Tuesday Commentary: Daytona, NBA, MLB & the Royals

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. – Billie Jean King

This past weekend I watched some sports on television. By the way, I also scooped snow – lots of snow. Here are some thoughts about sports:

  • Daytona 500
  • NBA All-Star Game
  • MLB & the Royals

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Published in: on February 20, 2018 at 5:40 am  Comments Off on Tuesday Commentary: Daytona, NBA, MLB & the Royals  
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TWW Poll: World Series

The 2017 World Series begins Tuesday night. It’s the Los Angeles Dodgers from the National League and the Houston Astros from the American League.

Which team will win? Take The Western Word poll!

Click on “Continue Reading” if you don’t see the poll.

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Published in: on October 23, 2017 at 9:49 am  Comments (1)  
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Thursday Numbers

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. – Edmund Burke

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include budget cuts, unemployment, Rocket Man, baseball, Stanislav Petrov, trust in the government, Mike Moustakas, Substance Use in Montana, NFL viewers, Missouri state trooper, U.S. Senate race, and much more!

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Published in: on September 21, 2017 at 6:45 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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K.C. Royals: Glory Days Return!

The Kansas City Royals are in the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs – for the first time since 1985!

As a fan from the Kansas City side of Missouri, I have fond memories of the 1985 World Series win against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was tough just getting to the World Series.

I remember the Royals being beaten by the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series in 1976, 1977, and 1978. Those were heartbreaking losses.

In 1980, I was in Kansas City’s famed Kemper Arena watching an Elton John concert when Sir Elton announced that the Royals were heading to the World Series. The game was being played at Yankee Stadium. That game is when George Brett pounded a Goose Gossage pitch into the upper deck for a three-run homer to seal the win for the Royals. After the concert it seemed everyone headed to the Plaza area in Kansas City to celebrate. It was a party.

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Thursday Numbers

Wow…it’s almost Labor Day. Where did the summer of 2013 go?

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Mars colonists, Miley Cyrus and twerking, Judge G. Todd Baugh, bonuses for VA claims processors and service awards, unemployment claims, starting school, John McCain, Jon Tester, MLB’s beer prices, NFL rosters, Labor Day, driving drunk, and much more so read on…

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Published in: on August 29, 2013 at 7:08 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Thursday Numbers

Hey – it’s the first Thursday in October – and it’s chilly out here in Big Sky Country!

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word to read “Thursday Numbers.” This is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.

DISCLAIMER: If you read this column you will probably gain knowledge not found on other websites! You may be able to use this information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. The information might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about Facebook users, tweets during the Presidential debate, Big Bird, unemployment numbers, KRTV “Likes,” anti-flopping, Leave it to Beaver, Electoral College, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Alicia Silverstone, Miguel Cabrera, Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course, and much more!

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Published in: on October 4, 2012 at 8:24 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Thursday Numbers

Here we go – another Thursday!  Just one more day and we’ve made it to another weekend – it’s downhill from here!

For the new folks stopping by for the first time, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and put them in one place for all to see – and offer some commentary about each.

This week I take a look at campaign fundraising, unemployment, “Likes” on Facebook, football, baseball, pitchers of beer, and much, much more! (more…)

Published in: on October 6, 2011 at 8:18 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Thursday Numbers

Congratulations on making it to another Thursday!  Just one more day and we’ve made it to another weekend – it’s downhill from here!

By the way, today is National Coffee Day and I’d just like to say that this column is powered by three cups of coffee (and counting).

For the new folks stopping by for the first time, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and put them in one place for all to see – and offer some commentary about each.

This week I take a look at some birthdays, enrollments, baseball, underwear, a poll, fundraising, a cheap dinner, and much much more – so read on… (more…)

Published in: on September 29, 2011 at 8:37 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Thursday Numbers

For the last few weeks (on Thursdays) the “staffers” here at The Western Word have compiled some numbers that tell the readers about what is happening all across the fruited plains.

Today we take a look at debt, unemployment, data centers, cut, cap and balance, a gang, a consolidation, the NFL, MLB, REO, the Space Shuttle, some wine and much more!

So take a break from your daily grind and enjoy Thursday Numbers… (more…)

Published in: on July 21, 2011 at 8:10 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Clemens Trial: Dismiss it

Government prosecutors sure have a tough time when it comes to prosecuting baseball players (and others like Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Ted Stevens, etc.).

The latest ineptness from our government lawyers is that a mistrial was declared in the Roger Clemens trial today (July 14).  The prosecution showed evidence in front of the jury that had been ruled inadmissible by the Judge.

That trial was in day two.  The government prosecutors and the defense meet with the Judge in early September to see if they should continue.  In my opinion, they shouldn’t. (more…)

Published in: on July 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm  Comments (2)  
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