1. SEC Blitzed and Blue

    The SEC benefited from a plethora of postseason basketball tournaments this year. So many men's and women's teams from the conference (17) received bids from the NCAA, NIT, or WNIT, ...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about over 5 years ago 51 reads 0 comments

  2. A Big Game in a Little Gym

    As I arrived at the elementary school gymnasium and was just about to enter, an eight-year-old boy in a Blazers' basketball uniform ran across the grass toward me and the door. I held the door a second to wait for him, and said, “Hi, Matthew...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about almost 6 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  3. And They All Lived Happily Ever After

    Once upon a time, long ago and far away, lived a peaceful tribe which was addicted to stories. Their professional master storytellers, known as the Chroniclers, were honored and respected, ...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about 6 years ago 293 reads 0 comments

  4. Yes, Virginia, There Once Was A (Virtual) Playoff, and Nebraska Won It

    Many college football fans would prefer a post-season multi-team NCAA-managed playoff, rather than our current two-team BCS National Championship Game. Some of us likely will survive to see that preference come to pass...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about 6 years ago 765 reads 4 comments

  5. Baseball Should Encourage Creative Thinking, Abolish Infield Fly Rule

    "Game Seven, folks, bottom of the ninth. Couldn't have a better script for our Armed Forces Radio. Cubs up 4-3, but the Rays got the bases loaded, nobody out! I can't hear myself think in this dome...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about over 6 years ago 383 reads 3 comments

  6. Open Mic: Olympics Should Follow MLB, Permit Enhanced Performances

    Of course we speculate about the spate of record-breaking performances at the Beijing Olympics. We've become conditioned over the past several years to question openly the possible ...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about over 6 years ago 230 reads 3 comments

  7. Cubs & Wrigley Say Godspeed To Sandberg and Caray In 1997

    The recent passing of Atlanta play-by-play announcer Skip Caray certainly struck a chord with Cubs followers, though it has been more than a decade now since the death of Skip Caray’s father, Cubs announcer Harry Caray...

    Ebenezer Barnes Written by Ebenezer Barnes about over 6 years ago 517 reads 3 comments