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has a ball or stick and is not murder or war; their were or are bubblegum cards or tobacco cards to exploit it; was cool when i was young but is now increasingly sadly undermined by greed;

Gunn angle on two local sports milestones

The long and the short of it is that the Weekly had two sports stories yesterday in which I felt the Gunn context had been unjustly omitted and here in Plastic Alto, I seek the cure. First came news that … Continue reading

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Wah-hoo-wah w. Oo-f-rah

edit to add, a couple days later: I’ve read the first two stories of Phil Klay and was slightly put off to learn that he was a public affairs officer and not a grunt in the war (well, he is … Continue reading

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Why don’t we do it on the road?

And if you have 5 minutes to spare here, in 1985 April back at Philly Spectrum (a basketbal and hockey gym, for awhile) is Grateful Dead doing as first song of 2 hour show, “Why Don’t We Do It in … Continue reading

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Gunn-Paly shootout set for Feb. 7 at The Titensity Taj Maha, or The Paly Pit rather

John Reid, who Hans outs as a former Awalt coach, lauds Kevin Mullin of the Vikes. Should be an interesting match up Feb. 7 Saturday at Gunn’s new gym (new to me). That’s in three weeks.check that, the game is … Continue reading

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Jason Garrett high road

When Jason Garrett head coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, was interviewed post-game about the loss to the Packers he said something like “we had our opportunities to prevail but did not, and the officiating was not the reason … Continue reading

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Russell hits trey to start Titans

G 28 MV 11 2Q G 42 MV 19 3Q 10 Gil short jumper G 46 MV 24 1:46 left odd technical foul sequence G 46 MV 27 final Riley takes a knee 2. I caught two and a half … Continue reading

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Cajuste and Williamson lead Stanford bowl romp

My two favorite Stanford footballers were young men I met in town, Devon Cajuste a wide receiver and Jordan Williamson the all-time leading Cardinal scorer as kicker, from Texas. If I only get the chance to fast-forward to see three … Continue reading

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