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The first signs that I might like writing about sports -- and be slightly competitive -- appeared when my year two (or first grade) teacher, Mrs. Holland, asked my class to write and illustrate our day. Mine read like this: “The Red team beat the Blue team, 1 to nil. And I won.” The next 47 entries covered my exploits on the soccer pitch while growing up in Ipswich, England.

In South Carolina as a teenager, my dad told me that I could get paid to watch sports provided I could write about it. Sounded easy enough and by the time I was 16, I landed a job at my town’s daily newspaper and had a column on Major League Baseball players from our area. I also covered my first riot there at a sporting event -- and it’s safe to say I was smitten with j
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In an interview this morning, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said in response to how he felt about his team getting left out of the playoffs, “We should trust the committee. Give them another year and see how things go.”


Another year? He’s far too gracious and generous. Based on how the committee selected and seeded the final four teams should result in the immediate dismissal of everyone who par...

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