Ode to the Joys of Wiffle Ball Now on ThePostgame.com

Thanks for your comments on this piece. ThePostgame has now picked it up, where it occasionally gets picked up by Yahoo. The photos are from the Next Generation of Johnsons and friends. You can see the Rock Monster in right field, and a picture of Grandpa Johnson throwing out the first pitch on the Torch […]

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Ohio State turns a one-day story into a month-long crisis

For the audio version, click play. INTRO: Ohio State has put head football coach Urban Meyer on “paid administrative leave,” pending an internal investigation after he fired one of his assistant coaches for domestic abuse. The question is, what did Coach Meyer know, and when, and what did he do about it? Despite the cloud, […]

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Coach Harbaugh Throws Change-Up Pitch at Big Ten Media Days

You can listen to the audio version hear, by clicking play. In the news business, a lot of what we do pops up unexpectedly, forcing us to drop whatever it is we’re working on to handle breaking news. Not so the Big Ten Media Days. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, every summer the Big […]

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Wiffle Ball Afternoons

“Hot fun in the summertime. That’s when I had most of my fun.” For me, the summer of ’76 stands out. I was 12. It was the bicentennial, my family went to the Montreal Olympics, and everyone cheered for Detroit pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, the happiest ballplayer I’ve ever seen. It was also the […]

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Vincent Smith, Jadeveon Clowney, The Hit, and What Followed

If you’re a casual football fan, or even if you’re not, you’ve probably seen The Hit – one of the most famous tackles in the history of the game. It was January 1, 2013, when Michigan played South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. In the fourth quarter, with the Wolverines hanging on to a 22-21 […]

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My Third Father’s Day

Sunday marks my third father’s day. I had no idea what I was doing for the first two and, it seems, little more this time around. But the kid keeps growing anyway. I don’t care what anyone says. The first three months are hard. You’re not getting any sleep, and the kid isn’t walking, talking, […]

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