Category: Curran Events

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Life Lessons From TV Reruns

Times were tough when I was a kid: We didn’t have the Internet, so when it came to finding information on life’s most challenging questions, we were forced to watch television reruns. From The Three Stooges, as an example, I learned lessons such as: Whenever possible, avoid walking into boards. Don’t make friends with people […]

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Don’t Meddle With March Madness

After all we’ve witnessed with conference realignment and the money grab that drove the changes, it should come as no surprise that a number of voices are now pushing an overhaul of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Central to their cause is the elimination of automatic bids for conference champions. “Let’s get rid of Robert […]

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A Tough Year For Philadelphia Fans

This has been a tough year for Philadelphia sports fans. Not only were the Phillies unceremoniously dumped in the first round of the playoffs, but the Eagles, after assembling talent so great that they drew the “dream team” label, have gone from first to worst in the NFC East. And while Phillies manager Charlie Manuel […]

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It’s Chargers And Falcons This Year

Hopes are high in most NFL cities at this time of year, but only a handful will exceed expectations. It seems like a couple of teams are the trendy picks to become playoff worthy or better. Many pundits like Houston in the AFC. While the Texans are a handful on offense, I don’t see where […]

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New Twists At The WAC Tourney

For the first time, the WAC basketball tournament will be held at a neutral site – at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Coaches had been clamoring for years to be rid of the host school system that provided a huge advantage for the home team. That seemed even more important as the […]

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WAC Travel Nightmares Almost Over

Recent travels with the UH basketball team have made me more anxious than ever for most UH sports to move to the Big West. Snowstorms in Logan, Utah … frigid temperatures and travel delays out of Ruston, La., and Las Cruces, N.M. … interminable layovers from Moscow, Idaho … All that will be in the […]

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Coach Arnold Setting The Bar High At UH

Perhaps the best part of the Rainbow Warriors’ consolation championship in the Diamond Head Classic is that they don’t seem particularly pleased by it. When you talk with head coach Gib Arnold about the wins over Utah and Mississippi State, he acknowledges that they were good, but quickly gets to the loss. “The Florida State […]

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National TV Focuses On Isle Events

It is a rarity that the state of Hawaii gets four consecutive days of national TV exposure in different sports, but that’s exactly what will happen when the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic take place the week leading up to Christmas. It begins with basketball Dec 22 at Stan Sheriff Center, […]

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Buzz Back In UH Hoops

The excitement is back at Stan Sheriff Center for University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior basketball! UH won the 47th Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic by beating three teams with distinctly disparate styles. The only constant was the passion and intensity of the Hawaii team. “I thought we’d play really hard and we’d play together,” says first-year […]

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The Cost Of Keeping Jeter In NYC

What is the price of a legend? The New York Yankees are about to find out. Derek Jeter, team captain and future Hall of Famer, is 36 years old and coming off his worst professional season. Jeter may be at that point where his skills are beginning to deteriorate. He is beloved by New Yorkers, […]