Tag: Grote’s Gripes

I Musta Got Lost: Louisville caps Incredible Week as Stars Get Lost going go work

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ATLANTA, GA – Last night the Louisville Cardinals were crowned Men’s college basketball champions, much to the chagrin The Public Professor, our very own proud Michigan alum. Last night’s game kicked off an incredible week of sports, quite possibly be the best week in sports for the entire year.  With baseball opening last week, we […]

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The Final 42: Mariano Rivera retires himself… and Jackie

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TAMPA, FL – On April 15, 1997, Major League Baseball honored the 50th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier by permanently retiring his number 42. At that time all players wearing 42 were allowed to keep wearing it but no other player was allowed to wear the number going forward. Of the 13 […]

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Merry Christmas! Here’s Your Jesus Sports List

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BETHLEHEM, PA – Today is Christmas Day.  A nice holiday for all and a very holy day for a good many of us. Sports and Christmas do intersect now more than ever with the insane slate of NBA games.  There is a nationally televised game from noon until 10:30 eastern time today, so hoops junkies get […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Mad Men Of Baseball

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HOLLYWOOD, CA –Congratulations to the new Kings of the NHL. My beloved Bruins are no longer the reining Stanley Cup Champions but the Kings showed this post season that they deserved it. This past Sunday, season 5 of Mad Men came to a close. It is one of the best shows on TV and even […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Baseball’s Over/Unders

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LAS VEGAS, NV – Baseball starts tomorrow, so it is always fun to check out the over/under win totals for the season.  The Mets listed over/under is in the low 70s while the Yankees is in the mid 90s. This twenty game spread looks appetizing for a delusional Mets fan like myself.  Hell, I’m tempted […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Worst Uniforms In Sports

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DALLAS, TX – Last week I wrote about the Houston Astros uniform tradition.  I wasn’t planning on keeping this uniform theme going  another week, but I couldn’t resist.  The Baylor Bears showed up to play in the NCAA mens basketball tournament in glow stick green uniforms.  It was like watching a rave and a basketball […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Lawyers, Guns & Money

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HOUSTON, TX – This season marks the 50th Anniversary for my beloved Mets. Fifty years of highs and lows. Luckily for you folks… this column isn’t about the Mets.  The Houston Astros organization is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary in Major League Baseball. One thing that franchise has been known for through the years are […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Taste The Lin-Sanity

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WATERBURY, VT – Last week Ben & Jerry’s got into a lot of trouble from the politically-correct crowd for offering a new flavor at their Harvard Square location.  Their Taste The Lin-Sanity featured vanilla frozen yogurt, lychee honey swirls and fortune cookie pieces. How dare they put fortune cookies in something named for an Asian […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Potential Roommates A-Rod & Lin Spur Sit-com Ideas

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NEW YORK, NY – My favorite story of the year so far is Alex Rodriguez offering to be roommates with Jeremy Lin.  Of course A-Rod would want to plant himself right in the middle of the sports feel-good-story of the decade.  You can’t buy this type of publicity and old Alex is as crafty as […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Grapefruit League Parks

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PORT ST. LUCIE –  By today, all teams will have reported to spring training.  Major League Baseball is supposed to be glamorous.  They don’t call it The Show for nothing.  Well, during spring training many of the pros have to slum it at less than state of the art facilities in Florida.  Believe me I’ve […]

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