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Chants fans: Get to know your new Sun Belt enemies

The Coastal Carolina University football team officially makes its Sun Belt Conference debut this weekend, and that means getting to know a whole new crew of schools to hate. OK, hate is a bit harsh, but this is big-time college football in the South so it’s pretty darn close. Chanticleer fans need to educate on their knew conference rivals in order to better know the enemy. Sure, CCU’s... 

High school sports about more than fun and games

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here, and that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes,... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Harvick far from ‘Happy’

2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, nicknamed “Happy,” didn’t sound the least bit jolly when recently addressing the subject of NASCAR’s deteriorating popularity, not to mention its dwindling fan base. Harvick apparently knows exactly who is hurting NASCAR, and it’s a friend of his … or perhaps a former friend, at this point. He isn’t a green-eyed monster, but he did a... 

Balance important to good health, especially the aged

We as humans take for granted the act of being able to rise from a chair, walk across the lawn or reach overhead to the top cabinet shelf because typically it’s an unconscious behavior that we don’t think twice about. But what happens when you do not feel as sturdy on your feet, have a sense of instability or dizziness? Daily simple tasks no longer seem so easy or second nature. Often times... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Indy laying bricks for excitment

From my vantage point – the sofa – roughly 300 fans turned out to watch the Brickyard 400 at venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 21 … and half of them left when Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will retire from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2017 season, was forced out of the race thanks to a blown radiator. Most of those fans probably didn’t come for the actual race anyhow, which... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Junior keeps seat hot for Bowman

Here are nine words you’ve probably never heard anyone say: “I’ll be so glad when Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires.” Since his official retirement announcement in April, Junior Nation has, for the most part, buried its head in the sand, pretending this isn’t happening, living in a fantasy world where only good things happen, and the white knight always wins. When something disrupts that perfect... 

Danica Patrick crashes Victory Lane party, again

At Daytona International Speedway on July 1, Danica Patrick headed to Victory Lane for the second time in her NASCAR Cup Series career. Also for the second time, she was celebrating a victory in a race she didn’t win. If you enjoy watching awards show as much as I do, you’re familiar with the routine. Each award generally involves five nominees, and when their category rolls around, cameras... 

The Discovery Channel hits new low in Phelps vs. Shark

Do not attempt to adjust your television sets. Your flat-screen is not on the fritz, and you have not dozed off in the middle of “Sharknado IV”. There really is going to be a race between 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and a great white shark – if you really want to call it a race. Part of me feels guilty for helping to hype such a ludicrous gimmick, but the shark... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Lack of wins has Busch in a tizzy

2015 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch is not a happy camper. How do I know this? Are we super-secret pen pals and he shared this with me in confidence? No. Did he tell someone else, and I saw it on Twitter because people can’t keep anything to themselves these days? No. But I definitely know that Kyle is not only unhappy, but downright ticked off. You know it, too, and you know the reason... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Times they are a-changin’ in racin’

Come gather ’round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin. – Bob Dylan, “The Times, They Are a-Changin’ ” I’ve been preaching for a number of years now... 
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