Author: Mark Patrick Spencer

Summer Fun

  They say the All Star Game of the major league signifies the halfway point of the MLB season but to me it marks the beginning of a whole lot of nothing going on in sports. No football. No hockey.…

American Pride

  Did you hear the joke about the soccer player that went to the White House? OK I’ll stop. Why is everyone so sensitive these days? Besides, I can write about that on a future date I guess. Today is…

Summertime Sports

  Early summer is that time of year where a sport’s addict has to dig deep to get her or his fix. Sure, there’s major league baseball, but how excited can you get over a team’s win or loss when…

Trippin on Zion

  We were rolling through the southeast when the buzz in New Orleans was mounting for the NBA Draft. New Orleans was about to get its new king, Zion Williamson. The young man from Duke is hailed as being a…

Trippin'

  Baseball. Basketball. Football. The backbone of American culture. Well, if not the backbone, at least three of its ribs, right? Another rib, if not as popular on social media, is the American highway system. It’s a place I find…

Not So Super

  It’s lights out for the state of Louisiana in the “Road to Omaha” as the LSU Tigers were swept by the underdog Florida State Seminoles, a team that some thought should not have received an at-large bid into the…

Tiger Time

  We have March Madness in basketball and over the past few years have created a playoff in football. The arrival of June brings us the other tournament of the big three sports – the NCAA regionals. The tournament takes…

Tourney Time

It’s that time of year again where we realize just how quickly the college baseball season goes by. For some teams like LSU, they’ve already punched their ticket to the NCAA regionals. Other teams, like Tulane, will have to win…

Mothers

As everyone awakened on Mother’s Day in New Orleans some locals had the unexpected “mother” of a day as the recurring nightmare of the Sewage and Water Board pumps being no match for the rain played out once again leaving…

Unofficial Business

  The winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby lost the Kentucky Derby by 1¾ lengths. Look how goofy that sentence seems. “It doesn’t make any sense at all,” one would say. You can’t have a horse win the Kentucky Derby…

Random Tracks

  If you were a sane person, you would have marked the two months “off” after Mardi Gras to recover from a month of excess. But of course, you’re not sane and therefore we have the New Orleans Jazz &…

Classic Finishes

This is the one where I tell you about how, at the Crescent City Classic, I ran my first 10k ever. The weather was perfect for my debut in New Orleans and my finish was a thing of legend. As…

Different Directions

A lot of casual baseball fans don’t realize that the college baseball season starts way before the Major League season. My good friend Bill told me that he wanted to come check out a baseball game with me and was…

Fret Not (Or Do)

In the year 2019 it seems like we always have something to worry about. Whether it’s the latest political disaster or other horrific news the threats seem to be pretty fast and furious. Of course, a major part of this is…