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Sports Commentary 2/27/14 – Re-Upping with Travelers

It was like we’d come full circle in April of 2006, when, then Travelers-St. Paul Insurance Company stepped up in an 11th hour rescue mission to save the local stop on the PGA Tour.

02/27/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/26/14 Ruling on Behalf of Sensitivity

For reasons of political correctness it’s difficult to argue against installing the NFL’s new infraction rule, but the narrow aim of political correctness often misses a much bigger target.

02/26/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/25/14 The AAC, Not The Place To Be

Troubled times got even more troubling for the American Athletic Conference with the announcement that Temple University is cutting baseball, softball, men’s indoor and outdoor track and men’s gymnastics for budgetary reasons.

02/25/2014

Sports Commentary 2/24/14 Told Ya So

TOLD YA SO First, the numbers.  21 wins.  I think that already puts UCONN in the NCAA Tournament.  Five.  UCONN’s position in the American Athletic Conference.  That may be problematic. Unlike the old Big East, […]

02/24/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/21/14 – Another Meeting of the Culture Club

Yesterday I heard Joe Philbin’s spin on NFL culture, then I saw the video of Ravens running back Ray Rice that led to allegations he knocked out his fiance in an incident at an Atlantic City casino. It’s worse than we could ever have imagined.

02/21/2014

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis vs. SMU, Feb. 4, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

Sports Commentary 2/20/14 – The UConn Women & The Numbers Game

“You almost become more demanding in certain areas”, said UCONN women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma after last night’s XL Center win over Central Florida that upped the top ranked Huskies record to 27-0.

02/20/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/19/14 – Apology Offered, Sort of Accepted

Richie Incognito finally got the message. He was losing his case where it has the greatest impact, in the court of public opinion.

02/19/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/18/14 – Olympic Coverage “Love Those Games”

I don’t hate the Olympics. Nor do I carry on a love affair with them. They make for a difficult two and a half weeks every two years, alternating between the summer and winter games.

02/18/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/12/14 – No AHL Love from The Governor

With Governor Dannell Malloy as the guest, the subject of hockey came up on Channel 3′s “Face the State” with Dennis House on Sunday Morning, specifically the possibility of a return of the National Hockey League to Hartford.

02/12/2014

Walter "Doc" Hurley, 2007 (Courtesy Connecticut Veterans Parade)

Sports Commentary 2/11/14 – A Tribute to “Doc Hurley”

Walter “Doc” Hurley was a “Renaissance Man”. He was a sports star who turned his love of education into a life of inspiration. “Doc” was an inspiration to generations of young people and a calming influence in the nation’s time of civil rights crisis.

02/11/2014