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Harold Harmon



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Hip, hip, hooray.

I’ve had lots of fun with the hip, but haven’t yet reached hooray.
Working on that.
Meanwhile, life scurries right along, which means it’s time for the Bryan County Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction of four new members is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, which is also finals night of the Bryan County basketball tournament in Southeastern’s Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
This year’s honorees are long-time referee Mike Lawson, Calera twins Karla Parks and Kelli Parks-Teafatiller and Bennington All-Stater Shelly Percell.
Watch the Durant Democrat for more information on the new Hall of Famers and the Pioneers of Bryan County Girls Basketball.
SURE WOULD BE nice to just sit around the house and do whatever you please, right?
Wrong.
I’ve had all kinds of time to sit around the house and it’s about as much fun as hemorrhoids on steroids.
Have you ever really watched daytime TV? Really watched that stuff? Did you remain relatively sane?
We should export all of our daytime TV, plus those ultra-stupid reality shows, to every country seeking to do us harm. Set up free TV for everyone and give it a couple of months.
No more worry about wars and other bad stuff. Everybody over there would be brain-dead.
I’VE SEEN WAY too much football and basketball on the tube and I could really do without most of it.
I didn’t get the memo, but the NCAA and NFL must have passed a new rule on tackling. It is no longer legal to use the arms in trying to bring down a ball carrier.
A defender can no longer wrap his arms around a runner or receiver even though it is a scientific fact that nobody can run very well when arms are tightly wrapped around and holding his legs together.
It’s like Sir Isaac’s law – if one can’t put one’s foot in front of the other, it is indeed difficult to keep moving.
Defenders now seem to be looking for a shot on Sports Center when they try to block people down instead of tackling. Well, those defenders make Sports Center sure enough, but it’s to show the runner hurdling them while their heads are down and they have idea of what the runner is doing.
As for basketball, especially in the NBA, it now requires an eighth step before referees will call traveling.
It’s much easier to score if one can just run from here to there instead of having to bounce the ball from here to there.
May all of them be attacked by ants in their underwear and their arms not long enough to scratch.
GUESS WHAT IT isn’t long until.
If you guessed baseball and softball, step to the head of the class.
Coach Mike Metheny’s baseballers and coach Ron Faubion’s softballers open Southeastern’s 2014 campaigns on Febuary 1.
Both teams will be on the road with baseball in Laredo to take on Texas A&M-International in a twinbill starting at noon February 1. The teams will do it again the next day.
Baseball opens at home February 4 against Northwood.
Softball plays Texas-Permian Basin at 10 a.m. February 1 in the St. Mary’s tournament in San Antonio, Texas.
The LadyStorm will also play Texas A&M-Kingsville, Angelo State, St. Mary’s, Texas A&M-International and St. Edward’s.
The young ladies open at home February 7 in the Southeastern Regional shootout at Durant’s Multi-Sports Complex.
Spring sports are upon us. Do you know where to find your longjohns?


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