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Small Talk: Bracketology Edition

Here are 10 quick comments as we get underway with the best 48 hours on the sports calendar. 10. Someone once told me, “There are two things Tigers hate. Cinnamon and road games.” I’m a Frank Haith fan, and I was sad to see Mizzou bow out early. 9. The CBS “Boss Button” on brackets is genius. If you are a ...

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Recipe for Bernie’s Crab Cakes

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Bernie’s Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes: I prefer to broil them but they can be fried and are just as yummy. Fresh crab meat is the best; usually can find it at seafood counter at Schnuck’s, Dierberg’s, etc. Also available at Bob’s Seafood at I-170 and Olive. Fresh crabmeat is expensive; one way to cut down on cost is to buy ...

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Michelle’s Super Week Blog Day 3

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{Getting interviewed/harassed by The Ticket in Dallas… a Super Bowl tradition. The questions were…interesting*} *inappropriate {The NFL Shop here is enormous, and these lovely fellows greet you at the door, but their response time is a bit lacking when asked for help finding a Rams koozie. Notice SJ39 in the back.} {Oh, just kicking it with The GOAT, Jerry Rice. ...

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Michelle’s Super Week Blog

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Greetings from The Big Easy! Here is a backstage look at some of the things our 101ESPN crew has been up to while in NOLA. {The first night we arrived, we went to Mother’s – this is the Ferdi Special, which is a po’ boy packed with baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, served dressed. What is debris, you ...

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Michelle’s Super Week Blog Day 2

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{We had to start our day with beignets &café au lait from Café du Monde, a NOLA staple.} {The local sports station, WWL, has the most ridiculous set up here. They are broadcasting on top of a huge float at the head of the convention center.} {We found the only person in The Big Easy who could compete with Tony ...

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An Affair to Remember

The old saying goes, “You never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” And while that saying is mostly true, I can think of one relevant exception – the long-lasting love affair between the city of St. Louis and Stan “The Man” Musial, which is something neither party has ever taken for granted. I’m a third-generation Cardinals fan and, ...

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Tall Te’os: My Take on the Craziest Story of the Year

In today’s news cycle, it’s rare that any story holds our interest for longer than a 24-hour period. However, it’s been two days, and I am still gobsmacked by this Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax. Full disclosure here: I watch a lot of “Dateline.”And as a self-appointed TV mystery expert, I am fascinated by this story and cannot understand how the ...

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My issues with the McCarron girlfriend saga

I have been asked 203,705 times over the past four days my opinion regarding Brent Musberger’s comments about A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend. So, congratulations everyone, here is your second token “Female Perspective” piece from me! Let’s state the obvious. Katherine Webb is pretty. I mean, she is Miss Alabama, for crying out loud. Most beauty queens are, in fact, beautiful. It ...

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