Thinking out loud

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May 18, 2018 - 4:01 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering if my boy “Dennis the Wheeler-Dealer” is looking for the unemployment line… I hear ‘Laurel.’ No, wait. ‘Yanny.’ No, wait. Is there anything in-between? Launy? Admit it. Sports gambling is fun. And it’s everywhere. Even if you’re anti-gambling, I’ll...
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May 11, 2018 - 5:54 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering if I can use my Carpal Tunnel syndrome as an excuse for missing deadlines… I’ve held back thoughts regarding the changeover of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street outside of Fenway Park, if only because I wanted the time to sort out and weigh real political...
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May 04, 2018 - 6:01 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering how Ken and Barbie have managed all these years? With horse racing’s Triple Crown now at hand and the Kentucky Derby going off this weekend, would you be surprised to know that Rhode Island is the 12th-most gambling-addicted state? Massachusetts comes...
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April 27, 2018 - 3:58 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering if we should throw in some hedges along the Gillette Stadium sideline… The changes coming this week to college basketball? Well, they came alright. Still not entirely certain what Condoleeza Rice’s commission hopes to accomplish, if only because the...
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David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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April 20, 2018 - 4:16 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering what the Celtics and Bruins need to do to grab some headlines? Not for nuthin’, but what the hell happened to spring around here? If this is the second coming of the Ice Age, could one of our ever-reliable meteorologists speak up now, so we could all...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Dice-K Matsuzaka? Ok, so it wasn’t Varitek-in-ARod’s-face kinda stuff, but it did get the juices flowin’ a bit this week. Ecstatic to see the “rivalry” is back between the Sox and Yankees. The passion. The dislike. The Hate. Aren’...
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April 06, 2018 - 3:41 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering how many times Tiger will hear “You da’ man!” this week… There’s no doubt, it was a strange year for college basketball. March Madness always leaves us with memorable moments, but the sport also showed some ugly, sleazy stuff too. Is there a sport out...
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March 30, 2018 - 8:25 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering how much early-season Red Sox angst takes off my shelf life… Love the NCAA Tournament, love the Madness, love the Final Four. But in our haste to get to where the last-standing teams all hold court, it sure seems like it’s over in a hurry. Love to be...
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March 23, 2018 - 11:14 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering what to say about this week’s World Poetry Day… It’s chaotic. It’s anarchy. It’s madness right now, I tell ya’. Up is down, bad is good. Off is on. Never seen anything like it this year, this month, this NCAA Tournament. A month-long roller coaster...
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March 09, 2018 - 5:38 pm
By John Rooke Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Lawrence Moten? Enter Week Two of the madness in New York City. The Big 10 held its’ party and crowned a champ (Michigan) last week, and even though early games had empty seats masquerading as fans, some sizzle did return as...
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