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Managing editor, @memphismagazine; sportswriter for @MemphisFlyer. Convinced baseball can save the world.

National Baseball Day — click to enlarge My 5-year-old nephew, Tyler, is a lucky boy, blessed on two fronts this time of year. First of all, he loves baseball. Has his own glove and favorite player (Robinson Cano). Just as important, he lives in Seattle, firmly in the Pacific Time Zone.

The Sounds of Soccer in Seattle — click to enlarge The field-level sign said, "Welcome to Green Hell." Last Friday night, I joined more than 55,000 people at CenturyLink Field, home of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. And a soccer match broke out!

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football — Five games provide some healthy perspective on the strength of a football team. The Tiger offense isn't the juggernaut unleashed against Austin Peay in the season opener, though based on last Saturday's win at Cincinnati (only the fourth time in Memphis history the Tigers have gained 600 yards), the offense may well be a junior-juggernaut.

Magnolia Steel: Mississippi Wins Over the Football World — click to enlarge The day Mid-South football changed began in Starkville, before noon, when the Mississippi State Bulldogs began what would become a 48-21 drubbing of 6th-ranked Texas A & M, securing - at the very least - recognition as the SEC's best team in maroon and white.

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football — There's one (and only one) silver lining to the news that the Tigers' sophomore tailback, Doroland Dorceus, has been lost for the season with a right-knee injury. When was the last time an injury to a second-string player in this program felt so damaging?

St. Louis Cardinals Return to Postseason Play — click to enlarge The 21st century has been mighty good to the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 2000 arrived, the Cardinals have made the playoffs 11 times (second only to the New York Yankees, who have reached the postseason 12 times in the same period). Over the last 15 seasons, St.

Ole Miss 24, Tigers 3 — Two of the most prolific offenses in college football's still-young season resorted to trading defensive punches Saturday night in Oxford. Not until Jaylen Walton dashed 23 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter did the 10th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels take control of a game long anticipated by two fan bases.

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football — In the world of sports marketing, it's better to be lucky than good. Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl, more than 46,000 football fans had a chance to thumb through the University of Memphis Gameday magazine, senior linebacker Tank Jakes gripping a football on the cover.

Make a Fist! | From My Seat | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer — click to enlarge When each of my daughters reached second grade, I taught them how to make a fist. And deliver a punch. Thumb curled on the outside, wrist firm, knuckles forward. Drive with your shoulder. They'd seen plenty of Spider-Man cartoons and read their share of Wonder Woman comic books.

Tigers 36, Middle Tennessee 17 — It's one thing to go by the name Tank and quite another to play like one. Tiger senior linebacker Tank Jakes - at 5'11" and 227 pounds, there's some irony to the name - played the kind of game that can be packaged and delivered to NFL scouts as his own personal highlight reel.
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