Category: Sports

Ordinary Joe, A Nobel Prize Winner?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 3, 2020 - Features, Politics, Sports, Writing
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Much has happened since I last stepped up on my soapbox. President Trump has contracted coronavirus, the first presidential s**tshow debate occurred, there is a Supreme Court vacancy, the Tampa Bay Lighting won the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Cubs played like the Cubs and were swept in the National League playoffs, the National Football League […]

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Place Your Bets! 2020 Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 4, 2020 - Features, Sports
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It’s Kentucky Derby time! However, this year’s Debry will most likely not be, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson, decadent and depraved. Not only it is being held on the first Saturday in September, it is being run before no fans. That means no mint julep tailgates, no D-list Hollywood celebrities, no appearances of […]

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Once Again, A Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 1, 2020 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports
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Last week, I did a Have You Noticed? post. In this edition of the Soapbox, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a year–a Boo/Yahoo post. The beginning of March. Yahoo. Even though March is not my favorite month, it is a lot better than February. And spring is just a few […]

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Have You Noticed During Late February?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 23, 2020 - Features, Politics, Sports, The Arts
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I am going to do something I haven’t done in a half-year–a Have You Noticed? post. Have you noticed that February never seems to end? Worse, since this is a leap year, it’s going to be longer? Have you noticed that moderation is no longer a virtue in the Democratic Party? Have you noticed nobody […]

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Ordinary Joe Fantasy: Attending the Oscars Ceremony

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 9, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, The Arts, Writing
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It’s has been one busy week since my last post. Donald Trump was acquitted in the impeachment fiasco trial, the Kansas City Team With a Somewhat Politically Incorrect Nickname won the Super Bowl, the Iowa caucus was a disaster, radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with cancer and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, […]

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Not Bowled Over Super Bowl LIV

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 2, 2020 - Features, Music, Sports, TV
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Sis-Boom-Bah! It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Even though I enjoy watching the pigskin sport, I am not a Super Bowl fanatic. Unlike Dagwood Bumstead from the funny papers, I don’t buy enough food to feed armies from a couple dozen postage stamp-sized countries. Although the games have been better in recent years than the snooze fests […]

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It’s Good to Be a Man

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 26, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Sports, The Arts
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Rather than writing about the impeachment of President Donald Trump or Mr. Peanut (no, not Trump. Instead, the Planters mascot allegedly went to the Great Nuthouse in the Sky, though he will probably be back because you just can’t keep a good man or legume down), I am going to write a testosterone-filled post. Next […]

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No Writing Today–A Stream of Conscious Poem

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 19, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Poems, Politics, Sports
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Today, I am suffering from writer’s block. Whenever that happens, I like to examine my more sensitive literary side and write poetry. Not surprisingly, I am going to compose another one of my stream-of-conscious poems: No writing today. I’m feeling Depressed That Christmas And New Years Came and went Quicker than Santa Claus Fleeing a […]

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Last Post of the Year: The 2019 Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports, The Arts, TV
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys! I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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More Things I Am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 23, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Sports, TV
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This is a continuation of last week’s post in which I list some of things I am not thankful during the Thanksgiving season. Leftovers. For about a week after T-Day, I will be eating such delicacies as turkey tetrazzini, chili con turkey, turkey casseroles, turkey pizza, and hot fudge turkey sundaes. Even though I like […]

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