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November 2, 2016

My wife and I had a great time at the University of Notre Dame for a football weekend verse Miami. We were also joined by my daughter Sherri and her husband Thomas who are both graduates of the university. In fact, they were student athletes, Sherri played tennis and Thomas played football. They are proud graduates of this prestigious university.

They had a fantastic weekend. Also accompanying us were my three grandchildren, Ava, Connor and Jake. They had a fabulous time touring the campus and seeing the various building and just enjoying the entire festivity. Football weekends at Notre Dame are absolutely unique and special. We love them dearly.

What made it an even greater weekend was that the Irish found a way to win late in the game and to beat Miami and get a big win which they needed badly.

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October 31,2016

If you thought it would be easy to go through an undefeated season, look at what happened last weekend.

Four schools that were previously unbeaten lost, all on the road. Texas upset Baylor; West Virginia fell to Oklahoma State; Nebraska lost at Wisconsin; Boise State was stunned by Wyoming.

Also, Michigan did not have an easy time at Michigan State. Clemson struggled but got past Florida State,

You really have to earn your way to the college football version of the Final Four!
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October 28th, 2016

I was thrilled to be the speaker for the Middle Tennessee St. University Tip Off Luncheon. A sell out crowd of 700 attended, as the Blue Raiders, who upset Michigan St last year during March Madness, were introduced. I was brought up to speak by Coach Kermit Jr. Davis who has done a quality job during his 15 year tenure. I also enjoyed being part of Murphy Madness during the evening show.

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October 24th, 2016

This should be one of the most interesting World Series match-ups. Terry Francona and Joe Maddon have been there before, and it will be a chess match between two great baseball minds.

The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. The Indians also have a long futility streak. One will end here.

It is fun to see Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller in this series. Both came to their respective teams in deals from the Yankees around the trade deadline.

There is so much young talent in this series. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor, Jason Kipnis and the list goes on and on.

I will go on a limb and pick the Cubs to win it in seven thrilling games.
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October 18th, 2016


Which team is the best in the NFL? We will determine that at the Super Bowl, but for now, there is a short list of contenders.

The Dallas Cowboys moved to 5-1 with an impressive win at Green Bay. The Patriots also climbed to 5-1 by beating the Bengals.

The Minnesota Vikings are still unbeaten at 5-0 but had a bye this weekend.

The Seattle Seahawks moved to 4-1 by edging the Falcons. Buffalo, Washington, Oakland, Denver and Pittsburgh are all 4-2, as is Atlanta.

Things are pretty wide open in the NFL, which means excitement galore.
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Quote of the Week

"It is super to be a 'Canes fans a la A Rod. and J. Lo after Miami beat Notre Dame."

  -Dick Vitale