Sports Talk Column

  • Sports Talk: The end of the road

    I want to begin by congratulating the Lady Rebels on a spectacular season. They showed the true heart of a champion and were winners in my book. So many people probably counted this team out because of the injuries and other obstacles that plagued the team at times. But they battled through it all and had a great season.
    As it has already been announced, this will be my final issue covering sports for the Casey News. I have had the privilege of doing this job for a year and I can honestly say that I have had a lot of fun doing it.

  • Sports Talk: Paying tribute to the CCHS basketball seniors

    Senior Night is always a unique and special night for all those who are involved. For the athletes, it is the last time they will play a varsity game at Rebel Arena.
    Without question, these athletes remember the competitiveness and sweat they displayed on that court. But for one more time, they will get to do it again and be recognized for their dedication to Rebel sports.

  • Sports Talk: Super Bowl feeds America’s football addiction

    A classic Super Bowl will be the grand finale to this NFL season.
    The blue-collar, tough-nosed Pittsburgh Steelers are back in the big game. The black-and-gold will look to win their third Super Bowl in six years. They have been a “regular” to the Super Bowl scene and now rival the Patriots as the most dominate NFL team over the past 10 years.
    Pittsburgh’s opponent will be the historic franchise known as the Green Bay Packers.

  • Sports Talk: Comparing this UK team to last year

    As the football season begins to wind down, many sports fans are turning their attention to basketball. With teams entering conference play, the powerhouse teams in college basketball are now getting into the meat of their schedules. No more cupcake or pushover teams.

  • Sports Talk: Another college football season in the books

    Monday night, the BCS national championship game brought the excitement and last-minute heroics that we expect in our championship games. The Auburn Tigers and Oregon Ducks dueled to the last second before the game-winning field goal as time expired.
    As this college football season wraps up, it made me think…who in the world would have picked Auburn to win it all? Who even knew who Cam Newton was before this season began? Yet, Auburn wins the national championship and Newton hoists the Heisman Trophy.

  • Sports Talk: Reporter gives up pen and paper for digital notebook

  • It’s time for Brett Favre to go

    Just when you think Brett Favre can’t surprise you anymore…think again.
    Favre, the ironman of the NFL, made an amazing, record-setting 297 consecutive starts before an injury ended that streak last week. Favre’s future began looking bleak and many were questioning if he would be able to play this past Monday night against the Bears. Favre was ruled “out” Sunday with no hope of him starting the game.

  • Sports talk; It’s more than 'just a game'

    Like many people, I have heard the expression “It’s just a game” on many occasions. Most use this expression when trying to bring rabid fans back to reality when they take the loss of one game way too far.
    In some instances, it IS just a game. When parents behave like maniacs and do outrageous things, they do need to be brought back to earth and realize how they are overblowing one game.

  • Sports Talk: Sports vs. 'Girl TV'

    I recently got engaged to the love of my life. It has been very exciting to sit down and actually begin planning our wedding. There is no doubt in my mind that I have found the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with.
    I don’t know about other engaged couples but I have also begun to pay attention to those little things that can cause contention in a relationship. For the most part, my fianceé and I get along and have a lot in common. However, when it comes to the television, we are like day and night.

  • Sports Talk: Casey athletes thanked for a great fall season

    With the Rebel football season coming to a close Friday night, it officially marked the end of the fall sports season. We have had another great sports season where our very own athletes have soared above the norm and shined in fields and arenas all over the state.
    The biggest story has obviously been the success of the football team. This team accomplished all of its goals and capped off the greatest football season that this town has ever seen. They were tough, physical, and truly a team.