John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
    Brett Davis/USA Today Sports
    July 19, 2019 - 10:27 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Michael Collins? It’s a good argument, trying to decide upon something or someone as ‘Best Ever.’ It’s always open to interpretation – not something that can be properly defined or quantified, because qualifications and opinions constantly...
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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    July 12, 2019 - 12:43 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if this year’s ‘slowest sports week’ can measure up with last years’… For the first time in the history of Providence College athletics, more than $7 million was raised during the past fiscal year. That may not be a lot of dough for places like Alabama, Ohio State...
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    David Butler II/USA Today Sports
    July 06, 2019 - 2:00 pm
    Thinking Out Loud 7/05/19 Thinking out loud…while wondering if Joey Chestnut is really just a man, or a complete freak of nature? Let’s take the good with the bad this week for UConn, shall we? Good: More than 3000 new season tickets – and counting – in the first week following last week’s...
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    July 01, 2019 - 4:40 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if I can create the next social experiment to go viral… U-C-O-N-N! UConn, UConn, UConn! What was rampantly rumored to be a fait accompli last weekend, grew into reality this week when the Big East Conference decided to invite the Huskies’ athletic program – sans...
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    USA Today Sports
    June 21, 2019 - 10:56 am
    Thinking out loud…while pondering the boys of summer…until the NFL saves us from the dog days of summer… Wanna be a hero? Got $1.4 million laying around? That’s what it will take to fund Warwick, Rhode Island school sports for the next year. After that, insanity will more than likely rear its’ ugly...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    June 07, 2019 - 4:08 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what a guy like Tony Romo does in his off-season? I don’t know about you, but Woonsocket, RI and Hendricken Hawk original Rocco Baldelli is making his Minnesota Twins the story of the year in baseball – and has anyone really noticed yet? Baldelli is a first-year...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    June 06, 2019 - 4:11 pm
    There’s a strong mix of opportunity and jeopardy for the 2019-20 Providence Friars, as the team announced its non-conference schedule Thursday afternoon. Opportunity features games with name programs, expected to be contenders nationally and within their own leagues, coming from Florida, Texas,...
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    May 31, 2019 - 11:15 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Becky Ball? “Immortality and eternal life? The only sure shot at that was the memories of those you left behind – (to) your friends and family...” ― Brian Keene, Dead Sea This past week was a tough one, with a number of notable deaths from...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    May 24, 2019 - 11:33 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if St. Louis gets tired of facing Boston in the playoffs… Let’s start out by stating the obvious: “Never say never.” Yes, I am surprised that Ed Cooley considered another college program to coach. Even if it was almighty Michigan. Even if they offered a salary...
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