The Daily DOB — Dec. 22

December 22, 2014 0 Comments

After a 10-day break, I’m back in the office just in time to take some more time off for the holidays. The TV highlight of my break was finding all kinds of 1980s footage on the WWE Network. The WWE recently put up “Tuesday Night Titans” and “Prime Time Wrestling” for viewing. I ripped through […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 12

December 12, 2014 0 Comments

It’s time for a little holiday break. I’m taking some time off to watch a lot of basketball and maybe shop for some Christmas gifts. We’ll resume regular blogging activities on Monday, Dec. 22, just in time for Festivus.

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 11

December 11, 2014 0 Comments

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was the first NBA player to wear an “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt, doing so before last Saturday’s game. Rose’s shirt had the words that New York City choke hold victim Eric Gardner said before he died. Since Rose wore the shirt others in the league like Kobe Bryant have also […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 10

December 10, 2014 0 Comments

While you were sleeping last night, the Chicago Cubs made their latest move into contention. According to the Chicago Tribune, the team signed free-agent pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract, the highest in team history. The Cubs’ offseason has played out about as well as any of their fans could have hoped. […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 9

December 9, 2014 0 Comments

The history books show  Quincy University brought its football program back in 1986. The school finally gave it life on Dec. 8, 2014. On Monday, the school announced that it was bringing the program back to campus after four years of “home” games at QHS’s Flinn Stadium. The football side of QU Stadium will have […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 8

December 8, 2014 0 Comments

Had a chance this weekend to watch both Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame’s boys basketball teams in action. Sadly, both lost. The Blue Devils fell Friday night at home to a quality Rock Island team, while QND had trouble holding on to the ball on Saturday night in an overtime loss to Macomb […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 5

December 5, 2014 0 Comments

Just when I was bumming about being out of the sports mix, I remember why I love doing what I’m doing now. Unfortunately, when times are busy for me in my “new” job, it means that there is usually someone in peril. That’s the price you pay when you’re the “crime guy.” On Thursday night, […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 4

December 4, 2014 0 Comments

The Quincy University men’s soccer team’s run for a national championship fell short this afternoon with a 4-1 loss to Lynn University in the national  semifinals. The Hawks have had a great run, most of it chronicled by my buddy, Matt Schuckman. There haven’t been too many times when I miss the old sports beat, […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 3

December 3, 2014 0 Comments

It appears the St. Louis Rams aren’t the only ones using a sporting event to join the Ferguson protests. Over the weekend, a Knox College basketball player, junior Ariyana Smiith, staged her own protest at the beginning of the Prairie Fire’s game at Fontbonne University. Fontbonne is located in Clayton, Mo., which is where the […]

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The Daily DOB — Dec. 2

December 2, 2014 0 Comments

Had an (unwanted) extended Thanksgiving break thanks to illness on Monday. Still feel like garbage today, but am pushing through. Two thoughts on University of Illinois sports today. 1. I’m OK with the school not showing football coach Tim Beckman the door. The Illini improved in Year 3 of the Beckman era. They’ll be going […]

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