Two of my favorite sporting events of the summer collided Monday night at McNair Field, baseball and soccer. No, I don’t mean that the Forest City Owls or the Chinese Taipei players were trying to hit a soccer ball with a bat, or that the baseball diamond had been replaced by a pitch. But the game itself had the feel of an international friendly (exhibition) match.
“A picture’s worth a thousand words.” I used to disregard this old adage as nothing more than a cliché. After all, I’m a writer. It was only natural for me to think of words as the more powerful tool.
Going into the 2011 football season, Chase High School's Carlos Watkins was one of the most touted defensive lineman in the country.
The community reveled at him, his coaches loved him, opposing coaches feared him and college coaches coveted him.
I have a fever. No, it does not come from a virus, nor do I need more cowbell, but I do hope I’m contagious. I have contracted World Cup fever and what a fortunate malady to have. Many others suffer from the same condition as the fever has spread from sea to shining sea. I want to help spread it to my readers who are as yet unaffected. Just call me the World Cup Zombie.