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Sports Columns

NBC is a definite must-see on Sunday for Super Bowl, Olympics

This is going to be a rather odd Super Bowl Sunday on TV. Specifically on WLUC-TV6, since its NBC network will have a full day — as in about 20 to 22 hours — of the Big Game (big enough for me to capitalize it) and the Beijing Winter Olympics. So in observance of that, I’m going to ...

Of stocking caps, kickers and punters

There are a couple ways I thought about starting today’s column, but I’ll begin with the most personal. Well, not really too personal unless you consider a piece of winter clothing as a warm, close companion, which I never have — it’s more something you have to deal with when it’s ...

Cream rising to the top of NFL playoffs

What a first round of action from the NFL last weekend! I realized as I was looking at the results that almost half of this season’s playoff games — six of the 13 — were played on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There’s four games this weekend, two during the conference championships ...

Green Bay Packers fans, just sit back and relax right now

Isn’t it nice as a Packers’ fan to be able to watch all the wild-card playoff games this weekend with hardly a care in the world? You know you don’t have to fret about your favorite team losing, and you can also be comforted in that Aaron Rodgers is resting his pinky toe and a whole ...

Week 18 not unique to this NFL season

Some pro football pundits have been talking about the unique nature of this week’s games, as it is the first time a Week 18 has ever been held. This extra week on the schedule was necessitated when the league added a 17th game to this year’s season for the first time. One given for ...

Miami Dolphins on a strange journey this season with massive streaks

It intrigued me during the Monday Night Football game this week when the announcers talked about the Miami Dolphins’ unique season that features both a seven-game losing streak and a seven-game winning streak. Since the win streak is still going, it means that number could increase to nine ...