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Wanna Win Your Bracket? Try a Whole "LOTA" Love
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College Basketball

Wanna Win Your Bracket? Try a Whole "LOTA" Love

Posted March 14, 2006 by RJ Warner

(Deep breath, wiping sweat from forehead, big smile) IT’S HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE!!!  (More giddy laughing, thinking about dancing, thinking twice). It’s that week, boys, girls and shareholders. The week we’ve all been waiting for, the only marketing slogan we’ve collectively as a nation completely caved into: MARCH MADNESS!  I have a friend from Turkey who didn’t even [...]

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I Must Break You
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General Sports

I Must Break You

Posted February 20, 2006 by RJ Warner

Everyone loves to say that records are made to be broken. So when someone like Cal Ripken comes along and breaks what is believed to be an absolutley, positively, your-so-dumb-if-you-think-anyone-will-ever-touch-it unbreakable record, it should be celebrated and appreciated forever. Or at least until someone breaks that record. So, without sounding like a broken one, let’s [...]

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Another great afternoon
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MLB General

Another great afternoon

Posted April 3, 2006 by RJ Warner

Welcome to Opening Day. I know the White Sox and Indians played on Sunday night, but to me that’s the equivalent of the play-in game. Today’s when baseball really starts. The season only gets officially underway when the President throws out the first pitch. It’s not quite that first Thursday-Friday of the NCAA tournament, but [...]

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RJ’s Junk Drawer
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Random Thoughts

RJ’s Junk Drawer

Posted March 6, 2006 by RJ Warner

Thank God it’s Monday, huh? Another week has passed in this never-ending sports merry-go-round. Who wants to get off now? Maybe Gene Upshaw. Not me, though. Not with all the fun stuff coming up. Baseball is about to dive head first into real international competition on this side of the globe after dipping it’s toe [...]

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Ask RJ: Inaugural December Edition
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General Sports

Ask RJ: Inaugural December Edition

Posted December 17, 2008 by RJ Warner

Checking my Sportscolumn article archives, I noticed that it’s been 30 MONTHS since I’ve had an article published. Was it laziness or some subconscious protest to not write something until Michael Vick has received the justice he deserves and rightfully resumes his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders. Since it was just reported today that [...]

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Madcap mascots make our games merry
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Satire

Madcap mascots make our games merry

Posted March 29, 2006 by RJ Warner

They’re fun. They’re cute. They’re Criminals (Yuma HS, AZ)! Ah, the life of the sports mascot. Be it high school, college, or the pros, the game just can’t go on without an eight foot tall, oversized, stuffed Banana Slug (UC-Santa Cruz). I want to be a part of the fun, so I’m going to apply [...]

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The clueless soccer fan’s guide to watching the World Cup
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Soccer

The clueless soccer fan’s guide to watching the World Cup

Posted June 8, 2006 by RJ Warner

Remember comedian Jay Mohr’s talk show on ESPN back in 2002? Of course you don’t. It lasted only 16 seconds, but that was long enough for him to get in the one line that pretty much captured how the good ol’ U.S of A. has felt about the rest of the world’s favorite quadrennial sporting [...]

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Pittsburgh Pirates

A funny thing happened on the way to another losing season…

Posted July 18, 2011 by RJ Warner

Hold on, let me check my watch. And by watch I mean the home screen on my phone because who wears a watch anymore? As of 10:43 PM ET on July 15, Year of Our Lord or Roberto Clemente 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting alone in first place. Wait, let me put that on [...]

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