Category: Sports

An Olympics for Klutzes

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 25, 2021 - Features, Sports
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It’s time for the hoopla over synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, handball, and water polo. The Olympic Games have begun in Tokyo, Japan. Way, way back in the days in which (Charles) Atlas was a muscleman and Hercules (aka Steve Reeves) was the greatest of Greek he-men, I had a fleeting interest in becoming an Olympic […]

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What Bugs Me–Mid-July

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 18, 2021 - Features, Sports, What Bugs ME
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I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a What Bugs Me post. You know what bugs me in the middle of July? Bugs, of course. July is the time the pesky insects are everywhere. I especially hate going swimming in a public swimming pool and seeing hordes of dragon flies. […]

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Strange Days

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 13, 2021 - Features, Music, Sports
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The musical group The Doors once had a song called “People Are Strange”. I dunno, but I feel like not only people but virtually everything is strange. I went to the grocery yesterday. It was odd being around so many people without masks. I have been around Dr. Kildare look-alikes for so long that I […]

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Being Smart and Being Wise

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 6, 2021 - Features, Sports
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“You’re so smart.” Back in the near medieval days of the 1970s when smartphones look like contraptions from 2001: A Space Odyssey and when people wrote letters rather than tweets, I heard that phrase from countless teachers as well as the meanies who gave me wedgies in the boys’ lavatory. Actually, I’m not that smart. […]

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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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