While driving home after covering a game the other night, I got a call from a relative asking me, “How can I watch the Rangers?”

  • Comments

Our motto this spring is “better late than never” for the “dyed in the wool” fishermen. We are beginning to see a “Glimmer” of light at the end of the tunnel as the ol’ “barn-door” white perch are beginning to “timidly” feel their way around in the shallow water. This is the latest I have ev…

Before I jump in, I’d like to add a somewhat unrelated note: I really think MLB.TV needs to lift its blackout rule for local games. It should have been done last year since fans weren’t able to attend games. I think that would at the very least, add to its viewership.

Oh yes, baseball is back and at normal time. I feel like we’re finally being reunited with a long-lost friend or family member.

Depending on when you’re reading this, it may or may not be too late to fill out your brackets online. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. with No. 10 Virginia Tech taking on No. 7 Florida at 11:15. In order to play it safe, let’s just assume the brackets have to be complete by 11.

  • Updated
  • Comments

As we approach spring spawning time, water conditions on area leaks are ideal.

I must admit, I’m kind of like a kid on Christmas Eve right about now. I know I can’t enjoy the present that is to come tomorrow – the Super Bowl, so instead of shaking my big present under the tree, I’m listening to and reading interviews, watching highlights of past Super Bowls and getting…

Today is one of the busiest days of the year for sportswriters but it’s also one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a day of celebrating young athletes who have worked their tails off for a chance to continue their athletic careers at the next level.

  • Updated
  • Comments

Well, we can’t say Tom Brady is a system quarterback who only had his success under Bill Belichick. I’m not a fan of Brady but it’s hard to argue against him being the greatest quarterback in NFL history. He’s now the third quarterback to take two teams to the Super Bowl (Payton Manning, Kur…

  • Comments

As we approached the end of 2020, most of us were way more than happy to start 2021. We often look at a new year as a new fresh start, a second chance, and because 2020 was the year that it was, many of us were more anxious than ever for January 1.

Today, Dec. 25 is by far the most anticipated day of the year as families and friends gather to make lifelong memories. This probably won’t come as a shock to those who know me and the seven people who read my column but some of my fondest Christmas Day memories are sports-related.

It’s usually in November when my inbox gets flooded with emails reminding me to vote, but truthfully those emails are doing no good whatsoever because I’ve already made up my mind – I’m not voting.

I have a habit of starting to read books and never finishing them. It’s easy to use time and a busy schedule as an excuse, but this summer I decided to finally finish reading a book that I had picked up many times but had never finished it – “Twelve Mighty Orphans” by Jim Dent.

Before I get into the fishing business at hand, I want to congratulate a very special person, regional publisher Mr. Jerry Pye with our own Marshall News Messenger, for his years of service that has led to his retirement.

It’s been a strange start to the baseball season and questions have risen as to whether or not we’ll even get through the 60 games as scheduled, but more on that in a little bit.

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager, along with the rest of the team’s front office are saying the right things when it comes to the future of their quarterback.