Category Archives: Sports

Dannotated history

In 2020, I did my best to capture — and sometimes mock — historical highlights of each day. I am by no means a historian, but here’s a recap, for anyone interested: On January 1, 404: A Christian monk named … Continue reading

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Sliding the trails

We live right next to one of Raleigh’s Greenway trails, which I’ve enjoyed. I used to ride my bike on it regularly. During the two years prior to Memorial Day Weekend, I rode it exactly three times. Each outing ended … Continue reading

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Super Bowl halftime woe

Like a whole lot of other people who subsequently made their opinions known, I watched last night’s fiery halftime show. Unlike many of those shared opinions, I found nothing offensive about it. Nor did I lose control of myself. Nor … Continue reading

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Super Bowl ‘ell

[As published in the January-February issue of Midtown Magazine.] Panthers fans, here’s hoping by the time you read this, our as-yet-undefeated team has come even closer to playing in the Super Bowl out in San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium. This is … Continue reading

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Slammed unc

Psst. Hey, you – the allegedly grown man at the kids’ basketball game tonight. You know who you are – you were sharing your very candid opinions with the refs, the coaches, the players, and the parents all night, as … Continue reading

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March sadness

A few nights ago, I dropped my son off for an overnight event, and on my way home, traffic came to a stop in the highway just outside a coliseum where the teams in a well-known college basketball rivalry had … Continue reading

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Devil’s in the outfield

Late in the spring, Matthew decided he loves baseball. He asked us to sign him up for a team; I wouldn’t be surprised if he meant in the Majors. But I told him about Little League, and he still seemed … Continue reading

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My trip to Mylanta, aka don’ts for dads

I’m blaming my weekend-long stomach ache on Friday morning’s glazed donuts. Or maybe it was the airport food. Or the two bumpy flights within 24 hours. Or the plethora of beans at Hard Rock Cafe. Or even the numerous nauseating views from 65-72 stories … Continue reading

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Tales from the Gate

Sure, it’s a little late in the season to reprint this, but I figure this week we’re all due for some lighter reading to come from the world of college football. I hope you enjoy Tales from the Gate. [If you … Continue reading

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The Calvinbowl

Matthew has been asking me to play “football” in the living room lately. His end zone is the back door; mine is the couch. The goal is still to get to one’s own end zone with the ball, but the similarities … Continue reading

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