You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Second Thoughts: The real thing trumps computer dating


I’m taking the kids to Flyin’ to the Hoop today. The prep basketball buffet at Trent Arena is one of my favorite events of the year, right there with Oktoberfest and a night out at Geez. Flyin’ officials tend to swallow their whistles and let the kids play. The players dunk in warm-ups. And the big one: Coaches don’t micromanage every second of the games.

Dating sure has changed since I was in college. I’ve burned too many brain cells trying to figure out what Notre Dame linebacker Mantei Te’o was doing “dating” a “girl” he had never met in, what, three years? Back in the day, you knocked on a girl’s door, shook her dad’s hand and went to a movie, preferably at the drive-in. Now you tweet, text or Instagram. So much for people skills.

I’m still not convinced Te’o didn’t know what was up, but I do know the moral of this story: tell the truth. And one more thing: date people, not computers. I know South Bend isn’t South Beach, but Te’o could’ve found someone who would’ve shared a milkshake with him.

Today is Championship Sunday in the NFL. I don’t care who survives the NFC rumble between arrogant Jim Harbaugh (49ers) and the biggest bandwagon city in America (Atlanta). I’ll probably pull for the Patriots in the AFC for one reason: I DO NOT want to see the Ravens’ Ray Lewis dance at the Super Bowl.

UD has lost four of six and is 0-3 in the Atlantic 10. Dead last. The Flyer Faithful did catch a break this weekend because Team Turnover isn’t playing. Up this week are two must-win home games against Fordham and Duquesne. Wonder if Kevin Dillard will stop pouting.

I caught a couple episodes of Pete Rose’s new reality TV show. Not real cerebral, but entertaining. My favorite part is watching Pete try to introduce baseball to his whiny future stepson, who would rather play video games than breathe. Good luck with that, Hit King.

Juwan Staten is back in West Virginia’s lineup after sitting out a loss to Kansas State last week. The former UD malcontent apparently was locking horns with Bob Huggins, who said: “He’s going to get on the same page with me or he’s not going to play anymore.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Blue Jackets draft Miami RedHawk, Columbus native in NHL draft
Blue Jackets draft Miami RedHawk, Columbus native in NHL draft

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Miami University men’s hockey standout Carson Meyer with their second  pick in the  sixth round of his weekend’s NHL draft. An excited Meyer tweeted about the pick on his personal Twitter account, including a photo of himself in his Blue Jackets junior team uniform. Meyer was raised in Columbus...
Michael Jordan fan has crying LeBron James tattooed on leg
Michael Jordan fan has crying LeBron James tattooed on leg

Kalen Gilleese concedes that LeBron James is one of pro basketball’s greatest players, but he still believes that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star is not in the class of Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, his favorite player. >> Read more trending news So after the Cavs were beaten in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors, Gilleese...
Six-run sixth propels Dragons past Captains
Six-run sixth propels Dragons past Captains

The Dragons have been in a hitting slump through June but breathed fire into their bats Friday night against Lake County. Dayton had 12 hits in an 8-3 win over the Captains, five of which came during a six-run sixth inning. It was a welcome change for Dragons fans, especially against Lake County. Though the Dragons (42-30) were among the Midwest League&rsquo...
Kennard thrilled to be close to home with Pistons
Kennard thrilled to be close to home with Pistons

Among the many small details from the NBA Draft, Jennifer Kennard will remember the Cheetos. Luke Kennard’s mom survived a tense but thrilling evening by snacking at the table Thursday at the Barclays Center. There were also granola bars and other items for the draft prospects and their families, and when the Detroit Pistons selected the Franklin...
Reds send one prospect to Triple-A to call up another from Double-A
Reds send one prospect to Triple-A to call up another from Double-A

The Cincinnati Reds sent Amir Garrett down to Triple-A to make room for Louis Castillo on Friday. They announced earlier in the week Castillo, their No. 5 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, would make his MLB debut in a start in Washington against the Nationals on Friday night. Garrett, a rookie lefty, had a strong start to the season but has struggled...
More Stories