John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    January 11, 2019 - 1:08 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Billy Owens? The college basketball season is only at the halfway point (already?), and yet, this week could be a make-or-break moment for the Providence Friars in this years’ Big East. Oh, there’s still plenty of time left to get where you...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    January 04, 2019 - 4:04 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Carson Daly? It’s what you play for. And, it’s what fans talk about from the time the first laces are tied, the first pads are popped and the first jock is strapped. Getting a bye week for the NFL Playoffs. Happy now? Not for nuthin’, but your...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    December 28, 2018 - 2:49 pm
    Thinking out loud…while deciding the biggest sports story of the year has little to do with sports at all… It might be an over-simplification. But in this corner, there are three significant sports stories within Rhode Island and southern New England that affected most of us in 2018 – and in some...
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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    December 22, 2018 - 9:48 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if Brad and Billy will ever run out of gas? Yo. Shout-out to Dr. James Naismith, who invented a pretty cool sport 127 years ago this week. Putting a leather ball in a peach basket. Who knew? The Friars closed out their non-conference schedule with a big win at...
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    Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
    December 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm
    Thinking out loud…while pondering an NFL rule change, shared by a reader, for consideration next spring… The “Miami Miracle.” Wow. It will forever remain on the permanent highlight reels within our minds and memories, as well as in the archives of the television networks until the end of time. Or...
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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    December 08, 2018 - 8:50 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if what we really need right now is more pro football on the calendar… Not for nuthin’, but you need to get out and watch Providence’s A.J. Reeves hoop. He might not be around here for as long as you think he’ll be around here. The Celtics’ Danny Ainge was sitting...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 30, 2018 - 3:35 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if a hot dog should be considered a “sandwich?” We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re #1…in sports betting in New England! Legal sports betting. Gotta be good at something besides quahogs and coffee milk, I suppose. Twin Rivers’ new sports book opened this past week to a ton...
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    Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports
    November 23, 2018 - 12:59 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering where I can pick up my ganja, Dona Juanita and my jazz cabbage these days… At the risk of sounding politically incorrect – isn’t football meant to be played outdoors? Why the fuss over the “cold” weather this week? Honestly, have we (have you?) never been in colder...
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    Jim Brown/USA Today Sports
    November 17, 2018 - 9:14 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if Sporty McKenzie will surface again, somewhere… Yeah, last Sunday was pretty ugly. It’s uncharacteristic for New England to have struggles in November. But all is not lost (yet) with the Patriots at the bye week. How do I know this? The AFC East is what it is –...
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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    November 09, 2018 - 10:00 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Keith Lomax… Happy New Year! What, November 6th isn’t the start of your New Year? It is around here, in New England’s true mecca of living, breathing, eating and sleeping college basketball – Rhode Island. Pardon me, Springfield. But the Hall...
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