Black Wednesday

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This coming Wednesday is the darkest day in the sports year. There are no real sports in action as baseball completes its All-Star break, football is still a number of weeks from opening camp, basketball’s interminable playoff season recently came to a close, and hockey is in the middle of “Dental Season,” during which they replace lost Chiclets in preparation …

The Rockets Red Glare

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Independence Day 2012 is right around the corner.  Families coming together from far and wide to engage in those most American of all pastimes , eating ’til ya puke and drinking ’til …well…more puke.  Even that attractive proposition, though, will pale beside the fireworks show near you. Just as Christmas’ true meaning has gotten lost amongst the need for more tinsel and …

Oh My Papa

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Let me be the first to say “Happy Father’s Day,” gentlemen.  I hope you get everything you need, most of what you want, and have retained the ability to smile convincingly when you get a tie instead.  Father’s Day got me to thinking about who would be considered the “Father” of some of the sporting traditions that we hold dear. …

Literary Genius and College Sports

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People who don’t follow college sports have a misguided view of those who participate in/avidly follow the games.  Except for the Ivy League schools; players, coaches and fans are seen as being on a somewhat lower rung on the ladder of intelligencia than people who make a hobby of Cold Fusion or Genome Theory.  In this Saturday’s chat, I intend to disabuse …

A Vacation Chevy Chase Would Love

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June 2nd, boys and girls.  Time to plan the vacation that your kids will be talking about for years to come.  We at the international headquarters of FishDuck’s worldwide holdings are honored that you have chosen to look to us for your vacation planning needs for the summer of 2012. Sometimes it’s fun to visit the cities that house other teams during the offseason. …

NCAA Probe Complete

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CSI FishDuck: NCAA Probe Files – Eugene In this week’s episode, the NCAA Probe is complete, and about time too. The NCAA investigation of the Oregon program has caused no end of worry and fret among Duck fans around the world. Finally the probe is complete. Information and sanctions are expected to be handed down in the next few days. …