A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Yes, it was a fun season
Wednesday, 30 Mar, 2011 – 10:27 | Comments Off
Yes, it was a fun season

It took Big Guy all of three minutes after meeting his coach to assess the coming flag football season – not that he’s prone to snap judgments.
“This is going to be fun,” he grinned. “He’s …

Are you ready for some football?
Tuesday, 23 Nov, 2010 – 14:34 | Comments Off
Are you ready for some football?

So remember a couple of years ago when I said that I don’t care what the guys do as long as they keep trying to be the best they can be?
I lied. You probably figured …

Can playing football cause suicide? Can sensationalism cause hysteria?
Tuesday, 21 Sep, 2010 – 23:49 | Comments Off
Can playing football cause suicide? Can sensationalism cause hysteria?

There are more than 17,000 football players each year in the NCAA’s top two divisions. Anyone know how many have been diagnosed in the past year with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically found in …

A SWAT for picking on the girlfriends when the problem is society
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2009 – 22:03 | Comments Off
A SWAT for picking on the girlfriends when the problem is society

I get what you’re saying, Mike Leach. I also get why you’re saying it.
Your rear’s so sore you probably still can’t sit after last weekend’s 52-30 butt-whoopin’ from in-state rival Texas A&M. A loss at …

A SWAT for taking college football to Congress
Friday, 23 Jan, 2009 – 0:52 | 2 Comments
A SWAT for taking college football to Congress

Hey, didn’t the Bowl Championship Series end two weeks ago when Florida beat Oklahoma in Miami?
Then why was it being played again for 40 minutes Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives?
Because a representative from …

9to5to9: The Big Guy Curse might be over
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2008 – 1:19 | Comments Off
9to5to9: The Big Guy Curse might be over

I thought WVU’s 4:30 p.m. Pacific time kickoff would work.
Big Guy’s soccer practice starts at 5:30 so that gave him less than an hour, taking into account fiddling-around-getting-ready time and pregame talking heads time, to …

The little Mountaineers who could and their lessons for the guys
Thursday, 28 Aug, 2008 – 14:33 | Comments Off
The little Mountaineers who could and their lessons for the guys

Bill Stewart
“What’s that say, Mommy?” Big Guy asked, pointing to the banner a West Virginia fan held during the Fiesta Bowl tonight.
“It says, ‘We’ll never leave you,’” I replied.
“Who left?”
“The Mountaineers’ coach. He got another …

The Big Guy curse kills the Mountaineers
Monday, 28 Jul, 2008 – 14:33 | Comments Off

The No. 2 curse didn’t kill West Virginia – the football team, its national championship hopes, half the state – Saturday.
It was the Big Guy curse, a far more powerful phenomenon.
I thought we were over …