The Daily DOB — April 16

April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld had it all figured out years ago. When it first started, his TV show used to start with a standup bit. Seinfeld once addressed the role of a sports fan. Basically, Seinfeld said we’re really “rooting for laundry.” As long as a guy wears your uniform, you root for him. If he […]

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The Daily DOB — April 15

April 15, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — April 15

There was a time not too long ago when I thought Major League Baseball’s “Jackie Robinson Day” had run its course. I didn’t really understand the reason behind having every player wear No. 42 every year on April 15, the day Robinson broke into the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. I thought […]

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The Daily DOB — April 14

April 14, 2014 2 Comments

Sorry about the blog hiatus last week. Too many late nights covering a murder trial can put a crimp into blogging. But I’m back to regular blogging this week. Sadly, I didn’t watch a shot of the Masters until Saturday. I’m OK with Bubba Watson winning the title for the second time in three years. […]

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The Daily DOB — April 7

April 7, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — April 7

Another WrestleMania has come and gone. Sadly, the 30th edition of pro wrestling’s “Super Bowl” was pretty predictable. If I can predict what’s happening, you know they’re not mixing it up much. I correctly predicted five of the six match winners, including Daniel Bryan’s win over Triple H and has subsequent victory in a Triple […]

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The Daily DOB — April 4 (Bonus edition)

April 4, 2014 2 Comments

Working the night shift this weekend and had my WrestleMania preview already written. So here’s a little bonus for you to chew on this weekend. In case you haven’t heard, the Quincy Public Schools announced that it has formed a search committee to help the district find a new basketball coach at Quincy High School. […]

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The Daily DOB — April 4

April 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — April 4

It’s Super Bowl Sunday for the pro wrestling fans on Sunday. Coming to you live from New Oreleans is WrestleMania 30. Watching the event is a day of obligation for anyone who fancies themselves as a pro wrestling fan. For more than 30 years, I’ve been watching wrestling. I remember being bummed that no one […]

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The Daily DOB — April 3

April 3, 2014 0 Comments

The beginning of each major sports season means a free preview of that league’s package on DirecTV. Right now, the MLB Extra Innings package is wide open for all to see. If it wasn’t for so many games being played on MLB Network during the season, I’d probably buy it. If for no other reason, […]

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The Daily DOB — April 2

April 2, 2014 0 Comments

When you get into journalism, you certainly don’t do it for the money. You do it because you love telling people’s stories. For about 20 years, I did that as a sports writer. Just over 18 months ago, I moved over to the news side when I took the crime beat. The stories I write […]

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The Daily DOB — April 1

April 1, 2014 0 Comments

As I wrote in my column in today’s Whig, you have to be on guard today with it being April Fool’s Day. At least one writer down in Texas had fun with his readers today. High school sports are a big deal anywhere. For any proof of that around here, just check out the buzz […]

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The Daily DOB — March 28

March 28, 2014 0 Comments

It’s been a crazy week. Thank goodness it’s Friday. I’ve been looking forward to Friday all week. Today, our oldest son, Derek, turns 15 years old. He’s a high school freshman, which is really unreal. A year from today, he’ll be able to drive, a fact that is even more unreal. Derek is an interesting […]

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