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Percy Harvin very disruptive for Seattle Seahawks It’s been proven time and again that one of the most difficult tasks in the National Football League is to repeat as the World Champions. Back in August, this didn’t seem to pertain

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Joe Kazmar

Baseball changed me from a damn Yankee to a Southerner My father didn’t marry my mother until he was four days from his 30th birthday. Prior to that he enjoyed life as our country was recovering from the “Great Depression” working

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Is Mississippi Now The Mecca Of College Football? It was as if someone placed a stick of dynamite to last week’s Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll and scattered these elite undefeated teams to places far from where they

Joe Torre remembered as a teen-aged slugger

  It was mid-August 1957 and our team bus was slowly making it through the downtown section of Johnstown, Pa. after a 10-hour trip from Schenectady, N.Y. A few days before that I was flabbergasted when Chuck Esmoke asked my

KAZ’S KORNER:All 32 NFL Teams open training camps this week

By the time this weekend gets here, all 32 National Football League teams will be at their respective training sites getting ready for the rapidly-approaching 2014 season. The Dallas Cowboys will be at their training facility at the City of

KAZ’S KORNER – NFL Teams scrambling to emulate Seahawks defense

If there’s one thing a lop-sided upset in a Super Bowl does, it’s getting the attention of the other 28 National Football League teams. That’s exactly what has been happening ever since the underdog Seattle Seahawks strapped a gigantic 43-8

Steelers determined to end playoff drought in 2014

If there’s one thing that really irritates Pittsburgh Steelers fans, it’s having their football season ending after Game 16, due to the fact the team missed landing a National Football League playoff berth. And that’s exactly what has happened the


Cowboys 2014 success depends on a completely healthy Romo While most of the 30 National Football League franchises were focused on last week’s Organized Team Activities, acquainting their newly-drafted rookies and players obtained via trades and free agency to their

KAZ’S KORNER-Muhammad Ali still “The Greatest” in many eyes

When I was a youngster growing up, I always enjoyed watching the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports with my father on our small black-and-white television set on Friday nights. My dad liked to watch these weekly boxing matches shown nationally at


Will Texans search for franchise QB end with Fitzpatrick? Now that the hullabaloo about having our first Triple Crown winning race horse since Affirmed in 1978 has come and gone, Texas football fans can get back to the same dilemma

Strong finish gives Astros winning record in May

After the month of April was in the record books, one thing about the 2014 major league baseball season seemed very evident—the Houston Astros were headed for still another 100-loss season. They weren’t hitting, the starting pitching was spotty and

Horse racing and NFL fans share similar apprehensions

For the past few months the horse racing world was all agog about the prospects of a three-year old super horse that was winning up a storm on the California race tracks this year of perhaps being the next Triple


Major League Baseball welcomes the new replay system that will go in effect in a couple of weeks when the 2014 season begins. The eyeball-to-eyeball jawing between the umpires and the managers should abate considerably along with the kicking of


The National Football League just finished one of the most extensive and thorough combines it has ever had and decided the time was right to launch a campaign to ban the use of the racial slur “N-word” and also the

Texans no. 1 Pick may not be Johnny Football

The National Football League’s Scouting Combine that just concluded at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is becoming the Holy Grail for teams selecting the correct collegiate football players in the upcoming draft in May. More than 300 college football prospects,

Pete Carroll’s quirky coaching methods pay huge dividends

Sunday’s 43-8 blowout victory by the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII proved to be the icing on the cake for Head Coach Pete Carroll and the grief he has taken throughout his long coaching career.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Best two teams, worst stadium choice

It’s been decades since the National Football League’s most proficient offense has been lined up against the NFL’s stingiest defense, but it’s about to happen Sunday evening in MetLife Stadium at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. Rutherford, New Jersey,

Earl Thomas ecstatic about missing Sunday’s Pro Bowl game


Last Sunday was probably one of the most important days of the 2013 National Football League season because it was when the National and American Football Conference champions would be crowned. These two winners would be the teams playing in

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  Cowboys facing “playoffs-or-bust” situation again The 2013 National Football League season has sped by just like the Christmas shopping time did as the 17th and final week takes place this weekend.The parity that the league strives for each season

Itinerary looks quite full for Santa this week

Santa KAZ

While walking through the Mall last week waiting for wife Susan to buy something that I wasn’t supposed to see, I sat down at the nice rest area to wait a bit more comfortably. I spotted Santa visiting with the

Lovie Smith should be top choice as Texans new head coach

There wasn’t much doubt in anybody’s mind that follows the National Football League that the Houston Texans were going to make a coaching change. After all, when a team is considered to be a Super Bowl contender and then turns