John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
    May 17, 2019 - 3:28 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how many Friars have their names etched on the Stanley Cup… Honestly, it’s almost criminal – and comical – at the same time. 18 finals’ appearances for Boston/New England teams since 2001. And before you commence hatin’ again, consider what we went through to get...
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    USA Today Sports
    May 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how we really came to celebrate Cinco de Mayo… Tweet of the Week I, from @tkyles39: “By my count, 32 players on the current roster have been to at least two Super Bowls as Patriots. 27 have multiple rings with the team. They know what it takes to get back to the...
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    USA Today Sports
    May 03, 2019 - 8:52 pm
    Thinking out loud while wondering if SpongeBob Squarepants knows he’s 20 years old: Did you see this week where Boston hopes to – for real, now– host a college bowl game? In 2020, the ACC and the AAC are planning to hold a postseason game at venerable Fenway Park – no stranger to football, mind you...
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    NFL Draft
    Douglas DeFelice/USA Today Sports
    April 27, 2019 - 11:57 am
    Thinking out loud…while preparing myself for the next piece of my foundation to crumble… Tweet of the Week I, from @darrenrovell: “This Day in 2010 – Patriots, concerned that the Ravens are going to take Rob Gronkowski at No. 43, get the 42nd pick from the Raiders for their 44th pick & pick No...
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    Tiger Woods wins Masters
    Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports
    April 19, 2019 - 3:49 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to commitment in college athletics, from college athletes? Tweet of the Week I, from @MattVautour: “A 43-year old won the Masters. A 41-year old won the Super Bowl. Take that, millennials.” Tiger Woods’ win at The Masters was certainly one for the...
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    USA Today Sports
    April 12, 2019 - 1:46 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what Johnny Football’s next move might be? Late night hoops weren’t what I was looking for when it comes to college basketball’s national championship game. A 9:20 start? No desire to try and attract a younger – or perhaps only moderately interested crowd, NCAA and...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    April 05, 2019 - 3:50 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what took so long for Ernie D to reach the College Basketball Hall? Six straight years in the NCAA Tournament. A realistic chance at a 2nd national title in five years, by participating in next week’s Frozen Four. Sure, it’s great that the Commonwealth’s flagship...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 29, 2019 - 4:04 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if the Red Sox can wipe that smirk off of Yankee faces – and repeat this year? Got brackets left in good standing? Thought this might be coming. With the unpredictable nature of the college basketball regular season being what it was, “chalk” was likely to prevail...
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    Villanova celebrates its Big East title
    Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
    March 22, 2019 - 3:16 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Ira Bowman… Sometimes, I fret over the state of amateur athletics as we presently know them. There’s nothing amateur about them and hasn’t been for a long while. Most colleges and universities are huge business entities, relying on the...
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    Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
    March 20, 2019 - 9:56 am
    The postseason for Providence basketball was a lot like a visit to the tax preparer’s office – brief, and no one really wants to be there. Except for the tax preparer, of course. Arkansas was only too happy to hang around the Dunkin Donuts Center Tuesday night to take what the Friars would give...
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