Hurdle Called an Intentional Walk for Harvard


 For nearly fifty years, Clint Hurdle has been one of the Space Coast’s most revered sons. Just about every resident of Brevard County, Florida, knows he was a multisport Merritt Island High star athlete  as a power-hitting outfielder and unstoppable quarterback. They know he turned down football scholarships offers from the University of Miami and … Read more

Self-serving College Football Elite Got What They Wanted


The self-serving college football elite got what they wanted: An end to the UCF Cinderella Knights’ remarkable 25-game regular season winning streak. It ended Saturday in Pittsburgh with a one-point, 35-34, last-minute escape by the Pitt Panthers, a certified member of one of the so-called Power Five conferences. For more than two years, the Knights … Read more

The George Bush I Came to Know


During those checkered three decades when I avoided real work by, instead, writing sports columns and books, I was privileged to have interaction with many famous and powerful individuals. Among the most impactful and telling were those several times when I shared moments with the late George H.W. Bush. Those moments spawned and increasingly confirmed … Read more