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WREX'S WRAP-UP

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By Rex O’Rourke NEW YORK, NY – OK, I got into the spirit of the proceedings and watched and DVR’ed a ton of Olympic coverage and I enjoyed most of it. Some of it was kind of goofy, though. A Few highlights and low-lights for you. The Canadian speed skating uniforms with the saran/crotch wrap […]

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PITCHERS AND CATCHERS AND OTHER PICTURE POSTCARDS

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By Rex O’Rourke Bear Mountain, New York – It was a busy week in sports both on and off the field. Here’s the recap: #1 – Pitchers and catchers reported and nothing, I mean nothing, did I mention nothing, is more important. Everyone is in first place, The Royals are improved, The Reds are healthy, […]

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CURLING IS COOL

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By Rex O’Rourke Vancouver, British Columbia – I like the Olympics; particularly the Winter Games, since they occur in the sports dead zone between football and baseball and before playoff hockey, hoop, and March Madness. But for sheer fanaticism you can’t touch my sister. For starters, she raises and lowers a USA Olympic flag each […]

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REX'S BLUE PLATE PROP BET SPECIAL

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANGRY WARD! by Rex O’Rourke WATCH AND LEARN MIAMI, FL – One of my favorite aspects of The Super Bowl is the prop bet. People with way too much free time and disposable income betting on the most inane of possibilities and providing your reporter with material. Is this a great country or […]

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THREE PET PEEVES

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by Rex O’Rourke MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Tennis’ Australian Open just concluded down here with and while it’s a great sport with good-looking athletes sinking or swimming on their own, it does make my list of PET PEEVES, today. PET PEEVE #1: OK, I get that you’re trying to hit the ball hard, but do tennis […]

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BUT I WANTED TO SLEEP IN…

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By Rex O’Rourke Little Rock Arkansas – I don’t know if anyone’s heard but a team formerly known as The Titans is playing a team formerly from Baltimore for something called the Lamar Hunt Trophy, later today. You might have heard or read something in the papers about it. Seems it’s quite a story! Top […]

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THE HOKIENESS OF HOCKEY AND THE WEEK THAT WAS

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By Rex O’Rourke Uniondale, N.Y. HOKIE – I know it’s patently uncool to be a New York Islanders fan. I know they’ll be toiling in Yellowknife or Kansas City or Moosejaw someday; yet having attended Tuesday’s thorough 6-0 dismantling of the Detroit Red Wings, the home squad controlling every facet of the game, I detected […]

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JAY EEE TEE ESS, FANS, FANS, FANS

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By Rex O’Rourke, Stony Point, N.Y. – I have to admit it. I love Jets fans. They are among the most loyal in the land and have certainly endured their share (and my share and your share) of heart ache over the years. Even this crusty old Giants supporter has jumped on the bandwagon a […]

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AND THE WINNER IS…

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By Rex O’Rourke, New York, N.Y. – Nuthin’ worse than being scooped, which is exactly what happened to me, as I too wanted to write my 2010 predictions. Yesterday’s post is a tough act to follow, yet after last year’s look into the crystal ball, I feel like I must try it again. As none […]

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

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By Rex O’Rourke New York, N.Y. – It’s time for some of our most famous sports figures to make their New Year’s Resolutions. So without further ado… Omar Minaya – I vow to emerge from from my self induced coma and begin the process of finding a first baseman, second baseman, right fielder, left fielder, […]

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