Why I’m not overly impressed with Russell Westbrook’s triple-double season and why you shouldn’t be either

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When my mother and I first moved to Tampa, I was eleven years old.  Baseball was my life. I lived it, breathed it and could tell you every stat from every player on every team in the league. To relieve Continue reading

Playoff Fan Central for those who missed it: An awfully wordy pictorial

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And so ends another college football season with the Clemson Tigers getting that 35 year old monkey off their back by proving Nick Saban was a mere mortal after all. It was a wild weekend in Tampa, the game’s host Continue reading

Why I love (and hate) betting underdogs all at the same time

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The following is a tale of success and heartbreak.  It’s a story of unlikelihood yet perfect probability.  For on any given Saturday… I say Saturday because betting on college football is perhaps the most thrilling way to make money wagering Continue reading

Coaches, opinions, protests and wait, there was an election?

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In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, we just held a presidential election.  It was kind of a big deal. Real estate tycoon and now president-elect Donald Trump bested career politician and former first lady Hillary Clinton in what Continue reading

What Did Tennessee? What Arkansas: The Conclusion of a Vacation Well Spent

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Remember at the beginning of this adventure when I A-Teamingly hinted that I liked when a plan comes together?  The objective of this trip was for four old friends to visit Memphis and travel to Fayetteville to see Florida take Continue reading

The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

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The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

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“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading