Something else to wish for

Writing from Columbus, Ohio, Donnie Collins makes a great case in today’s Citizens Voice why we should not count Penn State out of the National Championship picture. Bless his heart. I thought I was the only optimist on the staff. Don’t get me wrong. I do hope he is right. And I must say on a day when I had no interest in watching Sports Center or reading the sports pages, he did provide a glimmer of hope. But as Saturday’s Penn State-Ohio State game concluded I could not help but think of a comment made on the Gameday telecast… Continue Reading

Don’t let the shirt fool you

I was walking into the gym one day last year when a big guy on his way out started yelling at me. Or so I thought. I soon realized he was yelling with me. Or so he thought. We didn’t do this, he barked. We need to do that. We? I thought. What’s the matter with the defense. What’s the matter with Ben? Ben? I thought. Oh. Ben. Yeah. I finally got it. It was my sweatshirt. I was wearing my black Pittsburgh Steelers sweatshirt. He sensed simpatico even though there was none. But I let him go. No point… Continue Reading