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April 22, 2013

Bears open season with the Bengals

CORBIN — With the ground soggy and what the old timers call Redbud Winter in full effect this weekend, it’s safe to say that I have a little time to ramble. With that said, here goes.

NFL schedules

The 2013 NFL schedule was released Thursday night and I have to admit that I watched with anticipation for the first time I can remember.

Why, you ask?

Because since the Cincinnati Bengals beat my beloved Chicago Bears at Soldier Field a few years back, I’ve had to my boss gloat about Chad Johnson’s dancing skills after he scored a touchdown that helped the Bengals get the win. I know the Bears aren’t expected to contend for a Super Bowl in the upcoming season, but I couldn’t think of a better way to start the season than an opening week win Cincinnati.

Not only would it mean that the Bears would be 1-0, but it would also mean that I would have bragging rights until the two teams played again.

In this office, I don’t get bragging rights too often with all the Reds, Braves and Bengals fans constantly heckling me about how often their teams beat up on mine.

Is it too much to ask for a Bears' win over the Bengals in the first game of the season, which will also be the debut of Chicago’s new head coach, Marc Trestman? I sure hope not.

Rain, rain and

more rain

If the old saying that April-showers bring May flowers is true, the Tri-County is going to be one beautiful place once May finally rolls around.

The only problem with that is the fact that so many high school sporting events have been canceled or postponed over the course of the past few weeks.

Now I’ll be the first to admit that there are days that Times-Tribune Sports Editor Les Dixon and myself are perfectly fine with having a few games called off. If that day comes on the heels of a day where we gad eight or nine games to get in the newspaper, it makes it even more enjoyable for us.

One of the downfalls of these postponements is that sometimes teams can start to fall behind when it comes to getting better and so on.

The biggest problem we run into eventually is when the games that are called off get rescheduled and we have to guess at when they’re rescheduled. Local coaches do a great job of keeping us informed as far as rescheduling, but we know there are times when the local media guys are not the first thing these coaches think of when they are rescheduling a game or trying to find time to get games in.

While the Kentucky High School Athletic Association does a great job with the seasonal scoreboards, those are not always accurate from day-to-day. With that said, we’re asking coaches to please keep us informed if you’ve rescheduled a game and happen to realize that a particular game hasn’t been changed on the KHSAA website. Not only do we appreciate the help, but also we’ll return the favor by making sure the changes are passed on to the fans in one of several ways like the newspaper or social media

Tourney rescheduled

Thanks to the rain and cold temperatures, the highly anticipated baseball tournament scheduled to take place this weekend at Corbin’s Rotary Park and Miller Field has been rescheduled for next weekend.

The 2nd Annual Trooper Island Spring Baseball Classic is chock full of local talent as well as teams from across the commonwealth.

While baseball is the theme for the event, the proceeds will benefit KSP’s Trooper Island Camp, which is held for underprivileged boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 12.

In addition to plenty of baseball to watch, kids playing and attending can visit KSP’s mobile crime lab, which will be available for tours, and ask officers and organizers questions regarding the profession as well as Trooper Island.

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