Thinking out loud

Tiger Woods wins Masters
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John Rooke
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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John Rooke
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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John Rooke
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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John Rooke
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
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John Rooke
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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John Rooke
March 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering if we can ever turn off life’s constant ebb-and-flow, if even for just a minute… Happy “$4-billion-in-corporate-losses-due-to-unproductive-workers-during-March-Madness” Week! The surprises in the Big East Tournament this week haven’t measured up – yet – to the...
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John Rooke
March 08, 2019 - 11:13 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to ol’ Billy Clyde Puckett… Tweet of the Week I, from former PC assistant, RIC and UMaine head man @CoachBobWalsh: “Good teams are compliant and do what they are told. Elite teams take ownership and refuse to let their teammates down. A coach’s...
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John Rooke
March 01, 2019 - 6:10 pm
Thinking out loud…while contemplating the health benefits of my not-often-enough alcoholic consumption practices… So, the newest, latest study out on our health says that more than five beers or drinks per week can take up to 15 minutes off your life – per drink. But I’m good with five all at once...
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft
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John Rooke
February 23, 2019 - 9:11 am
Thinking out loud…while wondering what’s happening to our Friday Night Lights around here? One of my favorite sayings – and beliefs – comes into play this week. No matter how bad you think you have it, there’s always somebody who’s got it way, way worse. To that end, the sudden and shocking news of...
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John Rooke
February 15, 2019 - 4:50 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering how Steven Tyler has avoided Hollywood’s Walk of Fame thus far? What do the Friars need to do from this point forward? Time is of the essence with just six games remaining in the Big East regular season. Four of them are at the Dunk, including the next three in a...
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