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  • BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football-- Week 4

    BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football-- Week 4

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-09-26 22:38:55 GMT

    Week 4 saw a lot of former stars of Football Friday Night put up outstanding numbers in huge wins.   

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    Week 4 saw a lot of former stars of Football Friday Night put up outstanding numbers in huge wins.   

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  • BLOG: Local stars lighting up college football-- Week 3

    BLOG: Local stars lighting up college football-- Week 3

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:28:25 GMT

    Local stars continued to put on great performances in college football in week 3.   Last week, I wrote about the likes of Mason Rudolph, Will Grier, and Chazz Surratt.  Guess what?  They once again had great Saturdays in week 3 so I'm not going to highlight them this time around. There is no shortage of big time performances by former stars on Football Friday Night and here are just some of those great performances. 

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    Local stars continued to put on great performances in college football in week 3.   Last week, I wrote about the likes of Mason Rudolph, Will Grier, and Chazz Surratt.  Guess what?  They once again had great Saturdays in week 3 so I'm not going to highlight them this time around. There is no shortage of big time performances by former stars on Football Friday Night and here are just some of those great performances. 

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  • BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football

    BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:17:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)(AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

    While lots of local guys shine on Football Friday Night each and every week, some go on to college and tear it up on the next level as well.   Time to shed a little light on those guys as some may even advance to the ultimate level of the NFL very soon.  

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    While lots of local guys shine on Football Friday Night each and every week, some go on to college and tear it up on the next level as well.   Time to shed a little light on those guys as some may even advance to the ultimate level of the NFL very soon.  

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  • BLOG: Is the ACC still the best football conference in America after week 1 of this season?

    BLOG: Is the ACC still the best football conference in America after week 1 of this season?

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-09-07 00:24:07 GMT

    Something struck me as I walked off the field at Bank of America Stadium Saturday afternoon after South Carolina stunned NC State 35-28.  Fans were not chanting go Gamecocks.  You heard them loudly yelling "SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC!"  Message sent to the "best football conference in America." 

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    Something struck me as I walked off the field at Bank of America Stadium Saturday afternoon after South Carolina stunned NC State 35-28.  Fans were not chanting go Gamecocks.  You heard them loudly yelling "SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC!"  Message sent to the "best football conference in America." 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #4 Charlotte Catholic Cougars

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #4 Charlotte Catholic Cougars

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:19:48 GMT

    Congrats to the Charlotte Catholic Cougars as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #4. 

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    Congrats to the Charlotte Catholic Cougars as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #4. 

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  • BLOG: Early predictions throw shade toward the Carolina Panthers but is it really providing motivation

    BLOG: Early predictions throw shade toward the Carolina Panthers but is it really providing motivation

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:34:32 GMT

    In today's USA Today, the publications predicted the final records for every team in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers were picked to finish 7-9.   I'm not too upset about that.  I think they will win between 6 to 10 games.  BUT to say they will finish last in the NFC South is a little LOCO!  

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    In today's USA Today, the publications predicted the final records for every team in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers were picked to finish 7-9.   I'm not too upset about that.  I think they will win between 6 to 10 games.  BUT to say they will finish last in the NFC South is a little LOCO!  

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  • BLOG: Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready for the Cup Series

    BLOG: Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready for the Cup Series

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:31:11 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo/Matt Slocum)(Source: AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    It was just 4 races, but I believe Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready to get behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car full time in 2018. 

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    It was just 4 races, but I believe Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready to get behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car full time in 2018. 

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  • BLOG: NBA Summer League has been great for local stars

    BLOG: NBA Summer League has been great for local stars

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-07-11 19:51:57 GMT

    If you have not had the chance to watch any of the NBA Summer League, you have missed some great performances from some of our local stars. 

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    If you have not had the chance to watch any of the NBA Summer League, you have missed some great performances from some of our local stars. 

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  • BLOG: I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++

    BLOG: I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:32:28 GMT

    I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++.  I would give it more pluses but you get the picture.  Why would I give it that grade?  The Hornets were able to get rid of the worst contract in the NBA in Miles Plumlee. 

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    I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++.  I would give it more pluses but you get the picture.  Why would I give it that grade?  The Hornets were able to get rid of the worst contract in the NBA in Miles Plumlee. 

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  • BLOG: I'm excited to see Darrell Wallace Jr get a chance in the Cup Series and so is NASCAR

    BLOG: I'm excited to see Darrell Wallace Jr get a chance in the Cup Series and so is NASCAR

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:56:59 GMT

    For the first time since 2006, an African America will race in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race when Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr climbs into the #43 for the Pocono 400.  His first ever Cup Series start.  Yes, this will be a HUGE story because the color of his skin, but don't get it twisted, he has earned this shot to drive the iconic car for Richard Petty Motorsports. 

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    For the first time since 2006, an African America will race in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race when Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr climbs into the #43 for the Pocono 400.  His first ever Cup Series start.  Yes, this will be a HUGE story because the color of his skin, but don't get it twisted, he has earned this shot to drive the iconic car for Richard Petty Motorsports. 

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  • BLOG: NBA Finals better live up to the hype

    BLOG: NBA Finals better live up to the hype

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-05-31 22:30:37 GMT

    The eve of the NBA Finals and we are where we thought we would be.  We expected Cleveland vs Golden State and after 46 days of the boring NBA playoffs, we finally get the main event.  All I have to say is, this thing better be worth the wait.  If it produces no drama, this will be hands down, the worst NBA season of all time.

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    The eve of the NBA Finals and we are where we thought we would be.  We expected Cleveland vs Golden State and after 46 days of the boring NBA playoffs, we finally get the main event.  All I have to say is, this thing better be worth the wait.  If it produces no drama, this will be hands down, the worst NBA season of all time.

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  • BLOG: If the Charlotte Hornets get a top 3 pick, what should they do with it?

    BLOG: If the Charlotte Hornets get a top 3 pick, what should they do with it?

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-05-16 19:42:53 GMT

    Can the Charlotte Hornets actually catch a break Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery?  More than likely, NO! 

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    Can the Charlotte Hornets actually catch a break Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery?  More than likely, NO! 

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  • BLOG: Pressure is now on Panthers offensive coordinator Shula to use the new talent

    BLOG: Pressure is now on Panthers offensive coordinator Shula to use the new talent

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:45:39 GMT

    In my opinion, the Carolina Panthers 2017 draft was OUTSTANDING.   Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed a lot of the Panthers needs-- most of all their lack of speed especially on offense. Now it is up to Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula to tap the potential of all this new talent.

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    In my opinion, the Carolina Panthers 2017 draft was OUTSTANDING.   Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed a lot of the Panthers needs-- most of all their lack of speed especially on offense. Now it is up to Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula to tap the potential of all this new talent. 

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  • BLOG: With the 8th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select????

    BLOG: With the 8th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select????

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:13:20 GMT

    I really wish the team would have a shot at picking LSU RB Leonard Fournette, but he will probably be gone by #8.  So it's time for the Carolina Panthers to "diversify their portfolio" on offense and... 

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    I really wish the team would have a shot at picking LSU RB Leonard Fournette, but he will probably be gone by #8.  So it's time for the Carolina Panthers to "diversify their portfolio" on offense and... 

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  • BLOG: Time for the Charlotte Knights to "Play Ball!"

    BLOG: Time for the Charlotte Knights to "Play Ball!"

    Thursday, April 6 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-04-06 19:02:34 GMT

    With college basketball done and the NBA about to wrap up, time now to turn our sports attention to baseball. College baseball has been going strong for almost 2 months and now it is time for minor league baseball to take center stage.  Which also means, it's time to open the gates at one of the crown jewels of Charlotte-- BB&T Ballpark. It's time for the Charlotte Knights to "PLAY BALL!" 

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    With college basketball done and the NBA about to wrap up, time now to turn our sports attention to baseball. College baseball has been going strong for almost 2 months and now it is time for minor league baseball to take center stage.  Which also means, it's time to open the gates at one of the crown jewels of Charlotte-- BB&T Ballpark. It's time for the Charlotte Knights to "PLAY BALL!" 

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  • BLOG: A May without the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte just doesn't feel right

    BLOG: A May without the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte just doesn't feel right

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-04-04 20:20:00 GMT

    With college basketball in the books and the Masters about to tee off on Thursday, time to get excited here in Charlotte for the Wells Fargo Championship, but wait...  

    For the first time in the last 15 years, a PGA event will not happen in the month of May here in Charlotte.

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    With college basketball in the books and the Masters about to tee off on Thursday, time to get excited here in Charlotte for the Wells Fargo Championship, but wait...  

    For the first time in the last 15 years, a PGA event will not happen in the month of May here in Charlotte.

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  • BLOG: Not a good way to start the 2017 season for the Carolina Panthers

    BLOG: Not a good way to start the 2017 season for the Carolina Panthers

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:54:21 GMT

    Before you get too far into this blog, Cam Newton having surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30th is NOT the end of the world nor does it mean the Carolina Panthers will have a losing season. But it is not a great way to start the 2017 season. 

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    Before you get too far into this blog, Cam Newton having surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30th is NOT the end of the world nor does it mean the Carolina Panthers will have a losing season. But it is not a great way to start the 2017 season. 

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  • BLOG: To tank or not to tank? The big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

    BLOG: To tank or not to tank? The big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:25:30 GMT

    Before the season, no one would have thought we would be asking this, but it is a reality now.  To tank or not to tank?  That is the big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

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    Before the season, no one would have thought we would be asking this, but it is a reality now.  To tank or not to tank?  That is the big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

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  • BLOG: Can we be heading for a North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

    BLOG: Can we be heading for a North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

    Monday, March 20 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-03-20 23:32:20 GMT

    Before the tournament even started, everyone had dreams of North Carolina vs Duke in the National Championship game.  Well, forget that! The question now is are we heading for a possible North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

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    Before the tournament even started, everyone had dreams of North Carolina vs Duke in the National Championship game.  Well, forget that! The question now is are we heading for a possible North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

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  • BLOG: Give me more post race scuffles in NASCAR

    BLOG: Give me more post race scuffles in NASCAR

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-03-15 22:52:29 GMT

    If you still have not had a chance to watch the Las Vegas post race scuffle between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, what are you waiting on? LOOK IT UP NOW! 

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    If you still have not had a chance to watch the Las Vegas post race scuffle between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, what are you waiting on? LOOK IT UP NOW! 

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  • BLOG: Would Duke vs North Carolina in the NCAA title game be good?

    BLOG: Would Duke vs North Carolina in the NCAA title game be good?

    Monday, March 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-03-13 19:37:39 GMT

    If Duke and North Carolina meet for the 4th time this season, it would have to take place in the National Championship game.  I for one would NOT like to see that because it would ruin the greatest rivalry in college basketball.

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    If Duke and North Carolina meet for the 4th time this season, it would have to take place in the National Championship game.  I for one would NOT like to see that because it would ruin the greatest rivalry in college basketball.

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  • BLOG: Don't panic yet Keep Pounding Nation

    BLOG: Don't panic yet Keep Pounding Nation

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-03-08 01:26:36 GMT

    The Carolina Panthers had a super busy Tuesday as they filled in their roster by re-signing a bunch of their potential free agents.   Seeing the likes of Charles Johnson, Brenton Bersin, Colin Jones, Michael Palardy, and Tyler Larsen inking new deals is NOT what most fans want to see.  Some may even be in full panic mode at this point.

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    The Carolina Panthers had a super busy Tuesday as they filled in their roster by re-signing a bunch of their potential free agents.   Seeing the likes of Charles Johnson, Brenton Bersin, Colin Jones, Michael Palardy, and Tyler Larsen inking new deals is NOT what most fans want to see.  Some may even be in full panic mode at this point.

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  • BLOG: Let's not forget about NCAA Division 2 tournament action

    BLOG: Let's not forget about NCAA Division 2 tournament action

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 7:48 PM EST2017-03-08 00:48:07 GMT

    The month of March is pretty much known for wall to wall, do or die basketball.  One bad night and it is time to get that spring break trip planned.  And that pressure extends into division 2 basketball where we have 5 local teams with hopes of winning a National Championship. 

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    The month of March is pretty much known for wall to wall, do or die basketball.  One bad night and it is time to get that spring break trip planned.  And that pressure extends into division 2 basketball where we have 5 local teams with hopes of winning a National Championship. 

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  • BLOG: It's the most wonderful time of the year! The madness is upon us

    BLOG: It's the most wonderful time of the year! The madness is upon us

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-03-01 20:13:34 GMT

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year" I have been singing this all day.  NO, it's not Christmas time.  It's March 1st.  The madness is upon us folks! 

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    "It's the most wonderful time of the year" I have been singing this all day.  NO, it's not Christmas time.  It's March 1st.  The madness is upon us folks! 

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  • BLOG: Let's just get to the NBA Finals!

    BLOG: Let's just get to the NBA Finals!

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:41 PM EST2017-02-28 21:41:31 GMT

    Why is the NBA even going to finish this regular season?  Let's just go ahead and skip the first few rounds of the playoffs as well.  I mean we already know which teams are going to be in the NBA Finals.  

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    Why is the NBA even going to finish this regular season?  Let's just go ahead and skip the first few rounds of the playoffs as well.  I mean we already know which teams are going to be in the NBA Finals.  

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  • BLOG: With Kawann Short tagged, what's next for the Carolina Panthers?

    BLOG: With Kawann Short tagged, what's next for the Carolina Panthers?

    Monday, February 27 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-02-27 21:44:44 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The Carolina Panthers made it official on Monday that they have franchise tagged Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short. NOW, after last off season, we all know that means NOTHING until Short signs that franchise tender...

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    The Carolina Panthers made it official on Monday that they have franchise tagged Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short. NOW, after last off season, we all know that means NOTHING until Short signs that franchise tender...

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  • BLOG: Tolbert's release is a stark reminder about the NFL

    BLOG: Tolbert's release is a stark reminder about the NFL

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 6:17 PM EST2017-02-21 23:17:39 GMT

    Once again today, Carolina Panthers fans were reminded that the NFL is a bottom line business.   Earlier today, the team released fan favorite Mike Tolbert.  The Human Bowling Ball...  The Tol-Dozer... The guy who broke out the Carlton dance after scoring touchdowns is done in Carolina.  

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    Once again today, Carolina Panthers fans were reminded that the NFL is a bottom line business.   Earlier today, the team released fan favorite Mike Tolbert.  The Human Bowling Ball...  The Tol-Dozer... The guy who broke out the Carlton dance after scoring touchdowns is done in Carolina.  

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  • BLOG: NFL opening week just as good as college football's 1st week

    BLOG: NFL opening week just as good as college football's 1st week

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 6:22 PM EDT2016-09-13 22:22:13 GMT

    With the completion of week one in pro football, the NFL said "anything you can do, I can do better" to college football.  Well maybe not better but is was pretty darn close.  

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    With the completion of week one in pro football, the NFL said "anything you can do, I can do better" to college football.  Well maybe not better but is was pretty darn close.  

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  • BLOG: Don't call it a rematch! Panthers at Broncos is just 1 game and one Carolina can lose

    BLOG: Don't call it a rematch! Panthers at Broncos is just 1 game and one Carolina can lose

    Thursday, September 8 2016 12:09 PM EDT2016-09-08 16:09:48 GMT

    All we have heard from the Carolina Panthers this week leading up to the season opener with Denver is this is NOT a Super Bowl rematch. They are right.   When the time runs out and the winner has the most points, the NFL will not bring out the Lombardi Trophy and award it to the winner.  The winner will just get 1 win in their column and the loser will get a L in their column.  That's it.  Nothing more. BUT...

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    All we have heard from the Carolina Panthers this week leading up to the season opener with Denver is this is NOT a Super Bowl rematch. They are right.   When the time runs out and the winner has the most points, the NFL will not bring out the Lombardi Trophy and award it to the winner.  The winner will just get 1 win in their column and the loser will get a L in their column.  That's it.  Nothing more. BUT...

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  • WBTV Sports OT: FFN Top 10- Week 4

    WBTV Sports OT: FFN Top 10- Week 4

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 7:54 PM EDT2016-09-07 23:54:14 GMT

    For the first time this season, no one in the FFN Top 10 sponsored by Academy Sports lost last week, but that doesn't mean there are no changes. The top 5 is the same, but 6 thru 10 has a lot of shake up. 

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    For the first time this season, no one in the FFN Top 10 sponsored by Academy Sports lost last week, but that doesn't mean there are no changes. The top 5 is the same, but 6 thru 10 has a lot of shake up. 

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  • BLOG: 1st week of college football lived up to hype

    BLOG: 1st week of college football lived up to hype

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 7:35 PM EDT2016-09-06 23:35:43 GMT

    If this is what we waited all summer for, it was well worth the wait. 

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    If this is what we waited all summer for, it was well worth the wait. 

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  • On The Go With Stro: Throwing the Charlotte Knights first pitch

    On The Go With Stro: Throwing the Charlotte Knights first pitch

    Thursday, September 1 2016 10:06 PM EDT2016-09-02 02:06:42 GMT
    (John Sparks | WBTV)(John Sparks | WBTV)

    She stood and delivered a low strike to the plate. It had a little curve ball and screw ball motion all wrapped up into one.

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    She stood and delivered a low strike to the plate. It had a little curve ball and screw ball motion all wrapped up into one.

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  • BLOG: Calm before the football storm

    BLOG: Calm before the football storm

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:39 PM EDT2016-07-26 22:39:04 GMT

    After a long, hot summer it is FINALLY football season.  Of course it will still be scorching hot, but the Carolina Panthers will report to Wofford tomorrow to begin the 2016 training camp. First practice will be on Thursday and the big question will be, can the Panthers get back to the Super Bowl?  

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    After a long, hot summer it is FINALLY football season.  Of course it will still be scorching hot, but the Carolina Panthers will report to Wofford tomorrow to begin the 2016 training camp. First practice will be on Thursday and the big question will be, can the Panthers get back to the Super Bowl?  

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  • BLOG: Stars of Football Friday Night making noise in college

    BLOG: Stars of Football Friday Night making noise in college

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-07-05 22:59:43 GMT

    Every Friday night in the fall, some of the best high school football in the state is played right here in the Charlotte area.  Every February, tons of kids from this area sign with FBS programs and eventually make a big splash on the national level.  The Maxwell Award Watch List for 2016 came out today and of the 90 names, 2 should be very familiar to those who watch a lot of Football Friday Night.

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    Every Friday night in the fall, some of the best high school football in the state is played right here in the Charlotte area.  Every February, tons of kids from this area sign with FBS programs and eventually make a big splash on the national level.  The Maxwell Award Watch List for 2016 came out today and of the 90 names, 2 should be very familiar to those who watch a lot of Football Friday Night.

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  • BLOG: What will the Charlotte Hornets do with the 22nd pick?

    BLOG: What will the Charlotte Hornets do with the 22nd pick?

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 7:12 PM EDT2016-06-22 23:12:27 GMT

    What will the Charlotte Hornets do with the 22nd pick in tomorrow's NBA Draft?  That is really hard to tell.   

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    What will the Charlotte Hornets do with the 22nd pick in tomorrow's NBA Draft?  That is really hard to tell.   

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  • BLOG: Kony Ealy ready for a break out season in 2016

    BLOG: Kony Ealy ready for a break out season in 2016

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 5:50 PM EDT2016-06-15 21:50:37 GMT

    The last time we saw Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy, he was having a career game in the Super Bowl as he had 3 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception. With the retirement of Jared Allen, Ealy is now the full time starter opposite Charles Johnson and is poised to have a break out 2016. 

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    The last time we saw Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy, he was having a career game in the Super Bowl as he had 3 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception. With the retirement of Jared Allen, Ealy is now the full time starter opposite Charles Johnson and is poised to have a break out 2016. 

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  • BLOG: Will Kawann Short get a new deal soon?

    BLOG: Will Kawann Short get a new deal soon?

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 6:10 PM EDT2016-06-14 22:10:24 GMT

    Will Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short get a new deal before the start of the season?  My gut feeling says no, but I could be wrong.  Even if it doesn't get done, KK will get PAID one of these days and he deserves it. 

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    Will Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short get a new deal before the start of the season?  My gut feeling says no, but I could be wrong.  Even if it doesn't get done, KK will get PAID one of these days and he deserves it. 

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  • BLOG: Coastal Carolina gives local fans a reason to watch the College World Series

    BLOG: Coastal Carolina gives local fans a reason to watch the College World Series

    Monday, June 13 2016 5:21 PM EDT2016-06-13 21:21:44 GMT

    For the first time ever, Coastal Carolina will compete for a National Championship in baseball at the College World Series in Omaha. On the roster of the Chanticleers are 3 local stars. 

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    For the first time ever, Coastal Carolina will compete for a National Championship in baseball at the College World Series in Omaha. On the roster of the Chanticleers are 3 local stars. 

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  • BLOG: Kalil's extension great sign for the future of Panthers O-Line

    BLOG: Kalil's extension great sign for the future of Panthers O-Line

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 6:11 PM EDT2016-06-07 22:11:07 GMT

    All Pro center Ryan Kalil signed a 2 year extension with the Carolina Panthers yesterday and that is a great sign for the future of an already strong unit. 

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    All Pro center Ryan Kalil signed a 2 year extension with the Carolina Panthers yesterday and that is a great sign for the future of an already strong unit. 

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  • BLOG: Muhammad Ali's legacy will live on forever

    BLOG: Muhammad Ali's legacy will live on forever

    Monday, June 6 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-06-06 22:15:44 GMT

    If you didn't know much about Muhammad Ali before his passing late Friday night, you should know more than enough now to know he was and always will be the greatest.   The fact that the talk about the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time-- for those not familiar with that term) has been going on since Friday night is telling of how much this man meant to the world.  

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    If you didn't know much about Muhammad Ali before his passing late Friday night, you should know more than enough now to know he was and always will be the greatest.   The fact that the talk about the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time-- for those not familiar with that term) has been going on since Friday night is telling of how much this man meant to the world.  

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  • BLOG: Can the return of Kelvin Benjamin make this group of pass catchers the best in the NFL?

    BLOG: Can the return of Kelvin Benjamin make this group of pass catchers the best in the NFL?

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 5:13 PM EDT2016-05-31 21:13:43 GMT

    Do you remember the day Steve Smith Sr. was released by the Panthers and everyone went into a panic over who Cam Newton will throw the ball to?  Well, no one can ask that question anymore if they TRULY watch this team. 

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    Do you remember the day Steve Smith Sr. was released by the Panthers and everyone went into a panic over who Cam Newton will throw the ball to?  Well, no one can ask that question anymore if they TRULY watch this team. 

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  • BLOG: Sure the Coke 600 was boring, but it was good to see history

    BLOG: Sure the Coke 600 was boring, but it was good to see history

    Monday, May 30 2016 4:46 PM EDT2016-05-30 20:46:41 GMT
    Martin Truex Jr. (78) crosses the finish line to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Martin Truex Jr. (78) crosses the finish line to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    In my opinion, last night's Coke 600 was boring from the stand point that NO ONE really challenged the winner Martin Truex Jr.  But the fact that history was made more than makes up for the lack of action at the front of the pack. 

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    In my opinion, last night's Coke 600 was boring from the stand point that NO ONE really challenged the winner Martin Truex Jr.  But the fact that history was made more than makes up for the lack of action at the front of the pack. 

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  • BLOG: 107 days until the Panthers take on the Broncos

    BLOG: 107 days until the Panthers take on the Broncos

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 3:59 PM EDT2016-05-24 19:59:21 GMT

    Bet you didn't know that it is 107 days until the kickoff of the 2016 season for the Carolina Panthers.  One group of guys keeping track are the Panthers.

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    Bet you didn't know that it is 107 days until the kickoff of the 2016 season for the Carolina Panthers.  One group of guys keeping track are the Panthers.

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  • BLOG: Well, at least the NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race was entertaining

    BLOG: Well, at least the NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race was entertaining

    Monday, May 23 2016 4:57 PM EDT2016-05-23 20:57:03 GMT
    Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Might not have been the way NASCAR would have liked it, but at least the All Star Race was entertaining. 

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    Might not have been the way NASCAR would have liked it, but at least the All Star Race was entertaining. 

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  • BLOG: What's the plan once Greg Olsen is done playing?

    BLOG: What's the plan once Greg Olsen is done playing?

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 6:04 PM EDT2016-05-18 22:04:46 GMT

    There is an old say that is so true in all sports especially in the NFL.  Father time is undefeated.  There will come a day that the Carolina Panthers will be without All Pro tight end Greg Olsen.  What happens once that day is here? 

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    There is an old say that is so true in all sports especially in the NFL.  Father time is undefeated.  There will come a day that the Carolina Panthers will be without All Pro tight end Greg Olsen.  What happens once that day is here? 

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  • BLOG: As a life long Atlanta Braves fan, I never thought it would get like this AGAIN

    BLOG: As a life long Atlanta Braves fan, I never thought it would get like this AGAIN

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-05-17 22:14:33 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-05-17 23:20:32 GMT

    I am an Atlanta Braves fan and I know there are tons of fans in this area.  Did you ever think it would get this bad AGAIN? 

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    I am an Atlanta Braves fan and I know there are tons of fans in this area.  Did you ever think it would get this bad AGAIN? 

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  • BLOG: Is cornerback the biggest question for the Carolina Panthers?

    BLOG: Is cornerback the biggest question for the Carolina Panthers?

    Monday, May 16 2016 5:34 PM EDT2016-05-16 21:34:10 GMT
    Monday, May 16 2016 6:08 PM EDT2016-05-16 22:08:13 GMT

    If you thought the cornerback position was the big question coming into the off season, the situation got even cloudier today as the Panthers released Brandon Boykin. 

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    If you thought the cornerback position was the big question coming into the off season, the situation got even cloudier today as the Panthers released Brandon Boykin. 

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  • BLOG: The legend of Stephen Curry continues to grow

    BLOG: The legend of Stephen Curry continues to grow

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 5:29 PM EDT2016-05-10 21:29:22 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-05-10 21:54:45 GMT
    Stephen Curry (AP Graphic)Stephen Curry (AP Graphic)

    The professional sports season here in Charlotte has been outstanding and in my opinion it is still going on. The Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl.  The Charlotte Hornets made the playoffs and almost won their first playoff series in 14 years.  And now, Charlotte's very own Stephen Curry is once again doing the unthinkable with the Golden State Warriors. 

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    The professional sports season here in Charlotte has been outstanding and in my opinion it is still going on. The Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl.  The Charlotte Hornets made the playoffs and almost won their first playoff series in 14 years.  And now, Charlotte's very own Stephen Curry is once again doing the unthinkable with the Golden State Warriors. 

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  • BLOG: With the Wells Fargo Championship done, attention now turns to 2017 PGA Championship

    BLOG: With the Wells Fargo Championship done, attention now turns to 2017 PGA Championship

    Monday, May 9 2016 7:55 PM EDT2016-05-09 23:55:09 GMT
    Monday, May 9 2016 8:40 PM EDT2016-05-10 00:40:23 GMT

    If you liked the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship, just wait for the 2017 PGA Championship. 

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    If you liked the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship, just wait for the 2017 PGA Championship. 

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  • BLOG: Local sports showcase!

    BLOG: Local sports showcase!

    Thursday, April 28 2016 10:43 PM EDT2016-04-29 02:43:30 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 11:03 PM EDT2016-04-29 03:03:54 GMT
    (WBTV graphic)(WBTV graphic)

    Enjoy your local sports showcase!!!

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    Enjoy your local sports showcase!!!

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  • BLOG: Panthers rescinding offer to Norman another cold reminder

    BLOG: Panthers rescinding offer to Norman another cold reminder

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 8:37 PM EDT2016-04-21 00:37:03 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 8:57 PM EDT2016-04-21 00:57:42 GMT

    The NFL can be a COLD business at times and once again today, Panthers fans are reminded of that as fan favorite Josh Norman is allowed to walk after the team decided to rescind their franchise tag.  

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    The NFL can be a COLD business at times and once again today, Panthers fans are reminded of that as fan favorite Josh Norman is allowed to walk after the team decided to rescind their franchise tag.  

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  • BLOG: Hornets ready to make noise in the NBA playoffs

    BLOG: Hornets ready to make noise in the NBA playoffs

    Friday, April 15 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-04-15 22:44:01 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-04-15 22:59:26 GMT

    The fact the Charlotte Hornets are in this position is AMAZING! As the Carolina Panthers began their run in the playoffs on their way to the Super Bowl, the Hornets were in the midst of a 12 game stretch where they lost 10 games and were 19-23.  But since March 1st, Charlotte is 18-6 and finished 48-34.  Good enough for the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Now comes a 1st round playoff match up with the Miami Heat.   

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    The fact the Charlotte Hornets are in this position is AMAZING! As the Carolina Panthers began their run in the playoffs on their way to the Super Bowl, the Hornets were in the midst of a 12 game stretch where they lost 10 games and were 19-23.  But since March 1st, Charlotte is 18-6 and finished 48-34.  Good enough for the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Now comes a 1st round playoff match up with the Miami Heat.   

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  • BLOG: UNC vs Villanova is the best national championship basketball game EVER!

    BLOG: UNC vs Villanova is the best national championship basketball game EVER!

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 4:53 PM EDT2016-04-05 20:53:13 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 5:24 PM EDT2016-04-05 21:24:20 GMT
    North Carolina guard Marcus Paige (5) shoots against Villanova during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)North Carolina guard Marcus Paige (5) shoots against Villanova during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    Let me just start by saying, that North Carolina vs Villanova national championship game is the best national title game EVER!  That's just my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

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    Let me just start by saying, that North Carolina vs Villanova national championship game is the best national title game EVER!  That's just my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

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  • BLOG: NCAA Tournament Blues

    BLOG: NCAA Tournament Blues

    Monday, April 4 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-04-05 02:58:32 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2016 11:16 PM EDT2016-04-05 03:16:38 GMT
    (WBTV graphic)(WBTV graphic)

    I thought I was going to get on a hot streak after winning my first one ever last year after 25 years of frustration at the station. That’s right, I had become the Susan Lucci of NCAA tournament brackets at Channel 3. A real laughing stock.

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    I thought I was going to get on a hot streak after winning my first one ever last year after 25 years of frustration at the station. That’s right, I had become the Susan Lucci of NCAA tournament brackets at Channel 3. A real laughing stock.

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  • BLOG: Can the Hornets get to the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race?

    BLOG: Can the Hornets get to the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race?

    Friday, April 1 2016 3:56 PM EDT2016-04-01 19:56:19 GMT
    Friday, April 1 2016 4:19 PM EDT2016-04-01 20:19:08 GMT

    We are hitting the home stretch in the NBA regular season and in the East, it is an all out battle for the 3rd spot with 4 teams in the running. 

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    We are hitting the home stretch in the NBA regular season and in the East, it is an all out battle for the 3rd spot with 4 teams in the running. 

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  • BLOG: How are your brackets heading into the Sweet 16?

    BLOG: How are your brackets heading into the Sweet 16?

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 3:42 PM EDT2016-03-23 19:42:43 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 3:57 PM EDT2016-03-23 19:57:14 GMT

    How are your brackets heading into the Sweet 16?  Mine is doing fine, thank you very much. No, I didn't have Michigan State winning it all or even making the Final Four, but I did not see them losing in the first round to Middle Tennessee.  WOW! For that one great call that I made, I did pick West Virginia to make the Final Four.  Ooops!!!

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    How are your brackets heading into the Sweet 16?  Mine is doing fine, thank you very much. No, I didn't have Michigan State winning it all or even making the Final Four, but I did not see them losing in the first round to Middle Tennessee.  WOW! For that one great call that I made, I did pick West Virginia to make the Final Four.  Ooops!!!

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  • BLOG: After seeing the brackets, can I change my mind?

    BLOG: After seeing the brackets, can I change my mind?

    Monday, March 14 2016 6:07 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:07:16 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:49 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:49:55 GMT

    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged that a non traditional power would win the National Championship, but after seeing the brackets, I think I am going to change my mind. I have the right to do that and probably will do it again a couple of times before UNC Wilmington and Duke tip at 12:15 to start the best 3 weeks of basketball. 

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    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged that a non traditional power would win the National Championship, but after seeing the brackets, I think I am going to change my mind. I have the right to do that and probably will do it again a couple of times before UNC Wilmington and Duke tip at 12:15 to start the best 3 weeks of basketball. 

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  • BLOG: Could a non traditional power win the basketball National Championship this year?

    BLOG: Could a non traditional power win the basketball National Championship this year?

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 5:17 PM EST2016-03-01 22:17:01 GMT
    Tuesday, March 1 2016 5:41 PM EST2016-03-01 22:41:35 GMT

    This is simply AMAZING!   It is March 1st and there is not one team that you can say is the favorite to win the NCAA Division 1 National Championship.  NOT ONE! 

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    This is simply AMAZING!   It is March 1st and there is not one team that you can say is the favorite to win the NCAA Division 1 National Championship.  NOT ONE! 

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  • BLOG: Gentleman, start your engines

    BLOG: Gentleman, start your engines

    Thursday, February 18 2016 11:15 PM EST2016-02-19 04:15:48 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 11:15 PM EST2016-02-19 04:15:47 GMT
    There’s always great anticipation and hope springs eternal for all the different race teams, drivers, and their respective fans looking ahead to a possible championship. More >>

    There’s always great anticipation and hope springs eternal for all the different race teams, drivers, and their respective fans looking ahead to a possible championship.

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  • BLOG: Will the Panthers franchise tag CB Josh Norman?

    BLOG: Will the Panthers franchise tag CB Josh Norman?

    Tuesday, February 16 2016 2:55 PM EST2016-02-16 19:55:33 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 3:28 PM EST2016-02-16 20:28:37 GMT

    It's February 16th, do you know what that means?  This is the first day NFL teams can apply the franchise tag to one of their potential free agents.   Carolina's most notable FA is cornerback Josh Norman. 

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    It's February 16th, do you know what that means?  This is the first day NFL teams can apply the franchise tag to one of their potential free agents.   Carolina's most notable FA is cornerback Josh Norman. 

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  • BLOG: UNC is going to smash Duke on Wednesday RIGHT?

    BLOG: UNC is going to smash Duke on Wednesday RIGHT?

    Monday, February 15 2016 6:30 PM EST2016-02-15 23:30:05 GMT
    Monday, February 15 2016 6:47 PM EST2016-02-15 23:47:08 GMT

    Why are they even going to play this Duke at North Carolina basketball game on Wednesday?  The numbers and recent play says that the Heels should win this one easily. 

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    Why are they even going to play this Duke at North Carolina basketball game on Wednesday?  The numbers and recent play says that the Heels should win this one easily. 

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  • BLOG: Can the Hornets make the playoffs like the Panthers?

    BLOG: Can the Hornets make the playoffs like the Panthers?

    Friday, February 12 2016 6:27 PM EST2016-02-12 23:27:39 GMT
    Friday, February 12 2016 6:43 PM EST2016-02-12 23:43:41 GMT

    Don't look now, but the Charlotte Hornets are making a charge to the NBA Playoffs. 

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    Don't look now, but the Charlotte Hornets are making a charge to the NBA Playoffs. 

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  • BLOG: Time to move on, Panther Nation

    BLOG: Time to move on, Panther Nation

    Thursday, February 11 2016 4:24 PM EST2016-02-11 21:24:01 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 4:35 PM EST2016-02-11 21:35:16 GMT
    Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly is congratulated after intercepting a pass and running it back for a touchdown during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly is congratulated after intercepting a pass and running it back for a touchdown during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The season didn't finished the way anyone thought it would, but the simple fact is there is nothing that can be done about it now other than... MOVE ON.

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    The season didn't finished the way anyone thought it would, but the simple fact is there is nothing that can be done about it now other than... MOVE ON.

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  • BLOG: Three key games in the Panthers' Super Bowl season

    BLOG: Three key games in the Panthers' Super Bowl season

    Monday, February 1 2016 7:22 PM EST2016-02-02 00:22:45 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 11:00 AM EST2016-02-02 16:00:48 GMT
    (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)(Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    We're taking a look back at the games that put the Cats on the track for the championship.

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    We're taking a look back at the games that put the Cats on the track for the championship.

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  • BLOG: Three thoughts on Panthers' rout of Cardinals

    BLOG: Three thoughts on Panthers' rout of Cardinals

    Sunday, January 24 2016 11:02 PM EST2016-01-25 04:02:14 GMT
    Monday, January 25 2016 12:08 AM EST2016-01-25 05:08:08 GMT
    Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly is congratulated after intercepting a pass and running it back for a touchdown during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly is congratulated after intercepting a pass and running it back for a touchdown during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly and the Panthers defense simply played lights out tonight

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    Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly and the Panthers defense simply played lights out tonight

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  • BLOG: The rainy shoe is on the other foot

    BLOG: The rainy shoe is on the other foot

    Friday, January 15 2016 6:21 PM EST2016-01-15 23:21:10 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2016 6:31 PM EST2016-01-15 23:31:48 GMT

    Last year at this time, I was in Seattle covering the Panthers and Seahawks divisional playoff game out in Seattle. As you might imagine, there was some rain and it was kind of nasty.

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    Last year at this time, I was in Seattle covering the Panthers and Seahawks divisional playoff game out in Seattle. As you might imagine, there was some rain and it was kind of nasty.

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  • BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- Atlanta with the Carolina Panthers

    BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- Atlanta with the Carolina Panthers

    Sunday, December 27 2015 9:11 AM EST2015-12-27 14:11:06 GMT
    Sunday, December 27 2015 11:10 AM EST2015-12-27 16:10:13 GMT
    (WBTV)(WBTV)

    For the third straight season, the Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons game has post season implications.

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    For the third straight season, the Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons game has post season implications.

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  • BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- New York with the Panthers

    BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- New York with the Panthers

    Sunday, December 20 2015 9:49 AM EST2015-12-20 14:49:41 GMT
    Sunday, December 20 2015 9:51 AM EST2015-12-20 14:51:03 GMT

    It's another Carolina Panthers Game Day and it is one fans should worry about even though the numbers say this game should be easy. A December trip to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants can always be a head ache if you don't bring your A game.  

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    It's another Carolina Panthers Game Day and it is one fans should worry about even though the numbers say this game should be easy. A December trip to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants can always be a head ache if you don't bring your A game.  

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  • BLOG: Fantasy Football Humble Pie

    BLOG: Fantasy Football Humble Pie

    Monday, December 14 2015 10:11 PM EST2015-12-15 03:11:52 GMT
    Monday, December 14 2015 10:11 PM EST2015-12-15 03:11:51 GMT
    Oh I knew I was a goner in one of my leagues early in the season, when one of my running backs Reggie Bush blew out his knee slipping on the cement walkway on the sideline at the dome in St. Louis. More >>

    Oh I knew I was a goner in one of my leagues early in the season, when one of my running backs Reggie Bush blew out his knee slipping on the cement walkway on the sideline at the dome in St. Louis. 

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  • BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports- State Championships Monroe

    BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports- State Championships Monroe

    Saturday, December 12 2015 9:54 PM EST2015-12-13 02:54:03 GMT
    Saturday, December 12 2015 11:16 PM EST2015-12-13 04:16:20 GMT
    In the night cap up at NC State, the 2AA state title game came down to Monroe and Bunn.  At least Monroe showed up and they showed out in a big way.No, they were not as dominate as Mallard Creek and Shelby in their title games, but they were pretty close in the first half.More >>

    In the night cap up at NC State, the 2AA state title game came down to Monroe and Bunn.  At least Monroe showed up and they showed out in a big way.No, they were not as dominate as Mallard Creek and Shelby in their title games, but they were pretty close in the first half.

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  • BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports- State Championships Shelby

    BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports- State Championships Shelby

    Saturday, December 12 2015 6:06 PM EST2015-12-12 23:06:53 GMT
    Saturday, December 12 2015 7:42 PM EST2015-12-13 00:42:07 GMT
    Game 2 at NC State look like game 1...  A FIRST HALF BLOWOUT!  Shelby came out on a mission in the 2A state title game.  More >>

    Game 2 at NC State look like game 1...  A FIRST HALF BLOWOUT!  Shelby came out on a mission in the 2A state title game.  

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  • BLOG: On the Road with WBTV Sports- State Championships Mallard Creek

    BLOG: On the Road with WBTV Sports- State Championships Mallard Creek

    Saturday, December 12 2015 2:54 PM EST2015-12-12 19:54:37 GMT
    Saturday, December 12 2015 5:25 PM EST2015-12-12 22:25:17 GMT
    Ever went to a football game and felt REALLY sorry for one team.  For a very rare time, I felt really bad for Greensboro Page as Mallard Creek just blew the doors off them in the 2nd quarter. More >>

    Ever went to a football game and felt REALLY sorry for one team.  For a very rare time, I felt really bad for Greensboro Page as Mallard Creek just blew the doors off them in the 2nd quarter. 

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  • BLOG: Turn up the heat on high school football!

    BLOG: Turn up the heat on high school football!

    Thursday, December 3 2015 10:47 PM EST2015-12-04 03:47:47 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 10:47 PM EST2015-12-04 03:47:47 GMT
    In South Carolina two local teams have been on a collision course to meet in post-season play. Northwestern will host Nation Ford for the right to play for the Class 4-A Division Two State Championship.More >>

    In South Carolina two local teams have been on a collision course to meet in post-season play. Northwestern will host Nation Ford for the right to play for the Class 4-A Division Two State Championship.

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  • BLOG: Three observations from Panthers' second half vs Cowboys

    BLOG: Three observations from Panthers' second half vs Cowboys

    Thursday, November 26 2015 7:24 PM EST2015-11-27 00:24:57 GMT
    Thursday, November 26 2015 7:24 PM EST2015-11-27 00:24:57 GMT
    Three observations from the second half of Panthers/Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game.1. Panthers maintained their intensity which shows they're not believing their own hype.More >>

    Three observations from the second half of Panthers/Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game.1. Panthers maintained their intensity which shows they're not believing their own hype.

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  • BLOG: Three takeaways from Panthers first half vs Dallas

    BLOG: Three takeaways from Panthers first half vs Dallas

    Thursday, November 26 2015 6:13 PM EST2015-11-26 23:13:23 GMT
    Thursday, November 26 2015 6:13 PM EST2015-11-26 23:13:22 GMT
    Three takeaways from Panthers/Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game First Half. It's all about the Panthers as a team not individuals.More >>

    Three takeaways from Panthers/Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game First Half. It's all about the Panthers as a team not individuals.

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  • BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- Dallas GAMEDAY!

    BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- Dallas GAMEDAY!

    Thursday, November 26 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-11-26 21:10:03 GMT
    Thursday, November 26 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-11-26 21:10:02 GMT
    All I want to say is THIS IS COOL!In my 18 years at WBTV, I have been blessed to cover some great players, attend some great games, and be at some outstanding events, but covering a Panthers game on Thanksgiving in Dallas is in the top 5... PERIOD!  Might be 2nd to being at the Super Bowl...I look in the eyes of some Panthers fans and they are in awwwwwwwwwwwwwww of the size of AT&T Stadium.  The seating capacity is listed at 80,000 but with all the others side rooms...More >>
    All I want to say is THIS IS COOL!In my 18 years at WBTV, I have been blessed to cover some great players, attend some great games, and be at some outstanding events, but covering a Panthers game on Thanksgiving in Dallas is in the top 5... PERIOD!  Might be 2nd to being at the Super Bowl...I look in the eyes of some Panthers fans and they are in awwwwwwwwwwwwwww of the size of AT&T Stadium.  The seating capacity is listed at 80,000 but with all the others side rooms...More >>
  • BLOG: On the Road with WBTV Sports-- Dallas Wednesday

    BLOG: On the Road with WBTV Sports-- Dallas Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 6:01 PM EST2015-11-25 23:01:56 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 6:01 PM EST2015-11-25 23:01:55 GMT
    It's Wednesday and at this moment, the Panthers should be in Dallas and getting settled into their hotel.On the fans front, Ashley Stroehlein and I ran into 3 fans who left Charlotte last night at 9 and arrived in Big D at 3 pm.  Dedicated fans who said they would not miss this for the world.  We are expecting more fans later as the "Roaring Riot" will be in town around 7 pm and they are coming to have a good time as they will have a party at Billy Bob's Texas.More >>

    It's Wednesday and at this moment, the Panthers should be in Dallas and getting settled into their hotel.On the fans front, Ashley Stroehlein and I ran into 3 fans who left Charlotte last night at 9 and arrived in Big D at 3 pm.  Dedicated fans who said they would not miss this for the world.  We are expecting more fans later as the "Roaring Riot" will be in town around 7 pm and they are coming to have a good time as they will have a party at Billy Bob's Texas.

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  • BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- Dallas Tuesday

    BLOG: On the road with WBTV Sports-- Dallas Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 12:23 PM EST2015-11-24 17:23:02 GMT
    Tuesday, November 24 2015 12:54 PM EST2015-11-24 17:54:04 GMT
    TOUCHDOWN!  We have landed in Dallas and it's a sunny 61 degree day here in Big D.A quick weather look ahead if you are coming to the game.  The Cowboys play indoors of course but if you are going to do some tailgating before the game, bring rain gear.  There is an 80% chance of the wet stuff.On the flight here to Dallas, Ashley Stroehlein and I came across a hand full of Panthers fan.  YES, on a Tuesday-- 2 days before kickoff.What does that say?  More >>

    TOUCHDOWN!  We have landed in Dallas and it's a sunny 61 degree day here in Big D.A quick weather look ahead if you are coming to the game.  The Cowboys play indoors of course but if you are going to do some tailgating before the game, bring rain gear.  There is an 80% chance of the wet stuff.On the flight here to Dallas, Ashley Stroehlein and I came across a hand full of Panthers fan.  YES, on a Tuesday-- 2 days before kickoff.What does that say?  

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  • BLOG: Early season hoops showdown!

    BLOG: Early season hoops showdown!

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:20 PM EST2015-11-18 03:20:09 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:20 PM EST2015-11-18 03:20:08 GMT
    We have three more months until March Madness and the fire inside some fans is already burning out of control.More >>
    We have three more months until March Madness and the fire inside some fans is already burning out of control.More >>
  • BLOG: THANK YOU to all of our Veterans!

    BLOG: THANK YOU to all of our Veterans!

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 7:52 PM EST2015-11-12 00:52:15 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 7:52 PM EST2015-11-12 00:52:15 GMT
    Tonight I’m putting aside the golf balls, tennis balls, and all the other kind of sports related balls to simply say THANK YOU!More >>
    Tonight I’m putting aside the golf balls, tennis balls, and all the other kind of sports related balls to simply say THANK YOU!More >>
  • BLOG: Just win and seeding doesn't matter!!

    BLOG: Just win and seeding doesn't matter!!

    Monday, November 9 2015 11:03 PM EST2015-11-10 04:03:31 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 11:03 PM EST2015-11-10 04:03:31 GMT
    It's the first week of the post-season for most teams in the Carolinas and squads have already started getting ready for their first round match-ups.More >>
    It's the first week of the post-season for most teams in the Carolinas and squads have already started getting ready for their first round match-ups.More >>
  • BLOG: Now the pigskin action is really getting good

    BLOG: Now the pigskin action is really getting good

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:46 PM EST2015-11-05 03:46:26 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:46 PM EST2015-11-05 03:46:26 GMT
    Final week of the regular season, playoff positioning, with everybody wanting coverage of their game on Football Friday Night.More >>
    Final week of the regular season, playoff positioning, with everybody wanting coverage of their game on Football Friday Night.More >>
  • BLOG: Busy day for sports in Charlotte!

    BLOG: Busy day for sports in Charlotte!

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-10-29 02:30:17 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 10:59 PM EDT2015-10-29 02:59:03 GMT
    This whole day is just an example of  just how great the city is at drawing big events locally, regionally, and nationally!More >>
    This whole day is just an example of  just how great the city is at drawing big events locally, regionally, and nationally!More >>
  • BLOG: FFN Overtime Week 10

    BLOG: FFN Overtime Week 10

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 8:51 PM EDT2015-10-22 00:51:30 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 2:19 PM EDT2015-10-22 18:19:32 GMT
    Is it just me or does it seem like the high school football season is flying by?  We are only 3 weeks from the start of the playoffs for most teams.More >>
    Is it just me or does it seem like the high school football season is flying by?  We are only 3 weeks from the start of the playoffs for most teams.More >>
  • BLOG: Act like you've been there before!

    BLOG: Act like you've been there before!

    Monday, October 19 2015 9:44 PM EDT2015-10-20 01:44:06 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 9:44 PM EDT2015-10-20 01:44:05 GMT
    There have been some recent players in college and the pros who have been injured while celebrating, most of the time jumping into the air and landing awkwardly on the ground.More >>
    There have been some recent players in college and the pros who have been injured while celebrating, most of the time jumping into the air and landing awkwardly on the ground.More >>
  • BLOG: What a great schedule we got this Friday night!

    BLOG: What a great schedule we got this Friday night!

    Thursday, October 15 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-10-15 21:15:18 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-10-15 21:15:17 GMT
    As I looked at last Friday's slate of games before planning out Football Friday Night, I thought to myself that there were not a lot of great match ups on paper.  But I come into this week looking at a TON of great match ups and hope they live up to expectations.More >>
    As I looked at last Friday's slate of games before planning out Football Friday Night, I thought to myself that there were not a lot of great match ups on paper.  But I come into this week looking at a TON of great match ups and hope they live up to expectations.More >>
  • BLOG: It's only preseason, but the Charlotte Hornets are 3-0

    BLOG: It's only preseason, but the Charlotte Hornets are 3-0

    Monday, October 12 2015 8:50 PM EDT2015-10-13 00:50:59 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 8:50 PM EDT2015-10-13 00:50:58 GMT
    We haven't even gotten into the meat of the football season and it is just preseason in basketball, but here's an update on the Charlotte Hornets and it is a good one as they are 3-0.More >>
    We haven't even gotten into the meat of the football season and it is just preseason in basketball, but here's an update on the Charlotte Hornets and it is a good one as they are 3-0.More >>
  • BLOG: 'Riverboat Ron' shows acting skills

    BLOG: 'Riverboat Ron' shows acting skills

    Friday, October 9 2015 2:41 PM EDT2015-10-09 18:41:41 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 8:51 PM EDT2015-10-10 00:51:32 GMT
    (Source: USAA commercial via Youtube)(Source: USAA commercial via Youtube)
    If he were to give up the coaching one day, then acting might be his next line or work.More >>
    If he were to give up the coaching one day, then acting might be his next line or work.More >>
  • BLOG: Logano's new video feature is pretty cool!

    BLOG: Logano's new video feature is pretty cool!

    Thursday, October 8 2015 10:35 PM EDT2015-10-09 02:35:35 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-10-09 02:44:03 GMT
    It’s the only night race in the 10 event Chase and only 12 drivers still have a shot at the 2015 Sprint Cup Title and awesome trophy.More >>
    It’s the only night race in the 10 event Chase and only 12 drivers still have a shot at the 2015 Sprint Cup Title and awesome trophy.More >>
  • Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge- Week 8

    Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge- Week 8

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 8:36 PM EDT2015-10-08 00:36:34 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 8:36 PM EDT2015-10-08 00:36:34 GMT
    If you thought you had the high school football season figured out, guess again.  One big upset and one team returning to championship contention status has thrown some conference races into a serious RACE.More >>
    If you thought you had the high school football season figured out, guess again.  One big upset and one team returning to championship contention status has thrown some conference races into a serious RACE.More >>
  • Could USC game against LSU come to Charlotte?

    Could USC game against LSU come to Charlotte?

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 4:06 PM EDT2015-10-06 20:06:29 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 4:06 PM EDT2015-10-06 20:06:29 GMT
    University of South Carolina officials have reached out to the Carolina Panthers about the possibility of moving Saturday's scheduled football game to Charlotte in the wake of severe flooding in South Carolina.More >>
    University of South Carolina officials have reached out to the Carolina Panthers about the possibility of moving Saturday's scheduled football game to Charlotte in the wake of severe flooding in South Carolina.More >>
  • BLOG: Steve Smith is one tough player!

    BLOG: Steve Smith is one tough player!

    Thursday, October 1 2015 11:08 PM EDT2015-10-02 03:08:01 GMT
    Thursday, October 1 2015 11:08 PM EDT2015-10-02 03:08:01 GMT
    Remember when it was not cool to be a short wide receiver?More >>
    Remember when it was not cool to be a short wide receiver?More >>
  • BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge

    BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge

    Thursday, October 1 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-10-01 22:00:18 GMT
    Thursday, October 1 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-10-01 22:00:18 GMT
    Let me drop some knowledge on you...It is October and we are finally starting to see the cream rise to the top in high school football.  Here are some things that have caught my eye.We don't talk a lot about our South Carolina schools, but there are some schools south of the border making some big noise in the Palmetto State.  More >>
    Let me drop some knowledge on you...It is October and we are finally starting to see the cream rise to the top in high school football.  Here are some things that have caught my eye.We don't talk a lot about our South Carolina schools, but there are some schools south of the border making some big noise in the Palmetto State.  More >>
  • BLOG: Sports fans are loving life these days

    BLOG: Sports fans are loving life these days

    Tuesday, September 29 2015 10:15 PM EDT2015-09-30 02:15:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 29 2015 10:23 PM EDT2015-09-30 02:23:32 GMT
    It’s that magical time of year when almost all the major sports are center stage. More >>
    It’s that magical time of year when almost all the major sports are center stage. More >>
  • BLOG: Kudos to the Panthers for trading for DE Jared Allen

    BLOG: Kudos to the Panthers for trading for DE Jared Allen

    Monday, September 28 2015 6:24 PM EDT2015-09-28 22:24:20 GMT
    Monday, September 28 2015 6:44 PM EDT2015-09-28 22:44:23 GMT
    At 3-0, the Carolina Panthers are in a good position to have an outstanding season.  With the all the injures though, a great season can turn into a nightmare in a heartbeat in the NFL.  Yesterday's hamstring injury to defensive end Charles Johnson was too much to overlook and that's why the team made a trade today for Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen.  More >>
    At 3-0, the Carolina Panthers are in a good position to have an outstanding season.  With the all the injures though, a great season can turn into a nightmare in a heartbeat in the NFL.  Yesterday's hamstring injury to defensive end Charles Johnson was too much to overlook and that's why the team made a trade today for Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen.  More >>
  • Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge-- Week 6

    Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge-- Week 6

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-09-23 22:23:11 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 9:10 PM EDT2015-09-24 01:10:40 GMT
    Time to drop a little knowledge-- high school football style.More >>
    Time to drop a little knowledge-- high school football style.More >>
  • BLOG: What happens when your team is eliminated?

    BLOG: What happens when your team is eliminated?

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:24 PM EDT2015-09-23 02:24:56 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:24 PM EDT2015-09-23 02:24:56 GMT
    But my biggest challenge has been keeping up interest with the baseball races after my team had been unceremoniously dumped. I must admit I have been lukewarm to baseball at best.More >>
    But my biggest challenge has been keeping up interest with the baseball races after my team had been unceremoniously dumped. I must admit I have been lukewarm to baseball at best.More >>
  • BLOG: Retraction on one of my earlier blogs!

    BLOG: Retraction on one of my earlier blogs!

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 10:43 PM EDT2015-09-17 02:43:40 GMT
    Wednesday, September 16 2015 10:43 PM EDT2015-09-17 02:43:40 GMT
    I now apologize. I was strictly speaking on raw emotion because my efforts to win a title in my first five years of participating have been an exercise in futility.More >>
    I now apologize. I was strictly speaking on raw emotion because my efforts to win a title in my first five years of participating have been an exercise in futility.More >>
  • BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge-- Week 5

    BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge-- Week 5

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 8:38 PM EDT2015-09-16 00:38:18 GMT
    Wednesday, September 16 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-09-16 21:30:16 GMT
    Let me drop some knowledge on you! The high school football season is already at week 5 and the cream is starting to rise to the top.More >>
    Let me drop some knowledge on you! The high school football season is already at week 5 and the cream is starting to rise to the top.More >>
  • BLOG: Who's your pick to win the Chase?

    BLOG: Who's your pick to win the Chase?

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 5:21 PM EDT2015-09-15 21:21:50 GMT
    Tuesday, September 15 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-09-15 21:26:44 GMT
    After 26 weeks of NASCAR action, it is now time for the main event... The Chase for the Championship!More >>
    After 26 weeks of NASCAR action, it is now time for the main event... The Chase for the Championship!More >>
  • BLOG: Where has the high school season gone?

    BLOG: Where has the high school season gone?

    Monday, September 14 2015 9:44 PM EDT2015-09-15 01:44:38 GMT
    Monday, September 14 2015 9:49 PM EDT2015-09-15 01:49:35 GMT
    We're heading into week five this Friday, which is only one week shy of being halfway through the regular season.More >>
    We're heading into week five this Friday, which is only one week shy of being halfway through the regular season.More >>
  • BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge-- high school football week 4

    BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge-- high school football week 4

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 7:33 PM EDT2015-09-08 23:33:31 GMT
    Thursday, September 10 2015 11:59 AM EDT2015-09-10 15:59:42 GMT
    Let me drop a little knowledge on you!Mother nature turned a very promising week 3 into on of the craziest nights I have had in the 20 years I have covered high school football as a reporter.  Numerous lightning delays and heavy rain at times had some games finishing closer to 11:30 or even pushing them to new dates.  But it will be remembered for some great finishes as well.  More >>
    Let me drop a little knowledge on you!Mother nature turned a very promising week 3 into on of the craziest nights I have had in the 20 years I have covered high school football as a reporter.  Numerous lightning delays and heavy rain at times had some games finishing closer to 11:30 or even pushing them to new dates.  But it will be remembered for some great finishes as well.  More >>
  • BLOG: Playing against your sibling should be fun!

    BLOG: Playing against your sibling should be fun!

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 9:44 PM EDT2015-09-09 01:44:07 GMT
    Tuesday, September 8 2015 9:51 PM EDT2015-09-09 01:51:42 GMT
    For Venus and Serena Williams there is no discrepancy about their history of playing at the highest level of tennis against each other.More >>
    For Venus and Serena Williams there is no discrepancy about their history of playing at the highest level of tennis against each other.More >>
  • BLOG: Time to give the Panthers wide receivers a chance

    BLOG: Time to give the Panthers wide receivers a chance

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 5:50 PM EDT2015-09-08 21:50:09 GMT
    Tuesday, September 8 2015 5:50 PM EDT2015-09-08 21:50:08 GMT
    On Monday, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced that Ted Ginn and Philly Brown would be the starting wide receivers for the team in week one's game at Jacksonville.  The back ups are Devin Funchess, Jerricho Cotchery, and newly acquired Kevin Norwood.  The big question now is can this team really be a playoff team with this wide receiving corp?  More >>
    On Monday, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced that Ted Ginn and Philly Brown would be the starting wide receivers for the team in week one's game at Jacksonville.  The back ups are Devin Funchess, Jerricho Cotchery, and newly acquired Kevin Norwood.  The big question now is can this team really be a playoff team with this wide receiving corp?  More >>
  • BLOG: Another successful season for the Charlotte Knights in 2015

    BLOG: Another successful season for the Charlotte Knights in 2015

    Monday, September 7 2015 8:15 PM EDT2015-09-08 00:15:51 GMT
    Monday, September 7 2015 8:17 PM EDT2015-09-08 00:17:33 GMT
    Even though the Charlotte Knights lost their season finale today down in Gwinnett 6-2, it was a very successful season for the Knights in year 2 at BB&T Ballpark here in Charlotte.More >>
    Even though the Charlotte Knights lost their season finale today down in Gwinnett 6-2, it was a very successful season for the Knights in year 2 at BB&T Ballpark here in Charlotte.More >>
  • BLOG: Time to win a Fantasy Football league title!

    BLOG: Time to win a Fantasy Football league title!

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 9:41 PM EDT2015-09-03 01:41:29 GMT
    Wednesday, September 2 2015 9:50 PM EDT2015-09-03 01:50:09 GMT
    This is the year I get er done!! And you can bet me your first round pick on that!More >>
    This is the year I get er done!! And you can bet me your first round pick on that!More >>
  • BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge on high school football

    BLOG: Nate's Droppin' 'Nowledge on high school football

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 8:06 PM EDT2015-09-03 00:06:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 2 2015 8:11 PM EDT2015-09-03 00:11:57 GMT
    Let me drop some knowledge on you!  Once again, the focus is on high school football and last week, there were some eye opening wins.  Here are my top 3.More >>
    Let me drop some knowledge on you!  Once again, the focus is on high school football and last week, there were some eye opening wins.  Here are my top 3.More >>
  • BLOG: NFL give me a break please!

    BLOG: NFL give me a break please!

    Thursday, August 27 2015 10:37 PM EDT2015-08-28 02:37:44 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 10:41 PM EDT2015-08-28 02:41:40 GMT
    Seriously, why can’t they play them all on Thursdays and Saturdays to avoid stepping on the kids they claim to care about so much?More >>
    Seriously, why can’t they play them all on Thursdays and Saturdays to avoid stepping on the kids they claim to care about so much?More >>
  • BLOG: Are you ready for Butler at Mallard Creek?

    BLOG: Are you ready for Butler at Mallard Creek?

    Thursday, August 27 2015 8:17 PM EDT2015-08-28 00:17:58 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 8:17 PM EDT2015-08-28 00:17:59 GMT
    Hands down, the biggest game in the state this week is Butler at Mallard Creek.  It is a meeting between 2 of the favorites to win the 4AA state title. More >>
    Hands down, the biggest game in the state this week is Butler at Mallard Creek.  It is a meeting between 2 of the favorites to win the 4AA state title. More >>
  • BLOG: Panthers 2-0 in pre-season?

    BLOG: Panthers 2-0 in pre-season?

    Monday, August 24 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-08-24 22:49:02 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 8:05 PM EDT2015-08-25 00:05:51 GMT
    When I played at Georgia Southern I hated practice. But It was a necessary evil and I had to do it.More >>
    When I played at Georgia Southern I hated practice. But It was a necessary evil and I had to do it.More >>
  • BLOG: Little League World Series softball rundown impressive

    BLOG: Little League World Series softball rundown impressive

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 10:40 PM EDT2015-08-19 02:40:08 GMT
    Tuesday, August 18 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-08-19 02:44:04 GMT
    I was shocked mostly with the way the young ladies handled a couple of defensive situations with perfect fundamentals that would make some Major League Baseball players a little jealous.More >>
    I was shocked mostly with the way the young ladies handled a couple of defensive situations with perfect fundamentals that would make some Major League Baseball players a little jealous.More >>
  • BLOG: Kickoff Cleveland very impressive community effort

    BLOG: Kickoff Cleveland very impressive community effort

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 9:49 PM EDT2015-08-13 01:49:12 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 10:07 PM EDT2015-08-13 02:07:14 GMT
    Several churches from Cleveland County got together for the first ever Kickoff Cleveland event which was a big barbecue for several high school and middle school football teams from the area getting ready to start the season.More >>
    Several churches from Cleveland County got together for the first ever Kickoff Cleveland event which was a big barbecue for several high school and middle school football teams from the area getting ready to start the season.More >>
  • BLOG: Love it when College Football cranks up!!

    BLOG: Love it when College Football cranks up!!

    Tuesday, August 4 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-08-05 03:25:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 4 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-08-05 03:25:35 GMT
    They're getting ready for the regular season opener Thursday, September 3rd here in the Queen City against North Carolina--we've already featured the Tar Heels already in practice mode.More >>
    They're getting ready for the regular season opener Thursday, September 3rd here in the Queen City against North Carolina--we've already featured the Tar Heels already in practice mode.More >>
  • BLOG: Panthers open another Camp Wofford

    BLOG: Panthers open another Camp Wofford

    Friday, July 31 2015 10:36 PM EDT2015-08-01 02:36:26 GMT
    Friday, July 31 2015 10:36 PM EDT2015-08-01 02:36:26 GMT
    The Panthers may be the healthiest they’ve been in a long time, and this year they’re actually picked by a lot of experts to repeat as NFC South Champs for a third straight year and advance perhaps to the Super Bowl. More >>
    The Panthers may be the healthiest they’ve been in a long time, and this year they’re actually picked by a lot of experts to repeat as NFC South Champs for a third straight year and advance perhaps to the Super Bowl. More >>
  • BLOG: Stewart healthy and ready to lead the way!

    BLOG: Stewart healthy and ready to lead the way!

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:16 PM EDT2015-07-28 22:16:45 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:29 PM EDT2015-07-28 22:29:47 GMT
    It’s going to be interesting to see how much they will use him in the pre-season. He’s so important to the offense, you have to keep him fresh for the regular season.More >>
    It’s going to be interesting to see how much they will use him in the pre-season. He’s so important to the offense, you have to keep him fresh for the regular season.More >>
  • BLOG: Panthers' new look and fresh feel at training camp!

    BLOG: Panthers' new look and fresh feel at training camp!

    Monday, July 27 2015 10:16 PM EDT2015-07-28 02:16:12 GMT
    Monday, July 27 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-07-28 02:28:04 GMT
    Let's start with the biggest aspect of camp this year - the health of Quarterback Cam Newton.More >>
    Let's start with the biggest aspect of camp this year - the health of Quarterback Cam Newton.More >>
  • The long wait for football is almost over!

    The long wait for football is almost over!

    Friday, July 24 2015 4:56 PM EDT2015-07-24 20:56:48 GMT
    Friday, July 24 2015 5:06 PM EDT2015-07-24 21:06:35 GMT
    I know baseball is referred to as America’s pastime. Then football has to be America’s passion.More >>
    I know baseball is referred to as America’s pastime. Then football has to be America’s passion.More >>
  • BLOG: What if East Lincoln and Shelby are BOTH in the same playoff bracket this season?

    BLOG: What if East Lincoln and Shelby are BOTH in the same playoff bracket this season?

    Thursday, July 23 2015 6:55 PM EDT2015-07-23 22:55:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 23 2015 7:22 PM EDT2015-07-23 23:22:42 GMT
    I may be getting a little ahead of myself.  OK, I AM getting a little ahead of myself, but this is fun to think about.What if the defending 2AA state champs, East Lincoln is in the same playoff bracket as the 2 time defending 2A champs Shelby?More >>
    I may be getting a little ahead of myself.  OK, I AM getting a little ahead of myself, but this is fun to think about.What if the defending 2AA state champs, East Lincoln is in the same playoff bracket as the 2 time defending 2A champs Shelby?More >>
  • BLOG: Can Shelby win their 3rd straight state title in 2015?

    BLOG: Can Shelby win their 3rd straight state title in 2015?

    Wednesday, July 22 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-07-22 22:50:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 22 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-07-22 22:50:44 GMT
    Monday, I talked about Crest being a dominant team this season in 3A, but another Cleveland County school is once again going to be a hand full in 2A.What a run the Shelby Golden Lions are on!  More >>
    Monday, I talked about Crest being a dominant team this season in 3A, but another Cleveland County school is once again going to be a hand full in 2A.What a run the Shelby Golden Lions are on!  More >>
  • BLOG: Niners look ahead to the future!

    BLOG: Niners look ahead to the future!

    Tuesday, July 21 2015 10:10 PM EDT2015-07-22 02:10:25 GMT
    Tuesday, July 21 2015 10:18 PM EDT2015-07-22 02:18:16 GMT
    The Niners football program is on the eve of their very first Conference USA Media Day taking place in South Florida Wednesday.More >>
    The Niners football program is on the eve of their very first Conference USA Media Day taking place in South Florida Wednesday.More >>
  • BLOG: Don't sleep on Marvin Ridge in 2015

    BLOG: Don't sleep on Marvin Ridge in 2015

    Tuesday, July 21 2015 3:43 PM EDT2015-07-21 19:43:07 GMT
    Tuesday, July 21 2015 4:04 PM EDT2015-07-21 20:04:46 GMT
    Even with a new coach in 2015, Marvin Ridge is a team to watch in 2015. Why?  Glad you asked.  More >>
    Even with a new coach in 2015, Marvin Ridge is a team to watch in 2015. Why?  Glad you asked.  More >>
  • BLOG: Crest will once again be tough to beat in 2015

    BLOG: Crest will once again be tough to beat in 2015

    Monday, July 20 2015 2:34 PM EDT2015-07-20 18:34:20 GMT
    Monday, July 20 2015 3:34 PM EDT2015-07-20 19:34:59 GMT
    It’s a new day at Crest as Will Clark takes over as head coach for Mark Barnes who is now coaching Sumter High School in South Carolina.  Coaching transition may be the biggest question on this team as pretty much all the major players from last year’s state title team are back.  More >>
    It’s a new day at Crest as Will Clark takes over as head coach for Mark Barnes who is now coaching Sumter High School in South Carolina.  Coaching transition may be the biggest question on this team as pretty much all the major players from last year’s state title team are back.  More >>
  • VIDEO: Riley Curry does 'Whip/Nae Nae' for 3rd birthday

    VIDEO: Riley Curry does 'Whip/Nae Nae' for 3rd birthday

    Monday, July 20 2015 12:20 AM EDT2015-07-20 04:20:44 GMT
    Monday, July 20 2015 12:08 PM EDT2015-07-20 16:08:40 GMT
    (Stephen Curry | Instagram)(Stephen Curry | Instagram)
    She celebrated her third birthday on Sunday and we all got a glimpse of what took place thanks to mom and dad sharing videos and photos on their social media accounts.More >>
    She celebrated her third birthday on Sunday and we all got a glimpse of what took place thanks to mom and dad sharing videos and photos on their social media accounts.More >>
  • BLOG: The Big South 3A-2A could be crazy in 2015

    BLOG: The Big South 3A-2A could be crazy in 2015

    Friday, July 17 2015 4:48 PM EDT2015-07-17 20:48:20 GMT
    Friday, July 17 2015 9:13 PM EDT2015-07-18 01:13:16 GMT
    When it comes to winning conference championships, no on has a better resume than the South Point Red Raiders.  In the last 16 years, they have won 13.  From 2007-2013, they outright won or shared a piece of the Big South title.  That streak was broken last season by Forestview as the Jaguars won their 1st ever outright conference title.  2015 could see another battle between South Point and Forestview, but you can also throw a surprise team into the mix.More >>
    When it comes to winning conference championships, no on has a better resume than the South Point Red Raiders.  In the last 16 years, they have won 13.  From 2007-2013, they outright won or shared a piece of the Big South title.  That streak was broken last season by Forestview as the Jaguars won their 1st ever outright conference title.  2015 could see another battle between South Point and Forestview, but you can also throw a surprise team into the mix.More >>
  • BLOG: Tiger and Spieth comparison

    BLOG: Tiger and Spieth comparison

    Thursday, July 16 2015 11:02 PM EDT2015-07-17 03:02:38 GMT
    Thursday, July 16 2015 11:09 PM EDT2015-07-17 03:09:21 GMT
    Spieth said it was unfair to compare him with the likes of Tiger this early in his career.More >>
    Spieth said it was unfair to compare him with the likes of Tiger this early in his career.More >>
  • BLOG: Keep an eye on Indian Land in 2015

    BLOG: Keep an eye on Indian Land in 2015

    Thursday, July 16 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-07-16 21:27:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 16 2015 5:37 PM EDT2015-07-16 21:37:47 GMT
    As the countdown continues to the kickoff to the high school football season, I take another look at a team to watch for 2015.  Today we look at the Indian Land Warriors.More >>
    As the countdown continues to the kickoff to the high school football season, I take another look at a team to watch for 2015.  Today we look at the Indian Land Warriors.More >>
  • BLOG: Is Concord the favorite to win the South Piedmont 3A title in 2015?

    BLOG: Is Concord the favorite to win the South Piedmont 3A title in 2015?

    Tuesday, July 14 2015 9:00 PM EDT2015-07-15 01:00:37 GMT
    Wednesday, July 15 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-07-15 21:35:55 GMT
    In the last 3 years, Concord football has been on one impressive run. The Spiders are 40-10 since 2012. They were 3A state runners up in 2012 and 2013. They have also have won the last 2 South Piedmont 3A conference titles, but that streak could be in jeopardy this season. The race for the conference title will be one of the more interesting ones this season.More >>
    In the last 3 years, Concord football has been on one impressive run. The Spiders are 40-10 since 2012. They were 3A state runners up in 2012 and 2013. They have also have won the last 2 South Piedmont 3A conference titles, but that streak could be in jeopardy this season. The race for the conference title will be one of the more interesting ones this season.More >>
  • BLOG: Watch out for the Alexander Central Cougars in 2015

    BLOG: Watch out for the Alexander Central Cougars in 2015

    Wednesday, July 15 2015 4:25 PM EDT2015-07-15 20:25:51 GMT
    Wednesday, July 15 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-07-15 21:34:34 GMT
    Only 17 more days until the first high school football practice and it will be a day Alexander Central Cougar fans should be thrilled to see as this could be a stellar season in Taylorsville.More >>
    Only 17 more days until the first high school football practice and it will be a day Alexander Central Cougar fans should be thrilled to see as this could be a stellar season in Taylorsville.More >>
  • BLOG: Are the Hornets a playoff team in 2015-16?

    BLOG: Are the Hornets a playoff team in 2015-16?

    Monday, July 13 2015 6:22 PM EDT2015-07-13 22:22:36 GMT
    Monday, July 13 2015 7:21 PM EDT2015-07-13 23:21:02 GMT
    As I look at it right now, I would say yes. Where they fall will remain to be seen and will depend a lot of the health of this team. More >>
    As I look at it right now, I would say yes. Where they fall will remain to be seen and will depend a lot of the health of this team. More >>
  • BLOG: It's just summer league play, but!

    BLOG: It's just summer league play, but!

    Friday, July 10 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-07-10 21:41:19 GMT
    Friday, July 10 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-07-10 21:57:41 GMT
    Okay, here’s the most positive element I could find from this. Hornets first round pick Frank Kaminsky scored in double figures in all five games!More >>
    Okay, here’s the most positive element I could find from this. Hornets first round pick Frank Kaminsky scored in double figures in all five games!More >>
  • BLOG: When pickup soccer goes wrong!

    BLOG: When pickup soccer goes wrong!

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 6:06 PM EDT2015-07-08 22:06:52 GMT
    Wednesday, July 8 2015 6:32 PM EDT2015-07-08 22:32:02 GMT
    Why in the world would he be playing pickup soccer a week before the third major of the year?More >>
    Why in the world would he be playing pickup soccer a week before the third major of the year?More >>
  • BLOG: West Caldwell 2015 Football Preview

    BLOG: West Caldwell 2015 Football Preview

    Thursday, July 2 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-07-02 22:47:48 GMT
    Thursday, July 2 2015 7:03 PM EDT2015-07-02 23:03:41 GMT
    Yesterday, I previewed East Meck as a team that could turn recent struggles on the football field into success in 2015. Today I look at West Caldwell as another team that could be much better this season.More >>
    Yesterday, I previewed East Meck as a team that could turn recent struggles on the football field into success in 2015. Today I look at West Caldwell as another team that could be much better this season.More >>
  • BLOG: 2015 East Meck Football Preview

    BLOG: 2015 East Meck Football Preview

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 7:04 PM EDT2015-07-01 23:04:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 1 2015 7:12 PM EDT2015-07-01 23:12:40 GMT
    After a 2-9 season in 2014, East Meck is in position to make some noise in 2015.More >>
    After a 2-9 season in 2014, East Meck is in position to make some noise in 2015.More >>
  • BLOG: Team USA looking to celebrate title on 4th of July Weekend

    BLOG: Team USA looking to celebrate title on 4th of July Weekend

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-07-01 21:54:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 1 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-07-01 22:03:19 GMT
    I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but Team USA’s semifinal 2-0 win over world number one Germany was pretty exciting. More >>
    I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but Team USA’s semifinal 2-0 win over world number one Germany was pretty exciting. More >>
  • BLOG: 49ers football about to hit the big time

    BLOG: 49ers football about to hit the big time

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-06-30 21:41:03 GMT
    Tuesday, June 30 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-06-30 22:05:30 GMT
    The idea of Charlotte having a football team has been a nice story these last few years. But it is about to get REAL in 2015 with the Niners playing their first full season as a FBS member in Conference USA.More >>
    The idea of Charlotte having a football team has been a nice story these last few years. But it is about to get REAL in 2015 with the Niners playing their first full season as a FBS member in Conference USA.More >>
  • BLOG: With the 9th pick in the NBA Draft, the Hornets select NOOOOOOO!

    BLOG: With the 9th pick in the NBA Draft, the Hornets select NOOOOOOO!

    Thursday, June 25 2015 9:34 PM EDT2015-06-26 01:34:34 GMT
    Thursday, June 25 2015 9:54 PM EDT2015-06-26 01:54:49 GMT
    With the 9th pick in the NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select.... wait on it....... keep waiting...... Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky. Not a bad pick until you look at who they passed up to get him.More >>
    With the 9th pick in the NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select.... wait on it....... keep waiting...... Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky. Not a bad pick until you look at who they passed up to get him. More >>
  • BLOG: Hornets trying to right the ship

    BLOG: Hornets trying to right the ship

    Thursday, June 25 2015 4:53 PM EDT2015-06-25 20:53:42 GMT
    Thursday, June 25 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-06-25 20:57:18 GMT
    What will they do with it? Is it time for a grand slam with the pick, or will it be another bunt single?More >>
    What will they do with it? Is it time for a grand slam with the pick, or will it be another bunt single?More >>
  • BLOG: With the 9th pick, the Charlotte Hornets pick???

    BLOG: With the 9th pick, the Charlotte Hornets pick???

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 7:21 PM EDT2015-06-24 23:21:48 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 7:50 PM EDT2015-06-24 23:50:59 GMT
    The NBA Draft is tomorrow and it is a big night for the Charlotte Hornets. With the 9th pick, there is the potential to get something this team hasn't had since the days of Dell Curry or Glen Rice; a knock down, outstanding 3 point shooter. But there is also a chance to get a big time defensive presence with untapped offensive potential. Or they could simply blow the pick on a bust...More >>
    The NBA Draft is tomorrow and it is a big night for the Charlotte Hornets. With the 9th pick, there is the potential to get something this team hasn't had since the days of Dell Curry or Glen Rice; a knock down, outstanding 3 point shooter. But there is also a chance to get a big time defensive presence with untapped offensive potential. Or they could simply blow the pick on a bust...More >>
  • Charlotte hosting the 2017 All Star Extravaganza

    Charlotte hosting the 2017 All Star Extravaganza

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 10:00 PM EDT2015-06-24 02:00:58 GMT
    Tuesday, June 23 2015 10:00 PM EDT2015-06-24 02:00:58 GMT
    The last time and only time the All Star Game was here was way back in 1991 and yes I was here for it. And it's one of the best sports memories I've had in my 26 years working at WBTV.More >>
    The last time and only time the All Star Game was here was way back in 1991 and yes I was here for it. And it's one of the best sports memories I've had in my 26 years working at WBTV.More >>
  • BLOG: NBA All Star Game in Charlotte heals a lot of old wounds

    BLOG: NBA All Star Game in Charlotte heals a lot of old wounds

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:43 PM EDT2015-06-23 23:43:38 GMT
    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:49 PM EDT2015-06-23 23:49:00 GMT
    Remember when the Charlotte Hornets left the Queen City back in 2002?  More than likely you do.  But that seems like light years ago and today's announcement of the NBA All Star Game coming to Charlotte puts that further in the rear view mirror.More >>
    Remember when the Charlotte Hornets left the Queen City back in 2002?  More than likely you do.  But that seems like light years ago and today's announcement of the NBA All Star Game coming to Charlotte puts that further in the rear view mirror.More >>
  • BLOG: Will Charlotte have an All-Star of its own?

    BLOG: Will Charlotte have an All-Star of its own?

    Monday, June 22 2015 1:25 PM EDT2015-06-22 17:25:39 GMT
    Monday, June 22 2015 2:12 PM EDT2015-06-22 18:12:35 GMT
    The one question I'm asking... in 2017 will the Hornets have someone make the All-Star game? I sure hope so.More >>
    The one question I'm asking... in 2017 will the Hornets have someone make the All-Star game? I sure hope so.More >>
  • BLOG: Enjoy success while you can!

    BLOG: Enjoy success while you can!

    Friday, June 19 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-06-19 22:00:04 GMT
    Friday, June 19 2015 9:31 PM EDT2015-06-20 01:31:23 GMT
    Tiger Woods removes his hat after his second round in the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Friday, June 19, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Tiger Woods removes his hat after his second round in the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Friday, June 19, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
    To say that the 14-time Major winner, second only to Jack Nicklaus, is going through some serious problems with his golf game is a huge understatement.More >>
    To say that the 14-time Major winner, second only to Jack Nicklaus, is going through some serious problems with his golf game is a huge understatement.More >>
  • BLOG: Get excited for football Carolina Panthers fans!

    BLOG: Get excited for football Carolina Panthers fans!

    Thursday, June 18 2015 5:25 PM EDT2015-06-18 21:25:31 GMT
    Thursday, June 18 2015 5:25 PM EDT2015-06-18 21:25:31 GMT
    Today, the Carolina Panthers wrapped up mini camp which means only 42 days until the team reports to Wofford for training camp.The light at the end of the tunnel is not the blazing hot sun, it's the start of football folks and I for one can't wait.More >>
    Today, the Carolina Panthers wrapped up mini camp which means only 42 days until the team reports to Wofford for training camp.The light at the end of the tunnel is not the blazing hot sun, it's the start of football folks and I for one can't wait.More >>
  • Knights reach one million plateau in second season

    Knights reach one million plateau in second season

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 11:22 PM EDT2015-06-18 03:22:22 GMT
    Wednesday, June 17 2015 11:29 PM EDT2015-06-18 03:29:54 GMT
    Bill Lavell from Rock Hill attended his first game ever in uptown and was the lucky person.More >>
    Bill Lavell from Rock Hill attended his first game ever in uptown and was the lucky person.More >>
  • BLOG: How will things be different for the Charlotte Hornets with Lance Stephenson gone?

    BLOG: How will things be different for the Charlotte Hornets with Lance Stephenson gone?

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 6:18 PM EDT2015-06-17 22:18:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 17 2015 6:39 PM EDT2015-06-17 22:39:14 GMT
    It has been a week of big news for the Charlotte Hornets.More >>
    It has been a week of big news for the Charlotte Hornets.More >>
  • BLOG: Should LeBron be the MVP of the NBA Finals?

    BLOG: Should LeBron be the MVP of the NBA Finals?

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 2:02 PM EDT2015-06-16 18:02:06 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 2:08 PM EDT2015-06-16 18:08:00 GMT
    I would have no problem if LeBron James gets the MVP of the NBA Finals if the Cleveland Cavaliers lose the series.What LBJ is doing during these finals is historic.More >>
    I would have no problem if LeBron James gets the MVP of the NBA Finals if the Cleveland Cavaliers lose the series.What LBJ is doing during these finals is historic.More >>
  • BLOG: Loyalty in sports is hard to find

    BLOG: Loyalty in sports is hard to find

    Monday, June 15 2015 7:46 PM EDT2015-06-15 23:46:53 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 12:18 PM EDT2015-06-16 16:18:56 GMT
    Case in point: Hornets Center Al Jefferson, who just exercised his option to stay and play for the Hornets in the last year of his contract. More >>
    Case in point: Hornets Center Al Jefferson, who just exercised his option to stay and play for the Hornets in the last year of his contract. More >>
  • BLOG: Welcome back Big Al!

    BLOG: Welcome back Big Al!

    Monday, June 15 2015 4:44 PM EDT2015-06-15 20:44:38 GMT
    Monday, June 15 2015 6:32 PM EDT2015-06-15 22:32:38 GMT
    The Charlotte Hornets and Al Jefferson made it official today as Big Al will not opt out of his contract and will come back to the Hornets for the 2015-16 season. By doing so, Al will forgo free agency and will make $13 million in the final year of his contract.More >>
    The Charlotte Hornets and Al Jefferson made it official today as Big Al will not opt out of his contract and will come back to the Hornets for the 2015-16 season. By doing so, Al will forgo free agency and will make $13 million in the final year of his contract.More >>
  • BLOG: World Cup Soccer

    BLOG: World Cup Soccer

    Friday, June 12 2015 7:12 PM EDT2015-06-12 23:12:56 GMT
    Friday, June 12 2015 7:44 PM EDT2015-06-12 23:44:52 GMT
    But even I know that when it comes to the World Cup - women or men - the interest level shoots up exponentially, and it needs to be covered!More >>
    But even I know that when it comes to the World Cup - women or men - the interest level shoots up exponentially, and it needs to be covered!More >>
  • BLOG: Surratt and Kendall getting national recognition

    BLOG: Surratt and Kendall getting national recognition

    Thursday, June 11 2015 6:22 PM EDT2015-06-11 22:22:22 GMT
    Friday, June 12 2015 4:11 PM EDT2015-06-12 20:11:58 GMT
    We have been very lucky to witness some great high school quarterbacks in our area. Names like Leak, Cox, Ferguson, Troth, and Grier have been recognize by the Elite 11 as the best QB in the nation. You can add rising seniors Chazz Surratt of East Lincoln and Austin Kendall of Cuthbertson to that list...More >>
    We have been very lucky to witness some great high school quarterbacks in our area. Names like Leak, Cox, Ferguson, Troth, and Grier have been recognize by the Elite 11 as the best QB in the nation. You can add rising seniors Chazz Surratt of East Lincoln and Austin Kendall of Cuthbertson to that list...More >>
  • BLOG: Are NASCAR fans the best fans?

    BLOG: Are NASCAR fans the best fans?

    Thursday, June 11 2015 6:04 PM EDT2015-06-11 22:04:57 GMT
    Thursday, June 11 2015 6:04 PM EDT2015-06-11 22:04:57 GMT
    Thursday at a local 7-11, Dale Earnhardt Junior unveiled his new paint scheme for this weekend's race at Michigan, as voted on by the fans. It was a meet and greet and one lucky person got tickets to the race this weekend.More >>
    Thursday at a local 7-11, Dale Earnhardt Junior unveiled his new paint scheme for this weekend's race at Michigan, as voted on by the fans. It was a meet and greet and one lucky person got tickets to the race this weekend.More >>
  • BLOG: Production beats potential most of the time

    BLOG: Production beats potential most of the time

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-06-10 20:52:27 GMT
    Wednesday, June 10 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-06-10 20:52:27 GMT
    With all that's happened to the Cleveland Cavaliers, losing two of their top players to injury, somehow they have jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series against Golden State.More >>
    With all that's happened to the Cleveland Cavaliers, losing two of their top players to injury, somehow they have jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series against Golden State.More >>
  • BLOG: Could Devin Booker be the answer to the Hornets 3 point shooting woes?

    BLOG: Could Devin Booker be the answer to the Hornets 3 point shooting woes?

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 3:04 PM EDT2015-06-10 19:04:52 GMT
    Wednesday, June 10 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-06-10 20:17:20 GMT
    The Charlotte Hornets are fully aware that they HAVE to get better at shooting the three pointer. Last season, they were dead last in the NBA from 3 point land at a terrible 31%.More >>
    The Charlotte Hornets are fully aware that they HAVE to get better at shooting the three pointer. Last season, they were dead last in the NBA from 3 point land at a terrible 31%.More >>
  • BLOG: World Cup Soccer creates fans for a little while

    BLOG: World Cup Soccer creates fans for a little while

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-06-09 21:43:37 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 7:27 PM EDT2015-06-09 23:27:40 GMT
    But when it's over, all I can think about is when is the real football going to start? I know some of you won't like me saying that, but it's true. And if you really look deep inside you know too — soccer is a big deal in the United States for just a few weeks in the summer.More >>
    But when it's over, all I can think about is when is the real football going to start? I know some of you won't like me saying that, but it's true. And if you really look deep inside you know too — soccer is a big deal in the United States for just a few weeks in the summer.More >>
  • BLOG: What has happened to Rory McIlroy since winning the Wells Fargo Championship?

    BLOG: What has happened to Rory McIlroy since winning the Wells Fargo Championship?

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:59 PM EDT2015-06-09 21:59:21 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:59 PM EDT2015-06-09 21:59:49 GMT
    What has happened to Rory McIlroy since winning the Wells Fargo Championship in record fashion? Well, on the course, it has not been too good.More >>
    What has happened to Rory McIlroy since winning the Wells Fargo Championship in record fashion? Well, on the course, it has not been too good.More >>
  • BLOG: Will the struggles ever end for Tiger Woods?

    BLOG: Will the struggles ever end for Tiger Woods?

    Monday, June 8 2015 3:30 PM EDT2015-06-08 19:30:41 GMT
    Monday, June 8 2015 3:30 PM EDT2015-06-08 19:30:40 GMT
    What Tiger Woods' golf game has turned into since his last major win in 2008 is unbelievable. This past weekend at the Memorial, the former #1 golfer in the world sunk to a new low.More >>
    What Tiger Woods' golf game has turned into since his last major win in 2008 is unbelievable. This past weekend at the Memorial, the former #1 golfer in the world sunk to a new low. More >>
  • BLOG: Appalachian State picked to have a big year in football

    BLOG: Appalachian State picked to have a big year in football

    Friday, June 5 2015 5:25 PM EDT2015-06-05 21:25:18 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 5:25 PM EDT2015-06-05 21:25:18 GMT
    We are less than 100 days from the kickoff of the 2015 college football season and the start of the 2nd year for Appalachian State in the Sun Belt Conference. What a quick rise this program has made in the transition from FCS to FBS status.More >>
    We are less than 100 days from the kickoff of the 2015 college football season and the start of the 2nd year for Appalachian State in the Sun Belt Conference. What a quick rise this program has made in the transition from FCS to FBS status.More >>
  • BLOG: Who else feels the pressure of Cam Newton's contract extension?

    BLOG: Who else feels the pressure of Cam Newton's contract extension?

    Friday, June 5 2015 3:59 PM EDT2015-06-05 19:59:13 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 3:59 PM EDT2015-06-05 19:59:13 GMT
    Of course there will be a ton more pressure on Cam Newton to improve and win some big games for the Carolina Panthers. But the pressure is also ramped up on Panthers general manager Dave Gettlemen and Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.More >>
    Of course there will be a ton more pressure on Cam Newton to improve and win some big games for the Carolina Panthers. But the pressure is also ramped up on Panthers general manager Dave Gettlemen and Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.More >>
  • BLOG: What have you done for me lately?

    BLOG: What have you done for me lately?

    Thursday, June 4 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-06-04 21:22:49 GMT
    Thursday, June 4 2015 5:49 PM EDT2015-06-04 21:49:04 GMT
    Leggett led the Tigers to 955 wins and six College World Series appearances in 22 seasons. But the team has not been to the World Series since 2010, and they're 5-10 in their last five NCAA tournament trips including their second straight 0-2 record in the tourney.More >>
    Leggett led the Tigers to 955 wins and six College World Series appearances in 22 seasons. But the team has not been to the World Series since 2010, and they're 5-10 in their last five NCAA tournament trips including their second straight 0-2 record in the tourney.More >>
  • BLOG: Do you have the summer blues?

    BLOG: Do you have the summer blues?

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 7:57 PM EDT2015-06-03 23:57:15 GMT
    Wednesday, June 3 2015 9:42 PM EDT2015-06-04 01:42:18 GMT
    While Justin and I are looking forward to the basketball deal, some of you are ready for the Stanly Cup Finals beginning tonight.More >>
    While Justin and I are looking forward to the basketball deal, some of you are ready for the Stanly Cup Finals beginning tonight.More >>
  • BLOG: Cam deserves the money

    BLOG: Cam deserves the money

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-06-02 21:15:19 GMT
    Tuesday, June 2 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-06-02 21:35:48 GMT
    While Cam doesn't have a Super Bowl to his name like those two, he offers the city of Charlotte hope. He has seemingly grown every year mentally as the team's offensive leader, and has produced on the field.More >>
    While Cam doesn't have a Super Bowl to his name like those two, he offers the city of Charlotte hope. He has seemingly grown every year mentally as the team's offensive leader, and has produced on the field.More >>
  • BLOG: Hornets to hold pre-draft workouts

    BLOG: Hornets to hold pre-draft workouts

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-06-02 19:36:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 2 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-06-02 20:59:41 GMT
    The Charlotte Hornets are holding a pre-draft workout tomorrow in preparation for the 2015 NBA Draft, which takes place on June 25th.More >>
    The Charlotte Hornets are holding a pre-draft workout tomorrow in preparation for the 2015 NBA Draft, which takes place on June 25th. More >>
  • BLOG: Does Cam Newton deserve $100 million extension from the Carolina Panthers?

    BLOG: Does Cam Newton deserve $100 million extension from the Carolina Panthers?

    Monday, June 1 2015 6:45 PM EDT2015-06-01 22:45:36 GMT
    Monday, June 1 2015 9:34 PM EDT2015-06-02 01:34:28 GMT
    Does Panthers quarterback Cam Newton deserve a $100 million extension from the team? YES he does and there is no question at this point.More >>
    Does Panthers quarterback Cam Newton deserve a $100 million extension from the team? YES he does and there is no question at this point.More >>
  • BLOG: Charlotte 49ers golf in the spotlight

    BLOG: Charlotte 49ers golf in the spotlight

    Monday, June 1 2015 5:51 PM EDT2015-06-01 21:51:08 GMT
    Monday, June 1 2015 9:32 PM EDT2015-06-02 01:32:11 GMT
    They had problems all weekend with rain at the event, but were able to finish play this morning. The team did not finish in the Top 15 and did not advance to the next round, but they did represent and make the area proud.More >>
    They had problems all weekend with rain at the event, but were able to finish play this morning. The team did not finish in the Top 15 and did not advance to the next round, but they did represent and make the area proud.More >>
  • BLOG: Who do you have winning the finals?

    BLOG: Who do you have winning the finals?

    Thursday, May 28 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-05-28 21:15:15 GMT
    Friday, May 29 2015 7:06 PM EDT2015-05-29 23:06:15 GMT
    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives past Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives past Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
    Who do you have winning the NBA Finals this year? The match-up was set when the Warriors finished off the Houston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference finals.More >>
    Who do you have winning the NBA Finals this year? The match-up was set when the Warriors finished off the Houston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference finals.More >>
  • BLOG: Knights offer great escape and baseball too!

    BLOG: Knights offer great escape and baseball too!

    Friday, May 29 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:05:54 GMT
    Friday, May 29 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:05:54 GMT
    A lot of you have not gone to the best ballpark in minor league baseball yet, but that's okay. Plenty of time to do so, and you can even do it tonight.
    More >>
    A lot of you have not gone to the best ballpark in minor league baseball yet, but that's okay. Plenty of time to do so, and you can even do it tonight.

    More >>
  • BLOG: Warriors a win away from giving the NBA a dream match-up!

    BLOG: Warriors a win away from giving the NBA a dream match-up!

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-05-27 20:59:55 GMT
    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:08:08 GMT
    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1). (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1). (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    If LeBron is considered the King, then Curry has to be the Prince.More >>
    If LeBron is considered the King, then Curry has to be the Prince.More >>
  • BLOG: Better to be lucky than good!

    BLOG: Better to be lucky than good!

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 3:23 PM EDT2015-05-26 19:23:52 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-05-26 19:42:40 GMT
    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1).  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1). (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    You know the old saying "sometimes it's better to be lucky than good." Well sometimes you can be good and lucky at the same time.More >>
    You know the old saying "sometimes it's better to be lucky than good." Well sometimes you can be good and lucky at the same time.More >>
  • BLOG: Conference Finals disappointing

    BLOG: Conference Finals disappointing

    Monday, May 25 2015 3:35 PM EDT2015-05-25 19:35:24 GMT
    Monday, May 25 2015 4:03 PM EDT2015-05-25 20:03:48 GMT
    There was even emotion displayed by the highest-paid players in the world that sometimes seems lacking in the NBA post-season. So needless to say I was chomping at the bit to watch the Conference Finals. And that's when everything went terribly wrong.
    More >>
    There was even emotion displayed by the highest-paid players in the world that sometimes seems lacking in the NBA post-season. So needless to say I was chomping at the bit to watch the Conference Finals. And that's when everything went terribly wrong.

    More >>
  • BLOG: Going to miss Jeff Gordon!

    BLOG: Going to miss Jeff Gordon!

    Thursday, May 21 2015 4:12 PM EDT2015-05-21 20:12:39 GMT
    Thursday, May 21 2015 4:29 PM EDT2015-05-21 20:29:49 GMT
    NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pause while speaking during a media availability before a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pause while speaking during a media availability before a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    But for the 17 years I have been fortunate enough to cover Jeff in the sport, the thing that stuck out to me most was his respect for the sport and the way he handled himself on and off the track.More >>
    But for the 17 years I have been fortunate enough to cover Jeff in the sport, the thing that stuck out to me most was his respect for the sport and the way he handled himself on and off the track.More >>
  • BLOG: Even when Curry is fined it's all good

    BLOG: Even when Curry is fined it's all good

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 4:27 PM EDT2015-05-20 20:27:50 GMT
    Wednesday, May 20 2015 7:21 PM EDT2015-05-20 23:21:37 GMT
    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after a score during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after a score during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
    Even when Charlotte native Stephen Curry gets fined it’s all good. He took a five thousand dollar blow to his wallet last night forMore >>
    Even when Charlotte native Stephen Curry gets fined it's all good. He took a $5000 blow to his wallet last night for violating the NBA's anti-flopping rules in the Warriors game one victory over Houston.More >>
  • BLOG: Hornets need some luck for once!

    BLOG: Hornets need some luck for once!

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 4:33 PM EDT2015-05-19 20:33:26 GMT
    Tuesday, May 19 2015 5:00 PM EDT2015-05-19 21:00:29 GMT
    Right now the odds are in favor of the Hornets getting the 9th selection in the upcoming NBA draft. They could fall back to 12th - which past history has suggested will happen.More >>
    Right now the odds are in favor of the Hornets getting the 9th selection in the upcoming NBA draft. They could fall back to 12th - which past history has suggested will happen.More >>
  • BLOG: McIlroy blows away the competition

    BLOG: McIlroy blows away the competition

    Monday, May 18 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-05-18 20:01:45 GMT
    Monday, May 18 2015 4:40 PM EDT2015-05-18 20:40:12 GMT
    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
    Delano Little Monday Sports Blog                   What a great weekend for sports in the Queen City with racing,More >>
    What a great weekend for sports in the Queen City with racing, baseball, swimming and golf all going on at the same time! Kudos to all the great athletes performing in our area, but nobody was more electrifying with their performance than Rory McIlroy.More >>
  • BLOG: Sprint All Star Race has a special place in my heart!

    BLOG: Sprint All Star Race has a special place in my heart!

    Friday, May 15 2015 4:33 PM EDT2015-05-15 20:33:06 GMT
    Friday, May 15 2015 5:11 PM EDT2015-05-15 21:11:45 GMT
    The Tide Slide (Archive photo)The Tide Slide (Archive photo)
    I was down in the infield that day when Rusty Wallace sent Darrell Waltrip spinning through the grass at Charlotte Motor Speedway.More >>
    I was down in the infield that day when Rusty Wallace sent Darrell Waltrip spinning through the grass at Charlotte Motor Speedway.More >>
  • BLOG: It's a Charlotte sports "Take Your Pick" weekend

    BLOG: It's a Charlotte sports "Take Your Pick" weekend

    Thursday, May 14 2015 5:24 PM EDT2015-05-14 21:24:14 GMT
    Thursday, May 14 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-05-14 21:34:23 GMT
    Usually the Wells Fargo Championship stands alone but this year due to a schedule change it's not the only event in town which shows how much the sporting world in the Queen City has changed since I arrived back in 1989.More >>
    Usually the Wells Fargo Championship stands alone but this year due to a schedule change it's not the only event in town which shows how much the sporting world in the Queen City has changed since I arrived back in 1989.More >>
  • BLOG: Welcome to our new sports blog!

    BLOG: Welcome to our new sports blog!

    Thursday, April 16 2015 1:03 PM EDT2015-04-16 17:03:11 GMT
    Thursday, May 14 2015 5:16 PM EDT2015-05-14 21:16:47 GMT
    The members of our sports team will be blogging throughout the week to bring you their opinion on hot topics in sports, athletes making a difference in the community, behind-the-scenes looks from the set and events we are covering, and much more. More >>
    The members of our sports team will be blogging throughout the week to bring you their opinion on hot topics in sports, athletes making a difference in the community, behind-the-scenes looks from the set and events we are covering, and much more. More >>
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