The Fine Line Between Public and Private

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A Black Cross for the Vols

Courtesy of the Tennessee Athletics Dept.; click to enlarge

When I wrote last week about Arknsas State modifying a cross-shaped memorial decal due to Constitutional issues, several readers noted that the Tennessee had worn black crosses in 1965 after three coaches died in a car crash. Unfortunately, none of . . . → Read More: A Black Cross for the Vols

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