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Chillin' with Dylan— The fight of the century...

May 5, 2015

    For those of you who coughed up the $100 fee to watch the touted Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday night, please divert your eyes to another piece on this sports page.
    Now that I have the rest of you at attention...
    Why in the world would anyone spend $100 to watch a boxing match on television?

Chillin' with Dylan— NCAA's Sweet 16 field talk

March 26, 2015

    And then there were 16.
    The opening week of NCAA’s largest basketball tournament goes by with the blink of an eye and it’s the draw for most fans (or non-fans) to watch.
    When I hear about the guys/girls who actually call in sick to stay home and watch all of the games, I wonder how many of those people are still watching for tonight and tomorrow’s Sweet 16 games?

Hop's Heresy— Super talk and coach Humble

February 6, 2015

With all the second-guessing surrounding "the pass" that resulted in the Seattle Seahawks ripping defeat from the jaws of almost certain Super Bowl victory last Sunday night, what has not been discussed is that Patriots coach Bill Belichick forced the situation when he made the gamble not to call timeout.

Hop's Heresy—Superbowl picks & mat thoughts

January 31, 2015

By Jim Hopkins
    I tried to weave around the defender and get the potential winning bucket off the board before the final second expired, but it didn't go down.
    Luckily, I was fouled and went to the line, the clock on all zeroes, with two chances to ice down the victory for my team. The first try lipped in and out, and the second bounced off the back of the rim, pulling my teammates back on the floor for overtime.

Chillin' with Dylan— Peyton’s next big NFL move

January 15, 2015

    It was one of the most obvious “passing of the torch” moments in sports history last weekend.
    Peyton Manning walked away from that game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday having thrown just one touchdown pass on 26-46 attempts for a very human 211 yards against his former team.
    For those fans looking for validation that Andrew Luck was the right move’re welcome.

Chillin' with Dylan— Some holiday gifts for friends

December 23, 2014

    T’was the night before Christmas and all through the school, not an athlete was practicing, nor swimming in the pool.
    That’s what’s going on the next few days for the holidays. Zip. Nada. Nothing.

Chillin' with Dylan — Into the cold we go...

November 27, 2014

    While I’m thrilled for the Starfires football and their raucous drive to the semi-state game, it has put a wrinkle in my Winter Sports Preview plans.
    This is a good problem to have, I suppose. It’s much better than being on time with every preview because all of our fall teams have been awful. We have, for school size purposes, one of the most blessed counties in Indiana at large in every season.

Just a Thought — Ebola boogeymen

October 23, 2014


Just a Thought — Old Glory: Long may she wave

September 29, 2014

After what has been a long, long hiatus — during which I was unable to share my stimulating opinion on any number of matters — things are beginning to settle down here at the DDD, affording me the time needed to mesmerize our readers with my thoughts.
All joking aside, there have been several times in the past few months I found myself wishing for the time to write a column about one thing or another. And while most of those topics have come and gone, one is still hovering in the recesses of my often-clouded mind.

Chillin' with Dylan— The state of the NFL name

September 16, 2014

    Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and a slew of other NFL athletes have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the last few weeks and with so much confusion and chaos surrounding the circumstances, I think it’s time the NFL puts a few things into perspective.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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