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NFL needs to revisit its rules for overtime

February 1, 2015 After watching the Seattle Seahawks’ impressive win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game two weeks ago, I started to question the NFL’s overtime rules. more »»

PSU enemies 'lie within'

January 25, 2015 Thirty months ago, Louis Freeh, as an agent for the Penn State Board of Trustees, said that Penn State’s culture placed football above the welfare of children. We all know that is not true. more »»

BG success a true family effort

January 17, 2015 It was very inspiring to see what seemed to be most of Blair County in Hershey, watching a group of young men succeed at something they — as a family, as brothers?— worked towards since the fourth... more »»

Coverage stirs BG memories of ’68

January 11, 2015 A few weeks back an article was printed in the Mirror that paid tribute to the fine Bishop Guilfoyle-Altoona Catholic High School football tradition. more »»

Performance boosts PSU outlook

January 4, 2015 Congratulations to the Penn State football team for an exciting win in the Pinstripe Bowl. I’m especially happy for the seniors. more »»

BG handled Clairton with class

December 28, 2014 Violence should not be rewarded with a trophy. Congratulations to the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders for bringing home the gold. more »»

Franklin's first year raises doubt

December 21, 2014 In response to frequent correspondent Les Hart, who says it is too soon to evaluate Penn State coach James Franklin, I believe we have some disturbing indications already. more »»

Judgments on Franklin premature

December 7, 2014 After reading the Mirror’s sports mailbag this past Sunday morning, I cannot understand some fans’ reaction to the Penn State football season. more »»

Unimpressed with Franklin’s debut

November 30, 2014 They say that everyone has an opinion, and here’s mine as it pertains to this years Penn State team and coaching staff: James Franklin and his staff are unquestionably the worst Penn State fans... more »»

Football terminology amusing

November 23, 2014 In the middle of the six months of football, I have an assortment of questions regarding the sport, TV coverage of the games, American grammar, and part of my anatomy. more »»

Baumgarner deserved series MVP

November 9, 2014 By now the dust has settled on this year’s World Series. Congratulations to the Giants for winning three of the last five years and a special congratulations to Madison Bumgarner on World Series MV. more »»

Franklin, staff deserve full support

November 2, 2014 I was disheartened to read a recent article outlining how coach James Franklin seemed discouraged by the recent criticism leveled at the Penn State football coaches by fans on Twitter. more »»

Will PSU win enough for a bowl?

October 26, 2014 For this year’s Penn State football team, there is that old proverbial good news/bad news situation. The good news is that the Lions are now bowl eligible this yea. more »»


October 19, 2014 Frustrated by Michigan game, Lions’ fan can barely watch It’s Monday afternoon, and I’m just now emerging from the fog of Saturday’s Penn State-Michigan game. more »»

Hartsock's coverage exhaustive

October 12, 2014 I want to commend John Hartsock on his exhaustive, detailed summary and analysis of the Pirate season, beginning with Josh Harrison’s incredible and inspiring year. more »»

Appreciating NASCAR, coverage

October 5, 2014 I’d like to commend those responsible at the Altoona Mirror for the great NASCAR coverage. more »»

Plenty of intriguing matchups await

September 28, 2014 With the Major League Baseball playoffs only a few days away, a lot of interesting matchups have the potential to play out in a few weeks. I. Logistics matchups A) Battle of the Bay — Giants v. more »»

The world has lost a great man

September 21, 2014 If you weren’t looking or not paying attention, you might have missed it. That’s the way Henry Lee would have wanted it, though. Never one for fanfare or limelight, Lee was a giant of a man. more »»

NCAA still has work to do

September 14, 2014 The NCAA still doesn’t get it, and they still haven’t gotten it right. Yes, I, too, am delighted with the news this week that bowl and scholarship sanctions have been lifted immediately. more »»

Ireland trip unnecesary

September 7, 2014 Ireland trip unnecessary How did Penn State and Central Florida ever think of playing a season-opening football game in Ireland? The combined cost of such a ridiculous spectacle would send kids all... more »»

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