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Chris Michael

The SportsTalk Shop: College Basketball Updates

In the last several blog entries, we’ve examined a plethora of winter sports news in the RCN-TV coverage areas dealing with professional and scholastic sports.  This week, I’d like to highlight some exciting accomplishments among the collegiate teams in action right now. First, I had a chance to talk with American University’s Head Basketball Coach Mike Brennan about a series of standout moments in his current season—from several last-second, game-winning contests, both in and out of the Patriot League, to his team meeting baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. as well as other … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

Behind the Mic: The “Super” Match-up

The Super Bowl is here – Seattle vs. New England. And it is certainly an intriguing one. Seattle is going for their second straight title and that hasn’t happened in 10 years when, you guessed it, New England was able to repeat as champions. New England is seeking a fourth Super Bowl victory which would tie the record for the most by any team (Steelers and 49’ers). There certainly have been plenty of distractions during the first week of the two weeks of preparation. Who is not talking about deflated footballs? Is Richard Sherman going to be healthy enough to play for Seattle (he … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

Behind the Mic: Family vs. Football

“Please join us for the christening of our daughter…”  That’s how it all began.  My niece and her husband were baptizing their baby daughter on Sunday, January 18, at 12:45 PM, with a luncheon to follow.  Nice, right?  Not with the AFC and the NFC Championship games that day!  But I was not worried.  I have TIVO.  I just needed to strategize the day so that I would be home in time to watch both games and get to bed at a decent hour. You may recall that, on Sunday morning, the roads were a sheet of ice.  The church was supposed to be twenty minutes away.  It was not that … [Continue Reading ...]