A Black Cross for the Vols

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Do Not Cross: Arkansas State Memorial to Be Modified

If you read the Ticker closely and have a good memory, you may recall that about two weeks ago Arkansas State added a new memorial helmet decal for player Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer, both of whom recently died. At the time, I wrote, “I wonder if there are any non-Christians . . . → Read More: Do Not Cross: Arkansas State Memorial to Be Modified

Adios, Mr. Padre

Tony Gwynn, who passed away yesterday at the absurdly young age of 54, was the greatest pure hitter I ever saw. Watching him play, it always seemed like he could get a base hit almost anytime he wanted to. Of course, that wasn’t true — his lifetime batting average was “only” .338, meaning . . . → Read More: Adios, Mr. Padre

A Patch for Dr. Jack

Sometimes you see a memorial patch and think, “Yup, they nailed that one.” That was my initial thought with the Trail Blazers’ patch for Dr. Jack Ramsay, which was released yesterday afternoon, worn for the first time in last night’s game against the Rockets, and will be worn for the rest of the . . . → Read More: A Patch for Dr. Jack