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Mike McCarthy Alma Mater Enjoying Better Season Than Packers

By Greg Echlin

On Monday Night Football, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy directed his team to a badly needed win at Philadelphia.  With a steep hill to climb in the NFC Central, the Packers are staring at the possibility of sitting out the post-season this year. Continue reading Mike McCarthy Alma Mater Enjoying Better Season Than Packers

Bob Boozer Remembered at College Basketball Hall of Fame Celebration

By Greg Echlin

If only Bob Boozer could have made it this year to hear his name mentioned with Dominique Wilkins, Jamaal Wilkes and Mark Aguirre among others in the 2016 class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, he would have basked in the moment. Continue reading Bob Boozer Remembered at College Basketball Hall of Fame Celebration

Fall Diversions From Pathetic Football at KU and MU

By Ian Echlin and Greg Echlin

Kansas Jayhawk fans know basketball’s regular season starts Nov. 11 because they lost focus on KU football a long time ago. Missouri Tiger fans also saw an early downward slide.

As both football programs have plummeted, here are some fall alternatives in both states that won’t lack in sports entertainment:

Northwest Missouri State Football – The defending NCAA Division II national champions have kept rolling since their title game at Children’s Mercy Park last December in Kansas City, Kansas. The Bearcats, 10-0, set a program record for 25 wins in a row, the longest current winning streak in college football. NMSU is outscoring opponents by an average margin of 33 points.  The homecoming rout over Pittsburg State, 69-10, attracted national attention with “The Northwest Lateral” featured on ESPN highlights. The Bearcats wrap up their regular season against Missouri Western, then on to the playoffs. Continue reading Fall Diversions From Pathetic Football at KU and MU

Eddie Robinson Attends World Series Game 6

By Greg Echlin

The gesture spoke louder than words.

For whatever unstated reason, the Cleveland Indians did the right thing to invite Eddie Robinson, the lone living member of the 1948 World Series championship team, to attend Game 6 of the World Series. Continue reading Eddie Robinson Attends World Series Game 6

Indians Loyalty Sparse in Bob Feller Hometown

By Greg Echlin

Kevin Ernst of Van Meter, Iowa, admits it.  He grew up a Chicago Cubs fan.

But after marrying into a family loyal to the Cleveland Indians because of the town’s most famous native son, Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller, he leans toward rooting for the Indians. Continue reading Indians Loyalty Sparse in Bob Feller Hometown

Indians Snub First Baseman From 1948 World Series Champion

By Greg Echlin

Eddie Robinson prefers to take the high road.

As the only surviving starter of the 1948 Cleveland Indians World Series championship team, he has every reason to feel bitter for not being invited back to the city where he experienced the most enjoyable season of his 13-year playing career.

Continue reading Indians Snub First Baseman From 1948 World Series Champion