Blame Cannada


As area football players gear up for the first week of full-contact practice, I can’t help but be overcome with nostalgia.

I remember my first practice on the high school football team like it was yesterday.

A day in boot camp

I wouldn’t make it in the military.

That much was confirmed last Saturday as I struggled through a day of boot camp as part of the “Warrior 101” crash course program, put on by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Being a patriot

It happens every year. The sudden need and desperate desire to blow something up.

It usually doesn’t hit me until the sun begins to set on July 4. This year, I nearly ran out of time.

It is relevant

The entire world is enjoying the spectacle that is the World Cup and the United States remains stuck in the same old, tired discussion.

Will soccer ever “catch on” in America?

Pucker up, sis

I think I speak for the entire country when I say, “What was that?’

I imagine very few things in life are as dissatisfying as the way Sunday’s World Cup match between the United States and Portugal ended.

World Cup bliss

Oh soccer, why did I ever abandon thee?

It only took a few seconds — 32 seconds to be exact — for me to pose that question, internally, while watching the United States squeak by Ghana 2-1 in the opening match of World Cup group play.

Watching my sports

I have a sports-watching dilemma, as most of you may know.

A few months ago, my wife and I decided to ditch cable in favor of more money every month and a little extra free time. I didn’t really think about how that would impact my ability to keep up with sporting events, but I wish I had.

A football fix

Around this time each year, football fans get a shot in the arm.

For football-oholics like myself, it’s not nearly enough to tide you over until the fall, but it does provide just enough to take the edge off.

An evening out

It was after business hours on Trade Street last Wednesday. Most people were on their way home. Shop owners could be seen locking up and people were beginning to gather at their favorite downtown restaurants to enjoy a nice meal.

Southern Thymes had been closed for a while after having served lunch and breakfast earlier.


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