Tag Archives: football

  1. A Sport Boomer’s Trip

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    August 22, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    WITH HIS WIFE AND MOTHER IN LAW A high school reunion brings ’em back, friends and teammates. You see the …
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  2. Too Much vs Too Little

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    June 18, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    OR HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE HAPPY You’ve heard it before, whether you’re ten, thirty-four, or seventy-four years old. Balance. …
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  3. Adventures of VooDoo Duck, pt. 1

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    July 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    THE DEBUT The Oregon Ducks have overcome an image problem similar to Delaware and Texas Christian University, TCU. The Blue Hens …
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  4. Use It AND Lose It?

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    October 19, 2010 by David Gillaspie

     (When you talk about sports, start with wrestling and go from there.) Playing sports takes a toll on everyone.  Sometimes …
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  5. The Missing Cowboy Treasure

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    August 26, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    I’ve confessed before and I’ll admit it here:  I coached youth soccer.  I was a soccer daddy.  More than that, …
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  6. Daytona On The Mat

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    February 15, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Wrestling and the sports it influences.

  7. The Odds On Wrestling

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    February 1, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Wrestling settles all other sports competition.

  8. Know Your Sport, part 1

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    January 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Know your sport; basketball, baseball, football.

    Coming up: running, tennis, golf, pt. 2

    boxing, wrestling, pt.3

  9. Tradition Lives Here

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    January 3, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Each year the ritual begins: find a Christmas tree and plan for the Oregon Ducks bowl game.  It’s gotten that …
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  10. Wrestling History, Wrestling Future: Caring Makes It Matter

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    December 8, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      One competitor is a football player molded from steel, a physique produced from years in the weight room.  The other is …
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  11. The Who Sandwich

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    September 21, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      When we learn the facts of life the part about aging never comes up.  “You’ll understand when you get …
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  12. On The Whistle

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    August 21, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      Athletes have two lives, a normal one and a competitive one.  Most recognize the limits of their competitive life; there …
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  13. The Line

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    June 29, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    A man from Oregon’s southwest coast tells about his neck of the woods: One line across Highway 101 separates two …
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  14. Dad Duty

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    June 29, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Parents still hold primary responsible for socializing their offspring; fitting them into a cultural framework.  In the end, if they …
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  15. Old Dog, Old Tricks

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    June 24, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    An older couple stayed over last week.  The man did push-ups every morning while his wife counted. “You’ve noticed that …
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