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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Bill Simmons is about to get on a riff. The ESPN.com writer makes hay of commenting on the whole spectrum of sports and pop culture, but he can't really critique ESPN, a frustration he alludes to frequently in his "Sports Guy" column, read by some 500,000 people a month. His buddy Joe House, an occasional character in the column and his tablemate at a Starbucks in Washington, smiles knowingly as Simmons works into a metaphor. "I guess we're like T.O. and Donovan McNabb," he says of himself and ESPN.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
After an X-ray taken of Alex Len's painful left ankle in early March came back negative, the the former Maryland center told his coaches that the pain began to decrease, a university spokesman said Saturday in explaining why Len didn't undergo an MRI until nearly a month later. The treatment by the school's training staff of Len - the potential No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft - was called into question during an interview the former Terp conducted recently with NBA analysts Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons as part of their regular "Job Interview" segment with potential lottery picks.
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March 3, 2010
I agree with Ron Smith in his column from Feb. 26 ("Showdown over public employee benefits looming"). More and more people are becoming aware that certain groups of employees are receiving medical benefits and pension benefits that are far richer than what the majority of Americans get. I am referring to federal employees, state and local government workers and teachers. Over the past 20 years, the private sector has realized that it cannot afford to continue the generous benefit plans many Americans enjoyed in the past, and it is time for these other entities to make the change.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Alex Len sat down with ESPN's Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons for a mock job interview as part of Grantland's The Full NBA Job Interview series. The 11-minute interview covered numerous topics , from Len's roots in gymnastics, his transition to America from Ukraine, Ukrainian women and his first potential purchase with an NBA contract The trio also analyzed some game film of the former Maryland star. Simmons likened Len to Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert in terms of ability when he came out of Georgetown.  Len says he's done his research on Hibbert.
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September 23, 2005
Razing all the housing that serves city's poor? I read with disbelief that the city is contemplating tearing down the McCulloh Homes to enhance the redevelopment of the State Center area ("At city's McCulloh Homes, the emphasis is on `home,'" Sept. 17). s Association and secretary-treasurer of the Maryland Million. Rebuilding city not a smart move I agree with Steve Chapman's column "Why even think about rebuilding New Orleans in the same place?" (Opinion * Commentary, Sept. 19). Every year we hear of houses washed into the ocean by hurricanes.
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By Mike Jefferson and Mike Jefferson,Contributing writer | March 8, 1992
Hot shooting was something C. Milton Wright head coach George Constantine knew his Mustangs would need against Catonsville (21-2) in the boys basketball regional semifinals Thursday night.But at top-seeded Catonsville, the fourth-seeded Mustangs ran into some stingy man-to-man defense and an even stingier rim.The Mustangs' offensive struggles translated into a 72-53 loss tothe Comets in the Class 3A, Region II semifinal.After falling behind 36-18 in the first half, the Mustangs found themselves playing catch-up the rest of the game.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
Less than a month into its season, the Harford Community College men's basketball team has more than doubled last year's number of victories.The Owls broke for the holidays with a 5-5 record, a far cry from last season's overall 2-18 mark.Forward Matt Dontell (Fallston) is the lone holdover from that squad. That means he is surrounded by 11 freshmen making the mistakes of the inexperienced. At the same time, the group has size, speed and some scoring punch."We have some good young players and I'm pleased with where we are at this time," said Archie Skebeck, starting his fourth year as head coach after serving as an assistant for four years.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
After an X-ray taken of Alex Len's painful left ankle in early March came back negative, the the former Maryland center told his coaches that the pain began to decrease, a university spokesman said Saturday in explaining why Len didn't undergo an MRI until nearly a month later. The treatment by the school's training staff of Len - the potential No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft - was called into question during an interview the former Terp conducted recently with NBA analysts Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons as part of their regular "Job Interview" segment with potential lottery picks.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff writer | February 24, 1991
During the last four weeks, C. Milton Wright has become one of the hottest boys basketball teams in the county.With Wednesday night's62-58 upset of Fallston, the Mustangs have run up a 5-2 record through their last seven games.Unfortunately for the Mustangs (8-11 overall, 5-7 league), that season-ending rally won't be enough to carry them into the regional playoffs.Because of a playoff system that awards points for victories over teams in a higher classification, C. Milton Wright is at a disadvantage.
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By DAVID STEELE | February 3, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In any other year and on any other franchise, the imminent departure of two of the architects of a multiple Super Bowl winner would be cause for dread. In fact, it is mildly worrisome to the Patriots' faithful that both coordinators, Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel, are expected to move on to bigger and better things after Sunday's game against the Eagles. Much more worrisome to the faithful is that at some point very soon, someone will throw a bucket of icy water on them, awaken them from the dream, and open their eyes on a world where the Patriots are, as one notable New England chronicler calls them, "the black sheep franchise of Boston."
NEWS
March 3, 2010
I agree with Ron Smith in his column from Feb. 26 ("Showdown over public employee benefits looming"). More and more people are becoming aware that certain groups of employees are receiving medical benefits and pension benefits that are far richer than what the majority of Americans get. I am referring to federal employees, state and local government workers and teachers. Over the past 20 years, the private sector has realized that it cannot afford to continue the generous benefit plans many Americans enjoyed in the past, and it is time for these other entities to make the change.
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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Bill Simmons is about to get on a riff. The ESPN.com writer makes hay of commenting on the whole spectrum of sports and pop culture, but he can't really critique ESPN, a frustration he alludes to frequently in his "Sports Guy" column, read by some 500,000 people a month. His buddy Joe House, an occasional character in the column and his tablemate at a Starbucks in Washington, smiles knowingly as Simmons works into a metaphor. "I guess we're like T.O. and Donovan McNabb," he says of himself and ESPN.
NEWS
September 23, 2005
Razing all the housing that serves city's poor? I read with disbelief that the city is contemplating tearing down the McCulloh Homes to enhance the redevelopment of the State Center area ("At city's McCulloh Homes, the emphasis is on `home,'" Sept. 17). s Association and secretary-treasurer of the Maryland Million. Rebuilding city not a smart move I agree with Steve Chapman's column "Why even think about rebuilding New Orleans in the same place?" (Opinion * Commentary, Sept. 19). Every year we hear of houses washed into the ocean by hurricanes.
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By DAVID STEELE | February 3, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In any other year and on any other franchise, the imminent departure of two of the architects of a multiple Super Bowl winner would be cause for dread. In fact, it is mildly worrisome to the Patriots' faithful that both coordinators, Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel, are expected to move on to bigger and better things after Sunday's game against the Eagles. Much more worrisome to the faithful is that at some point very soon, someone will throw a bucket of icy water on them, awaken them from the dream, and open their eyes on a world where the Patriots are, as one notable New England chronicler calls them, "the black sheep franchise of Boston."
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
Less than a month into its season, the Harford Community College men's basketball team has more than doubled last year's number of victories.The Owls broke for the holidays with a 5-5 record, a far cry from last season's overall 2-18 mark.Forward Matt Dontell (Fallston) is the lone holdover from that squad. That means he is surrounded by 11 freshmen making the mistakes of the inexperienced. At the same time, the group has size, speed and some scoring punch."We have some good young players and I'm pleased with where we are at this time," said Archie Skebeck, starting his fourth year as head coach after serving as an assistant for four years.
NEWS
By Mike Jefferson and Mike Jefferson,Contributing writer | March 8, 1992
Hot shooting was something C. Milton Wright head coach George Constantine knew his Mustangs would need against Catonsville (21-2) in the boys basketball regional semifinals Thursday night.But at top-seeded Catonsville, the fourth-seeded Mustangs ran into some stingy man-to-man defense and an even stingier rim.The Mustangs' offensive struggles translated into a 72-53 loss tothe Comets in the Class 3A, Region II semifinal.After falling behind 36-18 in the first half, the Mustangs found themselves playing catch-up the rest of the game.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Alex Len sat down with ESPN's Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons for a mock job interview as part of Grantland's The Full NBA Job Interview series. The 11-minute interview covered numerous topics , from Len's roots in gymnastics, his transition to America from Ukraine, Ukrainian women and his first potential purchase with an NBA contract The trio also analyzed some game film of the former Maryland star. Simmons likened Len to Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert in terms of ability when he came out of Georgetown.  Len says he's done his research on Hibbert.
NEWS
March 22, 2010
After the House passed the health care reform bill Sunday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "We will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare, and now health care for all Americans." The way I see it, this is nothing to brag about. Social Security and Medicare are both going broke! Bill Simmons, Baltimore
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff writer | February 24, 1991
During the last four weeks, C. Milton Wright has become one of the hottest boys basketball teams in the county.With Wednesday night's62-58 upset of Fallston, the Mustangs have run up a 5-2 record through their last seven games.Unfortunately for the Mustangs (8-11 overall, 5-7 league), that season-ending rally won't be enough to carry them into the regional playoffs.Because of a playoff system that awards points for victories over teams in a higher classification, C. Milton Wright is at a disadvantage.
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