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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.





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




NFL needs to go to semi-bubble appproach 





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


Will NHL players still get

fighting mad amid the precautions?





Betting here is closed locker rooms and

scaled-back access will stick in NBA, NHL



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




Legalized sports wagering has

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





An alternative narrative:

What if the Blazers had drafted Michael Jordan? 





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

always has been -- so hit and miss? 




Arizona should be MLB laboratory ...

if that's the way they go 





Sound the final buzzer for NHL, NBA seasons




Smoke 'em inside: Tribute

to Jim Bouton, Ball Four 




Last-resort proposal to crown

2019-20 champions in NHL, NBA  




How the first NCAA tournament came

about ... and how it went




NHL is right and wise to ponder

changes in EBUG protocol




Putting too much (draft) stock in the

Combine is risky ... and even stupid  




With all due respect, Nolan ... E5 







If NHL, MLB trends continue,

here's what could happen in NFL







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


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



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