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The rebooted woodypaige.com

 

I'm writing commentaries on woodypaige.com, the web site of journalist and ESPN personality Woody Paige.

 

It's an honor.

 

Woody and I worked together for many years at two different newspapers. 

 

I'll be doing national-oriented pieces for Woody while continuing to write other commentaries, usually Colordo-oriented, on my own site. I also still will be writing for other outlets, including Mile High Sports magazine.

 

Links to my woodypaige.com work are below.  

 

-- T.F.

 

 

 
 

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No, the CFP didn't get it right ...   

 

 

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NFL needs to go to semi-bubble appproach 

 

 

 

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No need for * for NBA, NHL's 2020 champions 

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Will NHL players still get

fighting mad amid the precautions?

 

 

 

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Betting here is closed locker rooms and

scaled-back access will stick in NBA, NHL

 

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Father's Day: WWII pilot, coach ... and Dad

 

 

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Legalized sports wagering has

arrived ... but it's kind of hard to tell 

 

 

 

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An alternative narrative:

What if the Blazers had drafted Michael Jordan? 

 

 

 

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Four first-round QBs? Why is it -- and

always has been -- so hit and miss? 

 

 

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Arizona should be MLB laboratory ...

if that's the way they go 

 

 

 

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Sound the final buzzer for NHL, NBA seasons

 

 

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Smoke 'em inside: Tribute

to Jim Bouton, Ball Four 

 

 

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Last-resort proposal to crown

2019-20 champions in NHL, NBA  

 

 

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How the first NCAA tournament came

about ... and how it went

 

 

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NHL is right and wise to ponder

changes in EBUG protocol

 

 

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Putting too much (draft) stock in the

Combine is risky ... and even stupid  

 

 

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With all due respect, Nolan ... E5 

 

 

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If NHL, MLB trends continue,

here's what could happen in NFL

 

  

 
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 Time to pay NCAA athletes? Wait ... we already do!

 

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My suggested OT system -- for both the NFL and NCAA

 

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A year after accepting in-trial settlement, ex-Longhorn's widow still at war with football