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Second Thoughts: MLB reality doesn't quite imitate the art

posted: 07/19/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

The Cleveland Indians tried to help catcher Yan Gomes break out of a slump over the weekend by performing a sacrifice to the baseball gods and Jobu, the strange little idol worshipped throughout the 1989 movie Major League by the voodoo-loving, no-curveball-hitting Pedro Cerrano, played by Dennis Haysbert.

Second Thoughts: Landry lends a hand after landing deal

posted: 07/11/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

It's been kind of a crazy summer for former Arkansas Razorbacks golfer Andrew Landry.

Second Thoughts: NFL money a pittance of NBA dough

posted: 07/04/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck became the highest-paid NFL player ever this past week, signing a six-year, $140 million deal, with $87 million guaranteed.

Second Thoughts: Arrieta loses bet on CWS, to gain tattoo

posted: 06/27/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

According to ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta has an errand to run when the Cubs get back to the Windy City after their current road trip.

Second Thoughts: Valhalla might not hold all the Iceland heroes

posted: 06/20/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

When Iceland took on Portugal in their European Championship opener last Tuesday, the tiny Scandinavian nation virtually ground to a halt as thousands of fans packed into a central Reykjavik square.

Second Thoughts: Blame it on Zika for not going to Rio

posted: 06/13/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

There was quite a bit of excitement among golf fans when the International Olympic Committee announced that it would be adding golf to the program in Rio De Janeiro for the first time in 112 years.

Second thoughts: Packers find bricks to be a handy tool

posted: 06/06/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

The circus is coming to Green Bay. Or at least a sideshow act.

Second thoughts: Well, that’s one way to lose a recruit

posted: 05/09/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Well, that’s one way to lose a recruit

Second thoughts: Jaguar nearly gets free ride across pond

posted: 05/02/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Jaguar nearly gets free ride across pond

Second thoughts: Seattle QB using bread to educate

posted: 04/11/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Russell Wilson usually throws the ball, or maybe runs with it. Now, he wants everyone to eat the ball.

Second Thoughts: Pippen puts Warriors far below Bulls

posted: 04/04/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

In an interview with The Dan Patrick Show's Paul Pabst on Saturday, NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen (Hamburg, Central Arkansas) said he doesn't think Golden State would match up well with his record-setting Chicago squad, saying that the 1995-1996 Bulls, who won 72 games, would sweep the Warriors in a hypothetical series between the teams.

Second Thoughts: Stadium fare looking a lot like state fair

posted: 03/28/2016 2:24 a.m. Discuss

It's almost baseball season, which means it's time for professional baseball teams to announce changes to their concession stand menus.

Second thoughts: Maddon not big on players wearing collar

posted: 03/21/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

In a Sunday morning meeting at the Chicago Cubs spring training camp, the team established a few rules for the season, including the team's dress code. It seems pretty simple

Second thoughts: What about knucklehead Hall of Fame?

posted: 03/14/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

“Charlie Hustle” is finally being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Petition seeks to have Def Leppard take photo at Arkansas School for the Deaf

posted: 03/08/2016 8:52 a.m. Discuss

British hard rock band Def Leppard is scheduled to play Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on May 11, and one Central Arkansas resident has an idea for how the band can spend some of its downtime.

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