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Karl Lindholm: Does Kansas connect to Boston — through Cameroon?

Posted on January 15, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: Independentsports columnist Karl Lindholm is filing his reports this year from Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa.

Are the Boston Celtics trying to lose games on purpose?

Well, not exactly.

It’s clear the Celtics’ effort on the floor in games is admirable, but the team is not competitive with the best in the league.

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Matt Dickerson: Strange attire for the outdoors

Posted on January 8, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



I was pondering recently the strange phenomenon of what creatures find attractive, and why.

Take trout and salmon. I have an upcoming opportunity for some Pacific steelhead fishing over a three-day weekend after a work-related trip to Oregon. My brother is coming from San Francisco to meet me, and we are splurging to hire a guide for the first day. The guide will provide flies while we are with him.

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Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: 2013 proved to be a remarkable year for teams

Posted on January 2, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



This past July I typed out a column picking the top 15 high school teams I’d seen in my nearly two decades of covering sports here at the word factory.

It didn’t take long for that list to become dated. As a fellow pickup basketball player pointed out this fall after the undefeated Middlebury Union football team steamrolled its way to the Division I title, it’s already time for a do-over.

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Sports column by Matt Dickerson: Thoughts on hope, hunting and Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2013 |
By Matt Dickerson



In my house growing up, Christmas was a both a joyful time and a time of hope. It was mostly about being together as a family, enjoying meals and games and snow and a break from school and work, and about church services celebrating the birth of Jesus. It was not so much about the commercial aspects of the season.

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Lindholm: I never missed one from the stands

Posted on December 18, 2013 |
By Karl Lindholm



Ted Williams was wrong. Hitting a baseball is not the hardest task in sports. Reffing a basketball game is.

A few years back, I made a foolish decision. I agreed to become a basketball referee — not a real ref, a certified official, but far worse. I agreed to officiate games in the Middlebury Adult Men’s League in which I had played for nearly 15 years.

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Matt Dickerson: Watching the squirrels beats shooting my gun

Posted on December 11, 2013 |
By Matt Dickerson



Every November, Vermont has a popular squirrel watching season. Tens of thousands of us avid squirrel watchers take to the woods and spend two weeks just sitting or quietly walking around watching squirrels.

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Sports column by Karl Lindholm: Dancing in the streets

Posted on November 20, 2013 |
By Karl Lindholm



The Lions are in!

On Sunday, the Indomitable Lions, Cameroon’s national football team, defeated Tunisia 4-1 in a knockout game at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, here in Yaounde. So Cameroon will be going to the Really Big Dance in Brazil next June, la Coupe du Monde.

They were dancing in the streets in Yaounde. The World Cup is a very big deal here, and just about everywhere else in the world too.

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Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: Championship teams blend chemistry and talent

Posted on November 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



In the past two weeks I’ve heard and read a lot about team character and chemistry. It’s always struck me as an athlete and an observer the intangibles matter, and for sure three recent teams have done nothing to change my mind.

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