Blame Cannada


I wish somebody had given me a talking to when I was going into ninth grade. It would have saved me a lot of heartache, scrambling and indecision.

At Byrnes High School, that’s exactly what football coach Brian Lane is doing for incoming freshmen.

Dark places

Exactly seven days ago, I was in a very dark place as a sports fan.

What you have to realize before moving forward with this column is that I don’t claim very many sports teams. I love watching sports, but there are very few teams, maybe just one, that I follow with great devotion.

The WE in team

"What position do you play for North Carolina?”

That’s the sarcastic question I was recently asked when I referred to my beloved Tar Heels as “we.”

This is a topic of great debate in the sports community.

Should fans refer to the team they pull for as we?

Convoluted caucus

If you think this caucus stuff is moronic, you’re not alone.

Aside from the fact that no one cares about what happens in Iowa except during an election year, the actual voting process is absurd.


This is my favorite time of the year for sports, y’all.

College basketball is heating up, the Super Bowl is on its way and the NBA is starting to get interesting.

But, as anybody who reads this column knows, college hoops is my first love.

Tributes to No. 11

There’s no protocol for what happened at Greer last week. There’s no good way to deal with the loss of a student athlete. You shouldn’t have to go through this sort of thing in high school.

Kids shouldn’t have to be heartbroken over the loss of a friend or family member. Parents shouldn’t be burying their own children.

Spending a billion

Let’s be honest, we’re all dreaming about what we would do with our Powerball winnings. With the jackpot surpassing a billion dollars this week, I’ve started to compile my own list of plans for the money. Just for fun, here are a few:

1. I would go see any game I wanted, whenever I wanted.


Is this what my life has come to? Is this reality? Am I really about to root for Clemson in the national championship game?

I can’t believe this is something we’re talking about in early January—an undefeated, No. 1 Clemson team. It seems surreal.

This is a nightmare for Gamecock fans (I’m not one of those, by the way).

The piano

I’m not musically inclined.

I don’t know how to play any instruments (unless, of course, you’re counting the kazoo as an instrument…in which case, I am a beast at kazoo).


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