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Matt Dickerson: Reflections, the scattershot way

Posted on December 10, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



•  I’m not a big fan of bullet point presentations. But it’s approaching the end of another year, which is the time when writers are expected to wrap up an entire 12 months in a single column. Which is to say, the time of year when we have an excuse to throw together a bunch of random thoughts that have at most a vague connection and call them a column. (It will get worse in four weeks. Trust me.) That’s what bullet points are for.

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Andy Kirkaldy: On Pats, field hockey & more

Posted on December 3, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



In honor of what still may still lurk from Thanksgiving in our refrigerators, some leftover sports thoughts:

•  It remains a better question to ask how have the New England Patriots managed to have winning seasons every year since 2004, not why have they not won another Super Bowl. The Patriots have been the best team overall in the NFL in that time frame despite being upset in two Super Bowls.

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Matt Dickerson: Seventy reasons to be thankful

Posted on November 25, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



Vermont’s cold, snowy January days. Vermont’s warm summer evenings.

Vermont’s warm winter afternoons. Vermont’s cool summer evenings.

Big Thanksgiving meals with relatives (especially the pies). Leftovers (especially the pies). The lunch about nine days after Thanksgiving when I don’t have to eat the leftovers again.

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Karl Lindholm: Whither baseball: Just too slow?

Posted on November 19, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



I know, it’s football season and here we are basking in the glow of the Middlebury Tigers championship, and excellent seasons from the Middlebury College team and the Otters down the road at Otter Valley Union High.

Next week, we will cook a bird and overeat and collapse, many of us, in front of the TV to watch football. But as the temperature drops and winter beckons, I have baseball, the summer game, on my mind.

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Matt Dickerson: Wild and abundant

Posted on November 12, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Andy Kirkaldy: The hows and whys of success

Posted on November 5, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



In the past two-plus years, I’ve been repeatedly asking versions of the same question to many happy plaque-carrying, medallion-wearing and trophy-hoisting athletes: How did you do it?

Of the five questions journalists are taught to answer when researching and writing articles — who, what, when, where and why — the last is by far the most intriguing.

How is really a variation of why. “How did you do it?” equals “Why was the team so successful?”

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Matt Dickerson: Bald eagles on Trout Lake? Been there, done that

Posted on October 29, 2014 |
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“You can always tell tourists apart from Alaskans,” Brad said. Brad is my nephew, and a Middlebury College alumnus. Just about the time he started as a freshman at Middlebury, his parents moved to Anchorage. When he graduated four and a half years ago, he stuck around New England for a while looking for work, but eventually joined his parents back in Anchorage.

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Karl Lindholm: Habits of right living — whither football?

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



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This week, I'm not-watching football because... I'm done. The cognitive dissonance it requires to pretend that it's fun to watch awful people having awful things done to their bodies to enrich other awful people is just too much to bear.

That’s a comment made recently by a Facebook friend.

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Matt Dickerson: Fishing competition spawns innovation

Posted on October 15, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Andy Kirkaldy: Boston teams approaching crossroads

Posted on October 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



So, are those Boston sports teams’ glasses half-full, or half-empty?

First, let me say glasses containing 50 percent of their potential volume are always half-empty, and I’m an optimistic person.

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