Archive for September, 2009

No Apology Necessary

Posted: 25th September 2009 by DavidBurnett in Basketball, Coaches, Racism
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University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl is funnier than most coaches. But one of his recent jokes fell victim to political correctness. Resulting in a quick but perhaps unnecessary apology. The other day Pearl, with perfect comics timing, joked about how he deals with the various cultures of the players he coaches. “I’ve […]

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I might as well write this now, while Randy Shannon and his Miami Hurricanes are still undefeated. My first impression is that it appears he has a national championship caliber team. It is important that Shannon, the Hurricanes former defensive coordinator do well this season. I believe he has a chance to make a powerful […]

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Ernie Harwell: Still Living

Posted: 18th September 2009 by DavidBurnett in Major League Baseball
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I don’t live in Detroit but I know about Ernie Harwell. He is 91 years old yet only a couple of years retired as the longtime, captivating voice of Detroit Tigers baseball. Ernie had a way of making any game seem special and interesting. It’s probably why he lasted so long. Sadly, the other day […]

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Tiger At His Best: Why We Watch

Posted: 12th September 2009 by DavidBurnett in Golf, Tiger Woods
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When Tiger Woods is great he is capable of setting records that may never be broken. When he’s average he still finds a way to win. And occasionally he exposes some real flaws in his game, but he is most times still competitive even if he doesn’t win. Which brings us to the third round […]

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