John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Gillette Stadium
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    July 10, 2020 - 8:14 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering what plague upon our land comes next… Tweet of the Week I, from @KevOnStage: “Beating this pandemic is a group project. This is why I always hated group projects.” If we get to the point where the Patriots’ offer of free parking next season actually is a thing,...
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    July 03, 2020 - 11:59 am
    Thinking out loud…while hoping ‘funny’ doesn’t disappear from daily life… Tweet of the Week I, from @epark88: “Today we’re all in Bobby-Ewing-in-the-shower mode: the last 7 seasons never happened…” Ok, so UConn – a one-time founding member – is officially back in the Big East Conference as of July...
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    USA Today Sports
    June 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if our ‘inalienable rights’ have impeded our progress toward achieving common sense… Are we making viral progress? Or should that be ‘virus progress?’ Over the past three months, we’ve gone from “oh no, he/she has caught the coronavirus,” to “oh, he/she has tested...
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    June 19, 2020 - 10:51 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if I could go back, would I do it all over again? What in the world has suddenly emboldened college athletes? If you haven’t paid attention, there is a clamor for change across America on many campuses, including current racial issues at big places like Oklahoma...
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    June 12, 2020 - 5:22 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering where to go, or not go, as we re-open our cities and our lives… In soccer’s case, the last shall now be first. Is there any doubt soccer is a long-distance fifth in interest and popularity behind the Big Four, especially in New England (football, baseball,...
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    Protests
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    June 06, 2020 - 9:39 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if there is enough time left in 2020 to make a second half comeback… Oh, sports stuff is in here. But I ain’t stickin’ to just sports today. That this year is going down in the history books, there is little doubt. We have experienced similarities to several great...
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    Baseballs
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    May 29, 2020 - 11:48 am
    Thinking out loud…while consulting a dictionary for this new word I’ve created… Cranky and anxious. It’s how I’ve been feeling lately. What about you? So what is it that’s making me cranktious? Baseball. Buh-bye baseball. For the summer, and maybe even for a while longer. It will be hard to support...
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    May 22, 2020 - 11:02 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if I can trust TB12’s new immunity supplements… Every time I hear “we will get through this together,” I wince. It’s cringeworthy. Of course we will get through this together. Is there any other choice? So, can we stop saying it already? Or just make a slight...
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    USA Today Sports
    May 15, 2020 - 11:58 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if surgical masks have replaced fuzzy dice on rearview mirrors in cars across America… Hey baseball? What’s up? Even soccer has a plan, with MLS proposing all teams go to Orlando for training and games, culminating in a tournament. It’s not perfect, but at least it...
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    USA Today Sports
    May 08, 2020 - 9:11 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering where I can book a tee time this weekend in Massachusetts… It may not seem like it much, but we’re inching a little bit closer, every day, to getting sports back. Schools are announcing they’ll be returning to on-campus teaching in the late summer and the fall,...
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