The Daily DOB — July 28

July 28, 2014 0 Comments

As I sat in the stands at QU-Stadium on Sunday night, it hit me — football season will be here soon. I don’t pay much attention at all to the preseason nonsense in college or NFL football. But I got to thinking how glorious it will soon be to have football-filled weekends again. When it […]

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The Daily DOB — July 23

July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Sorry, folks. It’s been one of those weeks. Sorry I haven’t been blogging. One of the best things about my “not so” new job is that you never have the same day twice. I was unable to blog on Monday because I spent several hours watching police look for two men who committed an armed […]

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The Daily DOB — July 18

July 18, 2014 0 Comments

As expected, a story about a 5-year-old Quincy boy who allegedly was locked in his basement by his mother on Easter Sunday struck a nerve with Herald-Whig readers on Thursday. The story generated a lot of feedback on Facebook. Many of those in the Facebook world wish nothing but ill for the boys’ mother, who […]

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The Daily DOB — July 17

July 17, 2014 2 Comments

I have been on night duty each of the last two nights. That means I missed out on watching the MLB All-Star Game — something I really like to watch every year — and the ESPYs — something I never watch. Sounds like the All-Star Game was a dandy. Monitoring happenings on Twitter, it sounded […]

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The Daily DOB — July 15

July 15, 2014 0 Comments

If it wasn’t for my good buddy and former Whig sports guy Blake Toppmeyer, I wouldn’t have known that Monday was the kickoff to the snoozefest known as college football media days. Toppmeyer now works for the Columbia (Mo.) Tribune and helps cover the University of Missouri football team. He was tweeting tidbits throughout Monday’s […]

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The Daily DOB — July 14

July 14, 2014 0 Comments

On Friday afternoon, LeBron James finally let everyone know that he was “heading home.” James decided that four years and two NBA championships in Miami were enough and he decided to return to his (close to hometown) Cleveland Cavaliers. After getting killed for his TV special “The Decision” when he left the Cavs in 2010, […]

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The Daily DOB — July 11

July 11, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — July 11

Welcome to 7-11. I wish we had a 7-11 in Quincy. We had them growing up in Galesburg. Slurpees were the frozen treat when you’re 10 years old. One of the best things about going to 7-11 when they had cups that had baseball players’ pictures on them. You can find them for sale all […]

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The Daily DOB — July 9

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — July 9

Before I get going today, a very happy 10th birthday to our youngest son, Reid. The sports-crazed little guy asked for — and received — a Lionel Messi T-shirt among other goodies. He gets to celebrate tonight by playing in two baseball games. That Messi shirt he asked for was a direct byproduct of the […]

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The Daily DOB — July 8

July 8, 2014 0 Comments

Sorry for the lack of a return post yesterday. Too darn busy after a week off. Today is the fourth anniversary of LeBron James’ first “Decision.” Grantland has a good piece on how LeBron made his big announcement back then when he “took his talents to South Beach.” I had a friend text me today […]

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The Daily DOB — June 30

June 30, 2014 0 Comments

It’s that time of year when I take a little break. DOBservations will be on hiatus until Monday, July 7. Will be back at it then. Enjoy your Fourth of July holiday!

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