Ben: Writing

2011

28

Oct

Game Six

  I’m still a bit in awe of Game 6 last night. Not sure I have the words yet … but lots of others have written some great stuff and I wanted to put it all in one place. Enjoy: Game 6 Revisited: “How Did This Happen?” by Jonah Keri at Grantland Cardinals World Series […]

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31

Jul

Matt Damon to Teachers: “We love you, we thank you and we will always have your back.”

Matt Damon recently spoke at the “Save Our Schools” march.  You can find the speech, included below,  here and here, and you can also see video of Damon at the rally below the text of the speech. I flew overnight from Vancouver to be with you today. I landed in New York a few hours […]

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06

Jan

Michael Vick Deserves to Die.

Michael Vick Deserves to Die. In his blog-post at the Church & Culture Blog: http://www.churchandculture.org/blog.asp?id=611, James Emery White writes: Not on the Vick bandwagon is commentator Tucker Carlson who, commenting on Obama’s praise of an act of grace, said that Vick did not deserve a second chance. Carlson said he should be killed. “I’m a […]

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2010

03

Nov

File Under: Illinois Campaign News That Shouldn’t Be Surprising: Bill Brady vs. Pat Quinn

In Illinois Campaign News That Should Not Be Surprising: It appears Pat Quinn won with the working class. They essentially split the middle class. And Bill Brady won with those that made six figures.  Take a look at this (source). 2009 total family income: Under $30,000 Brady 27 Quinn 66 $30,000 – $49,999 Brady 35 […]

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21

Sep

Top 10 Rap & Hip Hop Hits: 2010 Cardinals Edition

As the 2010 season begins to wind down, I thought it was a good time to reminisce.  So, I pulled out my “Yo, MTV Raps” greatest hits and put together my own personal Top 10 Rap & Hip Hop Hits: 2010 Cardinals Edition. So, Party People, here we go … Fight the Power (Public Enemy) The […]

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24

Aug

As goes Cards vs. Reds, so goes Pujols vs. Votto

As of today, there are two tight races in the National League involving Cincinnati and St. Louis. The Cardinals are chasing the Reds to be champs of the Central. And Votto is chasing Pujols for National League MVP. The Reds have been consistent.  The Cardinals have been consistently inconsistent.  And, as much as I hate […]

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06

Apr

John McCain: Maverick?

Back during the 2000 Presidential campaign, I’ll admit I fell in love with John McCain.  Finally, a candidate that seemed to care more about people and less about partisan politics.  I didn’t agree with him on everything, but I did always believe he was about as honest as they come.  The “Straight Talk” seemed to […]

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02

Apr

Flyers Did More than Expose Redbirds

After watching the Dayton Flyers dismantle the North Carolina Tar Heels last night in the Men’s NIT Championship, it became obvious that the Flyers did more than expose the Illinois State Redbirds a couple weeks ago. Turns out Dayton’s 21-point win over ISU might not have been such a big deal.  They followed that victory with […]

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21

Mar

What UNI beating Kansas means for the Missouri Valley and Mid-Majors

There are those who will believe that UNI beating Kansas was a good thing for the Missouri Valley Conference and Mid-Majors everywhere. They’ll say that it will mean mid-majors will get more respect.  They’ll claim that it will lead to the Missouri Valley getting more attention and perhaps an at-large bid. Or two.  They’ll believe […]

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