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  1. wiffleballhero

    Forty Years Ago Today

    My memory is of it being a pretty dark, cold winter day in New Hampshire and we struggled to get good reception on Manchester's channel 9, but we most definitely were huddled around the TV for this one: When I've rewatched the game as an adult, it still is astonishing that the US won the...
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    Practice time usage: to scrimmage or not? Whadda say?

    I am coaching 12U girls soccer. We are not very good, even by the standards of our basically low level, everyone plays league. So I am struggling with the amount of time I should devote to scrimmaging in practice. I'm of at least two minds: on the one hand, we are so weak at just about...
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    The single biggest difference between amateurs and pros, sport by sport?

    Isolating just one thing, what would it be? It seems to me that there are some real differences between what stops people from being pros in different sports, and what sets those professionals apart from the rest of us. But I wonder, if you could isolate just one thing for each sport what would...
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    2017 Chiefs: How Serious are the Chiefs?

    I dunno.... they seem pretty solid. Beat the Pats, handed a solid Philly team their only loss, and beat a respectable Houston team (in a few minutes from this post) without too much trouble, on the road. Also, they don't have a ton of tough regular season games left. Pittsburgh next week and...