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Friends, Sorry friends we are a little late today but I’ve been running around Atlanta in meetings and am now headed to an event where SoCo CEO Tom Fanning with be named CEO Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Assn. Nice digs at the Georgia Aquarium by the way, you should check […]

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Friends, Welcome to Marathon Monday, better known as Patriot’s Day.  Today is the 122nd Boston Marathon and this year the weather looks pretty windy, cold and soggy.  You can see the Boston Globe’s coverage full coverage here.  The elite runners have already finished and for the first time in 33 years, an American woman has […]

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Friends, I launch today on the 18th anniversary of one of SNL’s best sketches EVER: Christopher Walken and “More Cowbell.” I’ve got fever… and the prescription is… What an end to the Masters as Patrick Reed held off the charging Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth to win his first Major. Reed, often seen as one […]

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Friends, Hope everyone had a great Passover and Easter. It is not that rare that the religious dates occur in the same weekend and in fact 2015, this year, next year and 2020 all feature the Passover/Easter dates in the same weekend. There is a new hero for NCAA Final Four lore: Notre Dame’s Arike […]

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Friends, Easter Week has arrived and that means Spring Break for many schools (Hannah’s Wellesley and Olivia’s Indian Creek)…and Congress is gone for two weeks. It also means MLB Opening Day on Thursday.  That of course reminds me of one of my favorite movie scenes from Bull Durham. After last week’s budget deal was completed, […]

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Friends, Given tomorrow is the first day of spring.. it’s totally March Madness!!!  Wow… Was that a great weekend of basketball? Some great games and some great surprises. While I never would have picked them, I certainly know where UMBC is since it is about 10 minutes from my house. In fact, on St Patrick’s […]

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Friends, I always hate losing an hour of sleep when we spring forward.  Props our friend Andy Black who posted a lucid objection on Facebook to changing our clocks twice a year.  We need that extra hour of sleep for March Madness. Yes, March Madness is here and with yesterday’s selection show now is the […]

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Friends, Oscar Sunday went off without a big hitch. Big Winners included Guillermo del Toro, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Gary Oldmam.  More importantly, the Oscars ceremony signals that March Madness is upon us. Murray State was the first team to punch their ticket to the NCAA tourney with the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on […]

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Friends, I cannot start today without a mention of the Winter Olympics. I just love all the personal stories and herculean efforts. While there were many ups (X Games-type events) and downs (men’s hockey, figure skating), my top three US moments were 1) Women’s Hockey Gold; 2) Jessie Diggins epic gold medal final sprint in […]

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Friends, Hope you enjoyed an extra day in honor of our Presidents.  It offered us a chance to watch a little more of the Winter Olympics. While there has been lots of great action, tomorrow’s Women’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal game may be the most significant event of the entire two-plus weeks.  While men’s ice […]