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Letterman leaves behind a string of great sports moments

I just spent my very last night hanging out with David Letterman, and I feel like I’ve lost an old friend. Not a best friend. Like most long-term relationships, Dave and I lost touch for periods of time as my tastes in humor changed over the years. But when we got together, it was like old times. For a span of 33 years, I laughed at his unique brand of humor – jokes so dry they are funny... 

Keeping up with Jones could become habit in NASCAR circles

It occurred to me after I watched the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16 that I have spent precious little time this season talking about the “all-stars” of our sport. Instead, I have stayed true to form and gone off on a series of odd tangents on things like inappropriate terms of endearment and Tiger Woods. I have done you a disservice. I feel badly about it. So this week I have decided to... 

Local running groups pound the pavement and the dirt

Come Run With Us: Do you find it hard to get your running in during the week? Have you wanted to run with a group but are a little shy? Are you motivated by running with a group? Black Dog Running Company would love to have you join us each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm for our weekly group run. Our group meets in Valor Park (1150 Farrow Parkway) at the Market Common and the distance is 3 to 6 miles.... 

Dry Needling gets to the point of pain management

At Professional Rehabilitation Services one of the major tenants of our mission in an effort to provide the highest quality of physical therapy is to learn from those who never stop learning. In other words, surround yourself with those who continually challenge themselves to be amongst the highest trained practitioners, learn from them, and improve upon the delivery of care. Basically, we truly believe... 

Book reveals ‘Big Bill’ France as true visionary

It is a rare occurrence, but occasionally in the world of professional sports an individual comes along who becomes the standard bearer for his particular field of competition. It’s generational, to some degree. My Michael Jordan may be my kid’s LeBron James, for example, or your dad’s long speeches about the genius of Fran Tarkenton may mirror your own enthusiasm for the athletic stylings of... 

You asked me to remind you, I’m reminding you. It’s this weekend

We often see a lot of cool things here at GSSR. Victory, defeat, suspense, character building; sports has it all. But it’s those moments of sharing that really touch me personally. The Special Olympics is annually one of my favorite events to attend and volunteer for. Going in, I feel like it’s my way of giving back. Leaving the event, I always feel like I am the one who received the gift. Another... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Byrnes’ death a loss to racing family

I don’t know how it works in other professional sports, but in NASCAR, when you lose a member of the press corps, you lose a member of the family. “Family” is a word that you hear – and say – quite often in conversations about stock car racing. The thing is, it’s not just a word: It’s the truth. I can’t think of another professional sporting environment that consistently puts its athletes... 

Earth Day serves as a wake-up call to the Grand Strand

You ever play Trivial Pursuit and get one of the Sports & Leisure questions you know you can knock out of the park because you are a sports fan? Ninety-nine percent of the questions are sports-related, then you get that 1 percent curve ball like “What goes in a Cuba Libra?” or “How many face cards are in a deck?” Those are the “leisure” questions that stump sports... 

Heroes in the water, this picture is getting framed

Working with Grand Strand Sports Report, I take a lot of pictures. From basketball games, to soccer, to swimming, to running, to surfing, you get the idea. I would estimate that in a year, I take nearly 4000 pictures. Of course, only a very few get used. The rest go in a folder in case we need them later. Most of these pictures look nearly identical; an athlete dribbling the ball down the court, or... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Call me crazy but I miss Kyle Busch

There’s a new entry in my “Four Words You Never Thought You’d Hear in NASCAR” journal. They are “I miss Kyle Busch.” Among my circle of friends, acquaintances and random people who just feel the need to give me their opinions on racing, this succinct sentence has been repeated so many times that it has actually gone viral. There are lots of reasons to miss Kyle Busch. When he was... 
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