John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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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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    November 03, 2018 - 10:27 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if we should teach a class on TV parade coverage etiquette… Never let it be said that the Boston Red Sox are cheap. Not in the front office, not on the field, and not in bars and restaurants, either. After dispatching the Dodgers last week, the Sox celebrated at a...
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    Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
    October 26, 2018 - 1:00 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what I would really do with $1 billion… Yeah, yeah, World Series…Patriots…Celtics…Bruins are all in play. But Big East Media Day Thursday in New York also thrusts a spotlight onto college hoops, in a good way considering the FBI investigation of the sport, and on...
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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    October 25, 2018 - 3:01 pm
    The expectations for the upcoming season have increased, considerably. At his radio coaches’ show earlier this week, Providence’s Ed Cooley mentioned he thought his team would be picked “around 7th or 8th” by his fellow coaches in the Big East, as the coaches do all the preseason prognostication –...
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    Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
    October 20, 2018 - 12:08 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if Keith Foulke has any gas left in his tank… What an incredible week this has been, with everything happening seemingly at once. The magnitude of the stories and teams involved, with what’s at stake, has been fun to follow. There simply is no better place on the...
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    Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
    October 12, 2018 - 5:55 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Lenny Dykstra… Hey Aaron Judge, thanks for the troll job. If blasting Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” after Game Two at Fenway was all the incentive the Red Sox needed to whack your Yankees 20-4 in the next two games at Yankee Stadium to...
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    Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
    October 05, 2018 - 3:43 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if October can qualify as the best sports month of the year… Mark Whipple’s suspension at UMass is a sure sign that political correctness continues to run amok. Context people, context. Consider what he said – which had absolutely zero to do with sexual assault. A...
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    Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports
    September 28, 2018 - 3:51 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how those NFL TV ratings are holding up… New England, do we have a problem? This is a Patriot team at 1-2 through three weeks for the first time in six years, following what may have been the worst team performance at Detroit under Bill Belichick since 2000. The...
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    WEEI
    September 21, 2018 - 4:21 pm
    Thinking out loud…while dreaming of cheeseburgers dancing in my sleep… It was getting to the point where it almost appeared as if Alex Cora didn’t much care about clinching the AL East. Tinkering with the pitching staff, playing with the lineup. Couldn’t the tune-up happen after getting into the...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 14, 2018 - 11:17 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering who remembers Bob Starr? Love the idea. Joe Castiglione and John Sterling swapping out press box seats and sitting in with the enemy radio station for an inning next Tuesday? Brilliant. Don’t hold it against Joe, however, for going over to the Dark Side. And...
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