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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... 

Local athletes recall ‘The Day Sports Stood Still’ 15 years later

It is still hard to believe 15 years has passed. It was September 11, 2001, on the fateful day when we were all changed by a moment in time that no American will ever forget. Maybe you are headed to work, like I was that morning, to put together a newspaper and the sports section. My column changed that day almost instantly. My headlines were originally talking about the football games. They now... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Racecar drivers are hard to Trump

Just a few short months have passed since GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump asked the following question at a campaign rally in North Carolina: “NASCAR endorsed Trump, can you believe that?” Well, it was pretty unbelievable … except it wasn’t NASCAR that made the endorsement. It was Brian France, the sanctioning body’s chairman and CEO. France had some fallout to deal with,... 

2016 SEC preseason media poll? Here’s mine

Today’s the day every college football fan has waited for this summer. The first of the 2016 preseason media polls will be released starting in Hoover with the final day of SEC Media Days on tap. It’s “talking season” and the July preseason polls give us all something to yak about or in the case of Sturg and his Crimson Tide, something to crow about. However, we all know... 

The ART of choosing your Physical Therapist

Physical Therapists are specialty Healthcare Professionals educated in the evaluation and treatment of the human body including movement dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. They are skilled in a variety of treatments for the human body ranging from everyday common joint sprains and muscle pulls, chronic pain syndromes, arthritic conditions and even advanced neurological diseases.... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Junior fans stuck looking for Pokemon

Pikachu, where are you? This question is on the minds of millions of obviously-bored Americans who downloaded Nintendo’s new Pokémon Go smartphone app after it launched on July 6, obsessed with the little yellow critter who is the public face of this hugely popular game. Something similar is on the minds of millions of Americans who are currently beginning to worry about NASCAR’s most popular... 

I’ll ask the question. Are we race fans, or wreck fans?

I was talking with Darlington (S.C.) County Treasurer Belinda Copeland last week and we were having a bit of fun over some of the topics I have recently addressed in this column, and how some of my comments may have come across as being a bit negative. The word “harsh” may have come up. Belinda is that rare type of person who believes everyone is entitled to their opinion – and this,... 

Wow! Coastal baseball is the little team that DID

Wow! I’m rarely at a loss for words, but that’s really all I can say or write right now. Moments after Coastal Carolina shocked the college baseball world by winning the College World Series and its first national championship, all I can say is “Wow!” Where to start? How about the beginning of the Gary Gilmore era 21 years ago when the CCU alum returned to build the program... 
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