Month: June 2016

I will never forget the first time I saw it.  I must have been around 9 years old and it was at the Mountain View Elementary School in Roanoke, Virginia.  My little 9 – 10 year old basketball team had a game scheduled in the Mountain View gym on that Saturday afternoon.  There were always […]

You may have heard that this is an Olympic year.  The every four-year festival known as the Games of the (whatever) Olympiad begin on August 5th in Rio.  You’ve no doubt heard most of the talk being centered on the Zika Virus and its widespread effect on Brazil.  It’s already scared off some athletes, mostly […]

The Major League Baseball Draft is over.  The College World Series is in progress and that means that once again for small cities and towns in the Appalachian region of the country it is time to play ball. It was 105 years ago in 1911 that the Appalachian League of professional baseball was born.  It’s […]

Let’s face it, it’s less than 100 days to football season and we are in the summer sports doldrums right now.  There isn’t a whole lot going on of any significance for the months of June and July so for this week’s post, I thought I would just post some random thoughts or as I […]

Let’s be very clear.  There is NEVER a justification or an excuse for sexual assault on either a woman or a man.  There is likewise NEVER a justification for domestic violence.  You sexually assault or hit a woman, you’ve not only broken the law, you’ve forfeited any right to play college sports. Let’s also be […]