Thinking out loud

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John Rooke
August 23, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering about pie.Yup, pie. A shortfall in projected annual gambling revenue for the Ocean State? Maybe not for long. Our buddy Dan McGowan at the Boston Globe reported this week mobile sports betting should start in Rhode Island just in time for the NFL regular season. No...
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John Rooke
August 16, 2019 - 10:36 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to those wunderkinds from Cranston Western… THE dumbest proclamation of THE week came from Ohio State, or rather, THE Ohio State University. THE school applied for a trademark to THE word “THE” last week, so that it must be used whenever...
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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
August 09, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Raymond DeLeo… For my money, the game of basketball – especially on the international level – changed forever when the former Soviet Union “defeated” the United States at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Those Olympics are primarily...
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Patriots wide receiver NKeal Harry
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John Rooke
August 02, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Thinking Out Loud 8/02/19 Thinking out loud…while wondering if LeBron James should be a candidate for Father of the Year… Tweet of the Week, from @FieldYates: “We’ve made it. There is now a pro or college football game every week all through the Super Bowl. Let’s go.” So, let’s do as the man says...
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John Rooke
July 26, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Michael Bishop? Pats camp opened this week, thousands of fans show up on the practice field at Gillette, defending Super Bowl champs and all – and all anyone wants to talk about is Danny Etling moving to wide receiver? C’mon man. Then again,...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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John Rooke
July 19, 2019 - 10:27 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Michael Collins? It’s a good argument, trying to decide upon something or someone as ‘Best Ever.’ It’s always open to interpretation – not something that can be properly defined or quantified, because qualifications and opinions constantly...
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John Rooke
July 12, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering if this year’s ‘slowest sports week’ can measure up with last years’… For the first time in the history of Providence College athletics, more than $7 million was raised during the past fiscal year. That may not be a lot of dough for places like Alabama, Ohio State...
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John Rooke
July 06, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Thinking Out Loud 7/05/19 Thinking out loud…while wondering if Joey Chestnut is really just a man, or a complete freak of nature? Let’s take the good with the bad this week for UConn, shall we? Good: More than 3000 new season tickets – and counting – in the first week following last week’s...
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John Rooke
June 21, 2019 - 10:56 am
Thinking out loud…while pondering the boys of summer…until the NFL saves us from the dog days of summer… Wanna be a hero? Got $1.4 million laying around? That’s what it will take to fund Warwick, Rhode Island school sports for the next year. After that, insanity will more than likely rear its’ ugly...
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John Rooke
June 07, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering what a guy like Tony Romo does in his off-season? I don’t know about you, but Woonsocket, RI and Hendricken Hawk original Rocco Baldelli is making his Minnesota Twins the story of the year in baseball – and has anyone really noticed yet? Baldelli is a first-year...
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