a very gratifying season following my Dodgers night after night in the hunt for another NL West title. This time, I think this team is coming together to win it all, based on phenomenal pitching, great fielding, and very reliable hitting. It… more »

Johnny on the Spot

September 22nd, 2014
So the Cleveland Browns are finding a way to include Johnny Manziel, their star second-string quarterback, into the play these days: trick plays. Johnny M. lines up as a running back who goes over to the sideline to talk to the coaches as the signals ar… more »

Great Week on the Bowling Green

September 16th, 2014
This is the end of the lawn-bowling season when there are a host of fun tournaments and special fundraisers. I took part in four of them this week and thoroughly enjoyed myself, especially in the pairs game I played with one of the better women bowlers… more »

An Odd Celebration of Life

September 16th, 2014
Last Saturday I took some time out of my busy schedule to attend a celebration of life in honor of a fellow referee who recently passed away from complications due to an ongoing fight with leukemia. Peter was an important person in getting me interested… more »

A Violent Sport in More Ways than One

September 13th, 2014
After reading Greg Estabrook's "The King of Sports" this past spring, I was more convinced than ever that the NFL. as a pro-sport operation, was truly dysfunctional when it came to protecting its own. What made it America's number one sport was nothing… more »

Everett, All is Forgiven

September 7th, 2014
It is always nice when we find it in ourselves to forgive someone for screwing up and then offer them a second chance to redeem themselves. Morally, we should do this because that is what we would like if we had committed a significant wrong and hurt ma… more »

Just Too Many Weapons

September 5th, 2014
I am a loyal Packer fan who is very excited about watching the opening game of the season between the Pack and the Super Bowl champions. I am realistic enought to know that though the Pack are good and should win their division, they may have a hard tim… more »
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