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The Empty Net: Bowl cut

An old friend of mine contacted me recently to see if I wanted to compete with him and a few other comrades in ESPN’s “College Bowl Mania”. Admittedly, “Bowl Season” does not excite me at all — it’s a watered-down mess of teams I could care less about — but I accepted the offer, as […]

Tuesday’s Take: Heisman Mistake

So, I made a mistake. That’s refreshing to hear from a sports columnist in this town, isn’t it? It was in the Nov. 13 issue of The Daily Free Press, while assessing the Heisman candidates that I wrote: “Let me tell you, it’s a little bit soon to be calling Johnny Manziel anything other than […]

The Empty Net: Sweet, dude

When I was in seventh grade, my friends and I discovered a strange, but at the time hilarious (to us) prank that took the school cafeteria by storm. All of us had to wear plain, white uniform shirts to school every day. They stained very easily. Any sort of little blemish would boldly stand out […]

Tuesday’s Take: Going bowling

It’s bowl time! No, not that kind. Rather, college bowl season is upon us. Though, I guess the two go hand in hand. One of the best stories out of the bowl matchup assignments has to be Northern Illinois getting into the Orange Bowl. Let me just put this out there, the way they determine […]

High tide

My senior year of high school I took a class on money management, titled “Personal Finance.” The class was meant to wet our pallet to the world of finance and the big, bad economic monster that we constantly heard reporters and our parents talking about. By no means did this class make me an economic […]