John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    November 15, 2019 - 12:34 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to the art of shooting free throws? Shouldn’t Rocco Baldelli’s winning American League Manager of the Year say at least a little something about the caliber of play – and instruction – of the sport in Rhode Island? Especially when you consider how...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    November 08, 2019 - 3:21 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how Rhode Island has managed to step off its’ self-inflicted economic cliff, and survive… Feeling a little like Rip Van Winkle today. Went to sleep last night, and when I woke up it was February outside. Wait, wut? College basketball’s opening night across the...
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    Bill Belichick
    USA Today Sports
    October 25, 2019 - 3:10 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering when All My Patriots – aka The Bold and the Beautiful, aka the Young and the (very) Restless – can give us more than just One Life to Live… These Patriots, huh? It’s never boring. It’s a soap opera, amiright? Just sayin’. Happy 50th birthday this week to the man...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    October 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what the next big thing in the competitive sports world might be? The anticipation is building for the start of the college hoop season, but why does it seem like we’ve been waiting too long to get started? I’ll say this – when everyone started on or about October...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    October 11, 2019 - 3:11 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to The Boz? Rocco Baldelli’s team, the Minnesota Twins, won 101 games and hit a major-league record 307 homers. Should be at least good enough for strong consideration as Manager of the Year, amiright? But the Twins hit only one dinger in the last...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    October 10, 2019 - 11:32 am
    Normally, a top four finish in the Big East standings every year punches your ticket to the Big Dance in March. This year in the Big East, you might even slide a bit more down the ladder and still find your way into the dance hall. The field is that deep this year. As voted on by the men’s...
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    Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
    October 04, 2019 - 12:34 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering where common sense, or cents, has gone…when it comes to the NCAA… SMH on a lot this week, for certain. Must be the madness on the horizon. It’s known as “SB 206” in California, but it could soon mean a “KO” for schools, administrators, athletes and fans all across...
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    Bill Belichick
    Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports
    September 27, 2019 - 1:07 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what Rudy Ruettiger is up to these days? There’s a sports broadcasting power couple-in-the-making getting married this weekend – the radio voice of the Celtics’ Sean Grande and CBS’ Dana Jacobson are tying the knot. Can’t imagine there will be too many nights at...
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    Antonio Brown
    Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2019 - 2:44 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Peter Frampton… Two thoughts from the late T. Boone Pickens, a business magnate, oil tycoon and huge Oklahoma State booster who passed away a couple of weeks ago, that ring true and seem especially appropriate today: 1) “A good work ethic is...
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    Antonio Brown
    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    September 14, 2019 - 12:13 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Ryan Mallett… Friday the 13th AND a full moon? First time since 2000 for the two to be in sync. Hope you survived – and it won’t happen again for 30 years, in 2049. Time to start howling. So, Antonio Brown? Not even sure where to begin at this...
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