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On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS March 18, 2019, #735 Up Next… Has abuse gone too far?After further review… Regularly in the sports section of our local paper is the notice: “Officials needed.” Our local high school sports teams have difficulty scheduling games due to a lack of game officials. The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) reports this is a […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS March 11, 2019, #734 Up Next… Is replay the answer? After further review… The National Football League’s Competition Committee met recently to review its current rules and study the possibility of adopting new ones. They meet annually as well as communicate during the season on fine-tuning the rules to make the game safer and more […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS March 4, 2019, #733 Up Next… Turning Pain to Fame!After further review… When Tangie and Terry Griffin found out that she was pregnant with twin boys, they were excited. Tangie is a medical data (nurse) analyst, while Terry works as a truck operator. However, their exuberance was short-lived when they were told the […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS February 11, 2019, #731 Up Next… Moving On! After further review… With the conclusion of yesterday’s successful AT&T Pro-Am Golf tournament at the iconic Pebble Beach golf courses (with a bit of Crosby weather thrown-in), the Monterey Peninsula Foundation will annually contribute money in double millions of dollars to local charities. It has done so for […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS January 27, 2019, #729… Inattentional Blindness After further review…  Inattentional Blindness? Huh? What’s that and what’s it got to do with sports? This theory is an old as Houdini himself. We’ve all closely watched magicians perform their craft and when finished asked “How’d they do that?” Some call it Inattentional Blindness and it causes […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS January 14, 2019, #727.. The Bounce of the Ball!  After further review… If you watched the NFC Wild Card game last weekend between Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears, perhaps you felt the disappointment of Cody Parkey, the Bears kicker. He missed a 43-yard field goal as time expired that gave the Eagles […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS January 7, 2019, #726.. Black Monday After further review… There are only a few really exciting jobs in the world- playing or coaching in the NFL sure sounds like two of them. However, when you experience what took place as we close the 2018 regular season, you might want to adjust […]

  On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS December 17, 2018, #723.. Great Expectations! After further review… There’s an old joke that answers the question; “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Seemingly, the question about this iconic venue is about directions-to; but the answer often comes: “Practice – Practice – Practice.” I was reminded of this when I […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS October 22, 2018, #715… Building a Legacy! After further review… Heading into my fifth year as an NFL official, a new official joined our officiating corps, namely Burl Abron Toler, an African American. That’s an important addition to Toler’s name, since he then became the first African American on-field NFL official. He […]

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS October 15, 2018, #714… A Privilege or a Right? After further review… While On the TunneySide of Sports takes issues and stories from all sports, it attempts to focus on current topics, suggesting that they be transformed into positive messages for everyday living. This column often discusses the NFL, because it is currently in-play and […]


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