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Just When Hopes Were Flagging, Everything Crashed. It may have been Super Bowl week in Houston, but it was “Super Week” in Gainesville, full of crashes. The good kind of crashes — for both the Gator football and basketball programs. Jim McElwain’s football recruiting program, under fire from critics for lagging behind half the SEC … Continue reading Crashing was Fun for Florida Gators During ‘Super Week’

From my home office in Mishawaka, Indiana, 2½ hours north of Indianapolis, the hometown of former “Late Show” host David Letterman, whose nightly Top 10 lists set the bar that all of us pretenders never will leap over. Thanks always, Dave, we miss you: No. 10 … Super Bowl I, Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas … Continue reading One Guy’s Top 10 Super Bowls of All-Time … And No, They Don’t Belong to David Letterman

This coming Sunday at approximately 10:30 p.m. – after 60 minutes of football, after countless 30-second spots selling at $5 million each and after a $10-million halftime show headlined by Lady Gaga – Tom Brady may have pro football’s mountaintop all to himself. If Brady and the New England Patriots knock off the Atlanta Falcons … Continue reading ‘Tom Terrific’ but give me ‘Joe Cool’ any time, any sport, any Super Bowl

Great to be on with Buddy Martin and Brenden Martin yesterday! So thankful to these guys for giving me my first TV opportunity back in 2008! We might have been broadcasting out of a garage but it was the best experience for all of us. From the All Sports Report to our recruiting shows, they … Continue reading Laura Rutledge on The Buddy Martin Show

Routinely, baseball gets blasted for its games being too long. Basketball hears it all the time about how the last five minutes of clock time generally take roughly the length of a Presidential election cycle. God help us. Now, it’s time to take college football to task. Seriously, is the National Championship game over yet? … Continue reading SHORTEN FOOTBALL GAMES; WE HAVE LIVES TO LEAD!

Depending what your zip code is, the weather outside has been frightful or delightful. Like most places across the good, old United States of America, Michiana – the area where counties in southwestern Michigan meet those around South Bend in northern Indiana – has, for the most part, experienced a mild winter. The forecast as … Continue reading The weather matters little once the golf bug bites you bad enough

Years ago when I was trying out this profession for a living, I came upon a favorite football coach of mine at a favorite place of mine. The late Glenn Edward Schembechler Jr. – known better as “Bo” – was playing in a summer golf alumni outing for his employer, the University of Michigan, at … Continue reading Memories of playing and hanging around special people at America’s top golf courses

I felt a profound sadness and deep sense of loss when I opened my Facebook Page last Friday to learn that Edwin Pope had died of cancer at 88. And after reading Greg Cote’s fine tribute to his former colleague, I wept. The world has lost a wonderful writer and even better man. To read … Continue reading Remembering Edwin Pope: He played typewriter keys like Ray Charles played piano

Like any loyal fan of the Chicago White Sox, outgoing President Barack Obama couldn’t resist throwing a high, hard one at the Chicago Cubs when they visited the White House Monday to celebrate their World Series championship. “They said this day would never come,” Obama said. “Something none of my predecessors ever had a chance … Continue reading Obama and Cubs reveal why sports is good for our nation’s soul

Forty-eight years ago, I wanted to be Joe Namath. Sunday, I wanted to be Aaron Rodgers. It was 48 years ago last Thursday that Joe William Namath delivered on his pre-game “guarantee” and left the Orange Bowl in Miami waving his right index finger following the 19-point-underdog New York Jets to a 16-7 victory over … Continue reading Rodgers works different magic and conjures up titles from yesteryear

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