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Sports Commentary 3/5/14 – The Days of the Big East…

Now it’s gets fast and furious and yesterday I previewed an upcoming ESPN special that’s perfectly positioned to set the tone for the madness.

03/05/2014

Marc Leishman, 6th hole, Travelers Championship (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/3/14: 104 Days Until First Tee

Whatever it may look like or feel like outside as you make your way to work this morning, think about this. In 104 days Travelers Championship week officially opens at the first tee at the TPC River highlands in Cromwell.

03/03/2014

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Sports Commentary 2/28/14 – Committment

We never expected this, but we have come to learn that, in terms of commitment to the community, we can expect just about anything at anytime from Travelers.

02/28/2014

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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

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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