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Booyah or Nah?

Because of everything else that happened in December, I almost forgot that my car window came off its track on Christmas Day while I was in the DC area. The same thing had happened to the driver’s side window last … Continue reading

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Green Hot Peppers

As a GMU alumni, I was happy to hear the latest good news about my alma mater. The Green Machine, George Mason University’s pep band has been named the best in the nation by the NCAA. The band, under the … Continue reading

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Don’t Heckle the Hof

 When comedian Steve Hofstetter read the news that Side Splitters Comedy Club was going to close for football season, he called the club’s owner and made arrangements to re-open it. Steve and his partners will manage the club through the … Continue reading

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Lavell You Say

 Lavell Crawford took second place on Last Comic Standing in 2007. More recently, he’s recognized from his role as bodyguard Huell Babineaux on Breaking Bad. Lavell is appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. He stopped by WNOX for … Continue reading

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Men of Faith

The high school football season started this week both on the field and in the movie theater. When the Game Stands Tall stars Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur of De La Salle High School in Concord, California. The De … Continue reading

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Shooting the Roq

It was uncomfortable to watch myself attempt to play basketball, even if the footage was from 18 years ago. I was so bad that the audience chanted my name every time I touched the ball as if it would somehow … Continue reading

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Having a Field Day

Paul Simoneau, the Vice Chancellor for Administration of the Diocese of Knoxville, attended the Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk last month. At first, I thought he was just stopping by my booth to say hello. He actually had several specific … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Football

The confirmation of the rumor that Boomsday 2014 and the Vols’ home opener would switch days made me happy. Having Boomsday on a Saturday means that I get two days off in a row on Labor Day weekend. It’s unusual for … Continue reading

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The Children Are Our Future

Harrison Smith was a star player at Knoxville Catholic High School and at the University of Notre Dame. My wife were in the stands at KCHS the night the coaches from Notre Dame and Tennessee were scouting Harrison. Harrison now … Continue reading

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The Lights Are Much Brighter There

Five or ten years ago, it would not have been a big deal to schedule a Knoxville Ice Bears hockey game and a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert on the same night. I remember one winter night a few years ago … Continue reading

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Kiner’s Kudos

It’s been a joy to read articles about Ralph Kiner, who died Thursday. He was one-third of the New York Mets broadcast team that I loved watching as a kid. The other two announcers were Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson, … Continue reading

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Auburn Notice

Movies and TV shows often make it seem funny to scatter someone’s cremated remains. The fake ashes almost look like gray baby powder instead of the real thing. Cremated remains aren’t ashes at all. They are pulverized bones. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Butcher Block

The opening of Face the Nation caught my attention as I was channel flipping on Sunday morning. I don’t usually watch the show but they teased an upcoming segment about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy that … Continue reading

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Well Struck, Sir

Excitement over baseball is in the air, or at least it is thick on my social media fans. A lot of my friends are either St. Louis Cardinals fans or Los Angeles Dodgers fans. There are some Detroit Tigers fans … Continue reading

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