The Race is On

Feb 20, 2012
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This story originally ran on January 8, 2010.  As NASCAR season begins once again, I’ve opted to re-run it.  Enjoy. The radio crackled to life as her spotter’s voice filled the car. “Debris on the track. Stay high and prepare for caution.” A moment later, the crew chief’s voice came over the radio. “Yellow is […]

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ESPN Apologizes For Calling Jeremy Lin A Chink

Feb 19, 2012
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As you probably know, Jeremy Lin has been taking the NBA by storm lately.  He even managed to get me to write an article about him last week.  Considering that I’ve very apathetic about the NBA for nearly twenty years, that’s a pretty big accomplishment. On Friday night, the seven game winning streak of the […]

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Baseball’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Feb 16, 2012
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Baseball is just around the corner.  Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in a few days.  I’ve been looking for a copy of the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) ever since it was announced that an agreement had been reached.  I still can’t find one, but there is a downloadable summary that does […]

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Jeremy Lin Reminds Me Of …

Feb 15, 2012
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I haven’t followed the NBA much since Magic.  I don’t mean the Orlando Magic, even the vintage variety with Shaquille O’Neal tearing down baskets (literally).  I mean Magic Johnson, who retired (for the first time) nearly twenty years ago. Since then, I followed Isiah Thomas and the bad boy Pistons for a while, and then […]

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Kosmo’s Briefs

Feb 10, 2012
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Oh, joy.  Random odds and ends in today’s column :) I’ve finished off  a free freelance jobs in the past couple of weeks.  I have a pretty decent backlog of articles and could keep pretty busy with the freelance work if my schedule allowed for it.  While The Soap Boxers makes a negligible amount of […]

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The Best Movies Of All Time

Feb 08, 2012
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OK, OK.  These are my favorite movies of all time.  You’re not going to see the same old movies that pepper everyone else’s All Time Best list, and this list leans very heavily toward movies from the last 20-30 years (sorry, Charlie Chaplin). Without further ado, my top 9 list.  (Hey, who says the list has […]

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Looking Ahead To Baseball

Feb 06, 2012
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With the Super Bowl now little more than a distant memory and spring training coming up quickly, it’s time to talk about baseball. Tulo Most of you know that Troy Tulowitzki is my favorite player.  I truly believe that Tulo will eventually win an MVP – could it be this year?  It’s true that Coors Field […]

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The Shooter

Feb 03, 2012
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This story originally ran on December 10, 2010.  It was a very quick story to write – probably 45 minutes from when the idea struck me to when I finished.  I’ve always liked it, so I’m re-running it today. He lay prone on the ridge above the canyon. He watched as the object of his attention […]

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Ode To A Groundhog

Feb 01, 2012
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Today we sit on the precipice of one of the most hallowed days of the year – Groundhog Day.  It’s your day, Phil.  The world will be watching. And you better do the right thing.  I know where you live.  Once you come out of your hole, you aren’t going back in. How can I […]

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Why Doesn’t Mitt Romney Pay More in Income Taxes?

Jan 25, 2012
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Mitt Romney has released income tax information, any many people are shocked that he paid an effective rate of just 13.9% in 2010.  His opponent, Newt Gingrich, pays an effective rate of 30%!  Is Romney doing something illegal? The reason for Romney’s rate The reason why Romney pays a far lower rate than Gingrich isn’t due […]

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