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I was watching the first NFL game of the season on Thursday night – Green Bay versus Chicago – happy to see that football was back at last. As the network returned from commercial at the beginning of the second half, the cameras focused first on the two booth announcers – legendary commentator Al Michaels…

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I was sitting at Charlie’s Little League game yesterday, thinking that we might get some ice cream if the game ended early enough, when I suddenly remembered something from my childhood: When I was playing Little League baseball, you only went for ice cream if you won the game. As a boy, this made sense…

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I am a founding member of the Blackstone Millville Regional Junior Senior High School chess club. Quite an accomplishment. I checked with my alma mater. The chess club no longer exists. Honestly, I’m not sure if it even continued to exist during my time at the school. But for a brief period of time, possibly…

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The Red Sox, World Series champions last year, were invited to visit the White House this week. About one-third of the team, including the manager, did not attend. The team split along racial lines, with almost exclusively white athletes making the trip. This is nothing new for the Trump Presidency. While past Presidents have welcomed…

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A youth hockey game in Canada between the Kitchener Jr. Rangers Red and the Cambridge Hawks Red in October of last year ended in a score of 41-0. This means that the Kitchener team scored more than a goal per minute. The coach of Kitchener stated that once the game got out of hand, he…

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Have you heard? National Women’s Soccer League stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris are engaged to be married, the couple announced last week. The romance between the athletes began nearly a decade ago when the two met while playing for the U.S. National Team. Social media was abuzz with the news last week, with people…

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I’m writing this an hour before the kickoff to Super Bowl 53 to remind myself about how I’m feeling right now in case some ridiculous catch or devastating strip sack ruins my night. My friend, Steve, says that as a Patriots fan, I’m spoiled, and he’s right. But more than spoiled, I’m so incredibly fortunate.…

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As a Patriots season ticket holder, I am sent playoff tickets with the rest of my season tickets every year. This always includes a ticket to the AFC championship game, which is unfortunately being played today in Kansas City, which makes this ticket null and void and make me very sad. Had the Patriots made…

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I was sitting in section 331 at Gillette Stadium last week. The Patriots were at midfield and driving to the end zone. Instead of the typically crisp passes from Tom Brady to his cast of suspect wide receivers, New England was running the ball, opening up large holes for the running backs to exploit. With…

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It’s rare when you actually get to witness the straw that breaks the camel’s back, but a few weeks ago, I witness just such a straw-and-back situation while sitting in the stands of Gillette Stadium. My friend and longtime seat mate, Shep, and I were waiting for the game to begin. On the field, fans…

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