Category: Sports

Place Your Bets! 2021 Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 30, 2021 - Features, Sports
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The sound of a bugle, the garland of roses, the chirps of cardinals, the smell of fresh manure and even fresher bourbon, the bacchanalian antics of drunk partygoers, the curses of thousands of broken down gamblers betting their last two dollars on two-bit colts limping off to the glue factory–it’s Kentucky Derby time! One question […]

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Ten Years After

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 18, 2021 - Features, Politics, Sports, Writing
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One of the groups that performed at the Woodstock concert in 1969 was Ten Years After. While I was thinking up something to write this morning, I was surprised to discover that I have been blogging for ten years. Much has changed over the past decade. I moved into a new house, wrote several books […]

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Taking Down Pro Wrestling and MMA

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 11, 2021 - Features, Sports
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It’s Wrestlemania weekend! A few years ago, I was a huge fan of pro wrestling because it would combine psuedo-gladiatorial violence with Three Stooges-like pratfalls. I especially liked the interview segments in which wrestlers would describe in the most graphic detail how they would devastate their opponents. It was trash talk at its most trashiest, […]

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I Have Been Forgetful

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 21, 2021 - Features, Sports, Writing
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My, my, I have been forgetful lately. This week, I forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day. I didn’t get a chance to drink green beer and Shamrock Shakes, sing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”, and watch Leprechaun movies. Nor did I get a chance to write limericks. I believe limericks are a seriously underrated literary […]

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A Forward Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 28, 2021 - Features, Sports, TV
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February is coming to an end. As Joe E. Brown said in Some Like It Hot, “Wow-wee!” Now I can look forward to: –The NCAA Final Four. Perhaps the greatest sports tournament because it is not too small like the NCAA football championship tournament or interminably too long like the Stanley Cup. It will be […]

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Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 7, 2021 - Features, Sports, TV
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Even though February is my least favorite and even though the weather is typical February weather–i.e., cold and snowy, I am in a giddy mood. It is Super Bowl Sunday. Actually, I am not giddy because my favorite team is in the Super Bowl. I am not a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs or […]

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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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