John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    USA Today Sports
    January 17, 2020 - 12:56 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Zip Rzeppa? Not for nuthin,’ but this past Sunday-into-Monday may have been the worst 24-hour period EVER for a big city within its’ collective sports psyche. Houston, you have a problem. But Boston, you’re a close second. The Texans’ choked...
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    Tom Brady, Julian Edelman
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    January 11, 2020 - 9:40 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to stepping up for Duty, Honor, Country? Not for nuthin’, but Andy Dalton? Like me some Red Rifle, but really? Andy Dalton? Was this season a Patriots’ failure? Been having this debate with several who should know, and in a short-term sense…it was...
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    DeVante Parker, Stephon Gilmore
    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    January 03, 2020 - 10:59 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how you put a decade of sports – of life – into perspective with only a few words… Tweet of the Week I, from @CoachBobWalsh: “It’s not 2020 so much…it’s that 1990 was 30 years ago.” New Years’ resolutions? Like yesterday’s lunch, they’re already gone. But I’m...
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    David Price
    USA Today Sports
    December 27, 2019 - 1:21 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering when college bowl season starts around here… In the spirit of turning the calendar page with “2020” vision – see what I did there? – it feels like it’s time to put a few things out. Permanently. Bring Out Yer Dead! Whether you play the Victorian-era board game or...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if our political process needs a mental enema… No, no and no. You just don’t trade ‘franchise’ players. Would you ever have considered trading Ted, or Yaz? Big Papi? C’mon, man. Of course, if the first two had played during the current era of baseball with free...
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    Gillette Stadium
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    December 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how I get sucked into watching Hallmark holiday movies… Spygate, 2.0. Really? We’re doing this again? Yeah, it’s a bad, bad look. Now, we’re all being beaten over the head with an idiot stick. Very easy to see why those from the outside would pose questions and...
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    Kim Klement––USA Today Sports
    December 06, 2019 - 11:48 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if Home Field Advantage has taken on a new meaning… Of course, I’d love to see Brett Johnson’s new soccer stadium development plan work for Pawtucket. It would be nice to have the private sector swoop into Rhode Island and actually show the lame ‘politicians’ in...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    November 29, 2019 - 2:59 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how we managed to fit our Thanksgiving meal into a 15-minute window, once upon a time… Not for nuthin’, but if you had DePaul and Butler as the last two Big East teams standing undefeated, raise your hands. You lie. Two programs ranked 8th and 9th, or 10th, in Big...
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    Bill Belichick
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    November 23, 2019 - 8:22 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering who I can cut a quid pro quo deal with… Happy birthday, New England Patriots. November 22, 1959 is when you officially arrived on Planet Earth, as the Boston Patriots. Now 60 years later, there are fans throughout the NFL who wish you were playing elsewhere, after...
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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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