Category: Sports

A First–A Post About Disco Music, Women’s Soccer, and Bastille Day

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 14, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports
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For about the zillion time, I feel like an old fart. Has it been 40 years since Disco Demolition Night in Chicago? Disco Demolition Night about the nearest thing we Late Baby Boomers had to Woodstock. True, it wasn’t a celebration of peace, love, rock music, pot, and skinny dipping. Instead, it was much like […]

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Can You Believe?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 30, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Can you believe it? The year is half-over. Can you also believe since January that: –Donald Trump is still president and has not been impeached. –A team from Canada won the NBA championship but not the Stanley Cup (in fact, the last time a Canadian team won the Cup, Bill Clinton was president, Gennifer Flowers […]

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The 500 and Indianapolis

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 26, 2019 - Features, Sports
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Ladies and gentlemen in the middle of Indiana, start your engines! It’s time for the Indianapolis 500. Back in the early 1970s, one thing I wanted to do was see the Indianapolis 500 in person. Watching the tape-delay highlights of the 500 (it was not shown live until 1986) was the highlight of my Memorial […]

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May Writer’s Block

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 18, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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Once again, I am at a loss of words. This time, I am suffering from “May Writer’s Block”. Next to June, May is my favorite month of the year. The winter chill is over, and the oppressive heat of summer is still a couple of months away. Flowers are blooming in the neighborhood gardens. Talking […]

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Place Your Bets! 2019 Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 4, 2019 - 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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A Question and Answer Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 7, 2019 - Features, Politics, Sports
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A couple of days ago, my great friend, Al Tureeegogh, stopped by my place and asked me a bunch of questions. In this post, I will try to answer a few of them: 1. Are you glad spring has finally come? Of course. This past winter was long and unusually cold–I froze my gluteus maximus […]

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March: The Good, The Bad, and That Purgatorial Feel

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 3, 2019 - Features, Sports, Writing
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February is over. Yahoo. This past February had been one lousy month for me. I had to spend $800 for car repairs thanks to a busted alternator and another $200 to patch up my driveway. As usual, the weather has been relentlessly awful. About the only time I got out of the house was when […]

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The Super Bore or Yet Another Paean to MMA

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 2, 2019 - Features, Sports
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Sometimes, it’s good to be a man, especially on the unofficial National Man Day–i.e., Super Bowl Sunday. But what if you are someone of the masculine gender who doesn’t give a whit about the Super Bowl? Unfortunately, I am suffering from that particular predicament. I really don’t care if the Los Angeles Rams or the […]

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Another Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 20, 2019 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports
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Since I don’t know what I want to write, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a Boo/Yahoo post! The government shutdown: Super boo. I just wish it was over. It is a sterling example on why I have such disgust towards the miscreants tramps and thieves MFers politicians in […]

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Last Post of the Year–The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2018 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports
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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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