Category Archives: A Little Man’s Take on a Big Sports World

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CTE: Let’s Use Our Head on This

By Jim Biery When I was seven, I was a typical kid who couldn’t wait to go outside and play with my friends. As I ran down the hallway and started down the hardwood stairs, I was also trying to save time and put on my shirt in the process. Halfway down, I missed a…Read More

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A Little Man’s Take On A Big Sports World | Tailgating: America’s True Fall Festival

By Jim Biery Take a deep breath. A really long deep breath. What do you smell? Maybe bratwurst? How about hamburgers and hot dogs? Maybe even lobster and shrimp. Has anyone ever had couscous at a tailgate? Thank goodness football season is here, and one of the best parts about this time of year is…Read More

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A Little Man’s Take On A Big Sports World | The Business of Rebuilding

BY JIM BIERY As the Purdue Boilermakers begin their 2017 football season Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, they will be led out on the field by first-year head coach Jeff Brohm. Coach Brohm has led teams into battle before, most recently at Western Kentucky University where he led the Hilltoppers to consecutive…Read More

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A Little Man’s Take On A Big Sports World | August 2017

The Circus Is Coming to Your Town (Or TV) By Jim Biery On May 21, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus performed for the last time, ending a tradition of thrilling and exciting (and, sometimes, enraging) people of all ages since 1919. Fortunately, for those of us willing to pony up money to…Read More

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Baseball and Hot Dogs: The Perfect Doubleheader

Well, it’s hot, humid and the air is overbearingly thick. That can only mean one thing: July in the Ohio Valley. Typically, during this month when we look for the nearest pool, shade or simply stay inside our comfy air conditioned residence, I believe I have a much better idea to make July bearable, if…Read More

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Fishing Buddies

By Jim Biery “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.” This famous quote is based on the principle of long-term stability by teaching self-sufficiency. The person that taught me this very useful lesson in life is my father. When I…Read More

Should We Talk About Practice?

By Jim Biery I know this is an infamous phrase Allen Iverson once uttered, but I feel there is a real necessity to live by these words. Unless you’re a diehard NBA fan, most of us have moved on from “How in the world did South Carolina make it to the Final Four?” to the…Read More

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What in the World drives Us to Play Golf?

By Jim Biery Take a warm, sun-drenched, birds-singing morning this April and decide the best way to spend four or five hours being around some of your best friends. Alright, how many of you just thought about playing golf? I’m here to tell you that you’re crazy and should make better choices. Anyone that follows…Read More

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Four Fans Weigh In On March Madness

By Jim Biery With multiple legendary college basketball programs in close proximity of each other, it should come as no surprise that the Louisville area has been number one on ESPN’s list of markets for college basketball ratings 14 years in a row. That is almost double the rating of the second-place city, Raleigh-Durham. Selection…Read More

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Play Ball!

A look at the upcoming UofL Cardinals Baseball Season Story By Jim Biery | Photos courtesy University of Louisville Sports Information University of Louisville Cardinals baseball is just around the corner. Now that all the holiday activities and office parties have ended, and you are left wondering why your Secret Santa bought you that gym…Read More