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Behind the Mic: “Accadeemics and Ashletics”

January 14, 2014 By Gary Laubach Leave a Comment

No, this is not a “typo” and yes, I do know how to spell. I can read, too. I was also a college athlete. And from what I have read of a recent analysis of college football and college basketball by CNN’s Sara Ganin, there are too many athletes with very limited ability to read…

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The SportsTalk Shop: Eagles Season Recap

January 13, 2014 By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

One of my pet peeves in the sports broadcasting industry is commentators who make dozens of ridiculous predictions each sports season for the sole purpose of claiming “victory” once one of his/her inane insights happen to come true. These same people will quietly forget or ignore the other, incorrect guesses they made in an effort…

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Behind the Mic: No More BCS

January 6, 2014 By Gary Laubach Leave a Comment

  Behind the Mic:  No More BCS Well, hopefully, we have seen the last of the BCS College Football Championship. It will be replaced with the CFP (College Football Playoff) in order to determine a national champion for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (why does it have to sound so complex?). Under the…

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The Sports Talk Shop: 2013 Recap & 2014 Predictions

January 3, 2014 By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

First of all, a big thank-you for all the comments, suggestions and feedback we received prior to, during and following our “Year-in-Review” edition of “RCN SportsTalk.”  It takes a good deal of time to go back through all the games, tapes, files, et al, trying to review all of the sports events covered over a…

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The SportsTalk Shop: 4 Observations From This HS Football Season

December 31, 2013 By Chris Michael 2 Replies

We recently wrapped up the high school football season by featuring the District XI Champion Parkland football team on “RCN SportsTalk” (the show is available for free on RCN On Demand). As we closed the books on the 2013 campaign, there were a few things that stuck out in my mind, along with an issue…

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