The Daily DOB — Jan. 21

January 21, 2015 0 Comments

It didn’t take long Tuesday to change the channel. The ESPN yakkers were already going nuts over a football game that won’t be played for nearly two weeks. And that was before the whole silliness about the Patriots’ alleged deflated footballs became an issue. The weeks between the NFL’s championship games and the Super Bowl […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 20

January 20, 2015 0 Comments

We’re less than a week until Curtis Lovelace’s next scheduled appearance in Adams County Circuit Court. He is scheduled to appear before Judge Bob Hardwick at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. The hearing isn’t expected to be a long one. It will last maybe 10 or 15 minutes. We should find out several things though. The […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 16

January 16, 2015 0 Comments

Saturday is my Twitterversary. Yes, there is such a thing. (Ok, maybe it’s just a product of my mind.) The first tweet from my personal account was so inspiring. “I’m heading back to work … again,” I wrote at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2009. If you’re on Twitter, you can use this link to […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 15

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 15

The Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning. I went 0 for 8 in regard to seeing any of the Best Picture  nominees. Pretty sure that is at least the 16th year running that I haven’t seen a Best Picture nominee. Unless you’re a movie buff, do the Oscars really matter any more? I understand […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 14

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 14

We’re taught as youngsters to never judge the book by its cover. Many times over the last several months I zipped past the General Store on Mark Twain Avenue in Hannibal on my way to the downtown area. Never once did I think about stopping to buy gas there. First, I thought the place was […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 12

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 12

As part of the fitness challenge that my wife and I are doing, we are trying to eat healthy. This means trying out some health foods. On Sunday night, I ate bird seed. Ok, it wasn’t really bird seed, but it certainly looked like it. Quinoa (pronounced kin-wa) is a pseudocereal, according to Wikipedia. It’s […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 9

January 9, 2015 0 Comments

So, my wife and I started a fitness challenge through the Quincy Family YMCA this week. We did the weight in on Wednesday and I got my first workout in that night. I need to lose a few pounds and maybe this “contest” will help motivate me to get off the couch. I like working […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 7

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 7

Editor’s note: Welcome to post No. 1,300 in DOBservations history. I am not an animal guy. Truth be told, I tolerate cats and dogs and have no interest in having either run around my house again. Thankfully, neither one of our sons have wanted any gerbils or lizards during their lives. We are an animal-free […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 6

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 6

The journey started 18 years ago today when I stepped into the Herald-Whig as a full-time employee for the first time as a sports writer. The day was Jan. 6, 1997. I will never forget my first story on a show horse. I still think that was some sort of rookie hazing done to me […]

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The Daily DOB — Jan. 2

January 2, 2015 0 Comments

Guess this whole college football playoff thing is going to have some legs to it, huh? The first round of games in the “major college” playoff — smaller Division I schools like Western Illinois have had a playoff system for years — were pretty entertaining on Thursday. Yes, the Rose Bowl was a blowout between […]

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