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Ranking the talent-rich ACC is a real toss-up

The Atlantic Coast Conference is a mess this season. A spectacular, exciting, amazing mess – but a mess nonetheless. The Duke Blue Devils are in 10th place in the conference yet are somehow probably one of the 10 best teams in the entire country. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are alone in first place in the conference standings, yet they are staring up at as many as three other ACC teams... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Back-flipping Edwards makes safe landing

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, sporting a collared short and blazer rather than his trademark No. 99 Toyota logo-wear, Carl Edwards announced his retirement from full-time NASCAR competition. The language was clear enough, but exactly what it meant is still to be determined. Even the official Joe Gibbs Racing press release issued immediately after the press conference said that Edwards has “stepped away,”... 

GSSR contributor Beachum makes fantasy football HOF

(Editors Note: Grand Strand Sports Report contributor Joel Beachum was elected to the Toyota Fantasy Football Hall of Fame on Friday. The following is his story about how and why he went from a newcomer to a Hall of Famer in one decade.) I have always been a huge football fan – high school, college and professional. I probably would have played high school football had I not been 4-foot-11 and... 

Getting hip to new treatments for hip pain

Hip pain can arise from different causative factors.  Your hip pain can, in fact, becoming from the hip joint itself, such as a degeneration condition, fracture, or capsular tear; or it could be coming from a musculotendinous condition around the joint itself. Even further, it could be referred pain from a joint disorder in the lower lumbar spine, a disc herniation/disc bulge, or compression of... 

The rib bone’s connected to the…

Our rib cage is a very complex unit involved in allowing for proper breathing mechanics as well as protection of vital organs. The rib cage is constantly moving which can lead to pain if one or more ribs stop moving in sync with the other ribs. Rib dysfunction is often overlooked in the diagnosis of mid back and chest pain and many people live with abnormal rib function for weeks to years without... 

This Cubs fan’s faith restored with World Series win

I was beginning to wonder whether I would ever get the chance to write this column. After all, my grandfather died at the age of 90, lived through two World Wars, two Roosevelt and Bush Administrations, two flybys from Halley’s Comet, and zero Chicago Cubs championships. After 108 years of futility, the math and universe appeared stacked against a World Series win. Then came Wednesday night/Thursday... 

Hurricane Matthew puts sports world in proper perspective

I am writing this from my back porch on a perfect autumn night by moon and candle light. No electricity. No WiFi. Spotty cell phone reception. County-wide curfew with nothing to do, all thanks to last weekend’s unwelcome visit from Hurricane Matthew. The combination of darkness and silence sharpen the senses: Ashes crackle in my fire pit and give off an oaky aroma of sticks that were still... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Picking a champ by process of elimination

For those who love to argue, e.g. lawyers, and teenagers, the sports world is literally a dream come true. If I added up the minutes I have spent arguing with my cousin Rob about the relative merits of the Redskins versus the Cowboys (for some unknown reason we have a lone Dallas fan in the family), I seriously think it could add up to a year or more. And don’t even get me started on college... 

A very happy fifth birthday for Grand Strand Sports Report

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear Grand Strand Sports Report … Wow, that’s a mouthful of a name, something we were well aware of when we launched the local sports website five years ago today. Fellow founding father Tyler Watkins and I were worried about whether people would take the time to type that many words into their browsers to check us out for the... 

Everything you (k)need to know about total knee replacement

By the time you’ve made the decision (or you’ve almost come around to the idea) of having your knee replaced most people have all done the same old song and dance. The pain has reached a chronic state in which discomfort is near daily if not constant with coinciding stiffness and/or swelling. It limits your favorite activities such as golfing, walking, gym classes or even restricts your day-to-day... 
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