CoachSpeak

If you’re a believer in that you should say what you mean and mean what you say, you’re not a coach. You might be the March Hare, who once upon a time said something similar to Alice, but you’re definitely not a coach. The sport doesn’t matter much either because these people in their team […]

Paradise Lost….But the Cajuns Won

The University of the Virgin Islands is among the five non-SBC teams that make up the Cajuns’ home basketball schedule next season. You probably already know more than you want to about the other four – La Tech, Southern, Loyola-New Orleans and Prairie View A&M. It’s a non-league schedule that doesn’t exactly rock the Cajundome […]

A Gathering of Old Men 5

A Gathering of Old Men is a monthly feature of donspen.com. It features old school former sportswriters and broadcasters who have a certain viewpoint and definition of politically correct. The crew includes, at one time or another, Glenn Quebedeaux, former sports editor of the Daily Iberian; Bruce Brown, former sports editor of the Daily Advertiser; […]

A Gathering of Old Men 4

A Gathering of Old Men is a monthly feature of donspen.com. It features old school former sportswriters and broadcasters who have a certain viewpoint, which occasionally stretches the definition of politically correct. The crew includes, at one time or another, Glenn Quebedeaux, former sports editor of the Daily Iberian; Bruce Brown, former sports editor of […]

Old School vs. No School

The Saints and Raiders are certainly opposites. Oakland has a young and inexperienced Derek Carr at quarterback while the Saints have Drew Brees. Oakland plays in a 52 year-old albatross called the Coliseum and New Orleans has the Superdome. But while the Raiders recently hired a 79 year-old guy with 44 years of network experience […]

Reeling in the Years Pt. 2

  I was still broadcasting USL/UL sports in September of 1980 when The Times published its first edition. While the radio gig continued, a sports column for the newspaper eventually followed reminding me yet again that if it was fun, it wasn’t work. In 2000, my editor asked me for a piece on the top […]

The Invisible Soldier

Independence Day, July 4th, should be a time of flag-waving celebration. In most homes, it is. But not all. The letter was written by the sister of Margaret Campbell, whose husband Weeks was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease about five years ago. Weeks was a Vietnam veteran, and was “presumed by the VA (Department of Veterans […]