Tripple Overtime


Tripple Overtime: I hope you’re ready for spring sports, ’cause they be sprangin’

You know how, every once in a while, a television show will just show clips from previous episodes because the writers are too lazy to come up with a new one? You gotta just hate that. Where’s the creativity? Where’s the originality?

So,...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 8:59am

Tripple Overtime: Wintertime rewind:Top winter sports moments

I was an hour late for work last week, which can only mean one thing (aside from the fact that I forgot about daylight-saving time again): Spring sports are upon us.

Unfortunately, Bill Murray couldn’t stop Punxsutawney Phill in “...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:38am

Tripple Overtime: Coyotes, werewolfs and… Wolverines?

I had a heck of a week.

Not only did my pal Phill (the coyote hunter) not find the humor in last week’s “Tripple Overtime,” where I compared his new hobby to a “The Grey”/Liam Neeson-type scenario; not only did his brother Eric (not a...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:23am

Tripple Overtime: Only Phill can save us from a ‘The Grey’ type scenario this coyote hunting season

If you’re like me, you know who Phill is and you’ve seen the movie “The Grey” featuring the incomparable Liam Neeson.

But just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll explain. Phill is one of my oldest friends, a local...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:28am

Tripple Overtime: Liar, liar, sleeves on fire

America is used to being lied to by Bills.

Bill Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman. Bill Nye the self-proclaimed “science guy” doesn’t even have a master’s degree. And I think I heard something about Bill Cosby lying on...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:48am

Tripple Overtime: I bet Pete Carroll wishes he was Adam Sandler right about now

Last week was a rough one for a few Coastal Pointees.

Our technical director, Shaun Lambert, (an Alaskan native and the biggest Seattle Seahawks fan I know), spent most of the week cursing Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll and his...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:26am

Tripple Overtime: What the woo woo, Larry?

I have never quite fully understood the true meaning of Indian River basketball super-fan and unofficial ambassador of the student section Queen Bratton’s “What the woo woo?” chant until last Friday night, when Delmar’s Larry Ennis miraculously...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:22am

Tripple Overtime: Lady Indians finally get a lax program? It’s about time!

One of my first summer jobs ever was selling hotdogs on the beach in Fenwick. It was great. I got to take skim breaks, eat free hotdogs, and even call out when the waves were good, because the owners were pretty cool. Plus, I was really good at...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:26am

Tripple Overtime: Who’s ready for the ‘Pro Bore’ this weekend?

Before you say anything about how “Pro Bore” when referring to the Pro Bowl isn’t my best work when it comes to wordplay — cut me some slack, I just got over the flu.

I spent most of last week trying to get back into fighting shape and...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:48am

Tripple Overtime: Ducks, Bucks end BCS quackery with ‘January Madness’

Clearly the NCAA hasn’t seen any of the Terminator movies because for more than 15 years they let a computer system run the show with what they liked to call “The BCS” playoff system. And much like the decision to cast Arnold Schwarzenegger in...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 5:06am

Tripple Overtime: New Year’s resolutions fit for ESPN’s Top 10

Every year I make the same New Year’s resolutions. This year, I’m going to volunteer more. This year, I’m going to eat healthier. This year, I’m going to write more interesting columns and not turn them in at the last minute before press deadline...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:24pm

Tripple Overtime: Tribe pride on display with new Indian River student section

Seattle has the 12th Man. Cleveland has the Dawg Pound. South Africa has those weird vuvuzela horns they used during the World Cup. And now, Indian River High School has their own official student section cheering on the Indians this basketball...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:54pm

Tripple Overtime: Oh, really, Obama?

I don’t usually bring up politics. Partly because this is a sports column, but mostly because I twice failed “Introduction to American Politics and Government” during my one-year stint at community college. In my defense, I didn’t go to class...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:48am

Tripple Overtime: Ten things I learned about Bali

Well, 62 hours of traveling, one broken board (thanks a lot, American Airlines), one gnarly scar from hitting the reef on my second day, and about 100 Bintangs later I’m right back in good old Sussex County and ready for basketball season.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:27am

Tripple Overtime: I’m pretty ‘hype’ about this Bali trip

So I’m leaving. On a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again.

Actually, I know exactly when I’ll be back. On Thursday, Dec. 11, at 3:34 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (give or take a minute or two, depending on the direction of the wind...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:36am

Tripple Overtime: To RGIII or not to RGIII, that is the question

Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden had a decision to make going into last Sunday’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Start the quarterback with the hot hand? Or the one with the $21 million contract?

While I think which...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:50pm

Tripple Overtime: Is Percy Harvin a height supremacist?

There’s been a lot of speculation this week as to why the Seattle Seahawks decided to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets — much of it being based off of rumors, hunches and whatever else Adam Shefter says.

One of the...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 9:24am

Tripple Overtime: Playoffs!? Playoffs!? Actually, yeah — let’s talk about playoffs

It’s that time of year again. And, no, I’m not talking about the time of year when the leaves start changing colors and the days start getting shorter. I’m talking about the time of year when sports pundits start breaking out references to former...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:06am

Tripple Overtime: Maybe NCAA athletes should get paid, but Jameis Winston should stop being such an idiot

I was fully prepared to put something together on my buddy Phill’s top 10 favorite sports-related Halloween costumes for this week’s column. Then I heard Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s name on ESPN, which, obviously, could only mean...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:26am

Tripple Overtime: Is Petyon Manning the best Papa John’s spokesperson/ quarterback of all time?

Everyone knows Peyton Manning from his brilliant acting in Papa John’s pizza commercials, but what you may not know is that he’s also a pretty good quarterback.

Yes, believe it or not, Manning has impressively found the time to sling a...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:09am

Tripple Overtime: Sorry Andy Samberg and ESPN, but I’m gonna start patenting my ideas

I need to figure out the whole patent process.

My ideas have been getting ripped off since I can remember; however, I can never quite figure out how. How Nabisco could have possibly heard about when I invented double-stuffed Oreos long...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:41am

Tripple Overtime: The un-perfect storm

It was the perfect storm... Wait — let me finish. It was the perfect storm that led to me to missing out on the perfect storm.

OK, so maybe Hurricane Edouard wasn’t exactly the perfect storm, but it was the first major Atlantic hurricane...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:15am

Tripple Overtime: What do you mean the Orioles are good again?

Pardon my reluctancy to believe that the Baltimore Orioles have clinched the American League East and currently own one of the best records in Major League Baseball — but if it helps you understand, I’m in my mid-twenties (which, obviously,...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:44am

Tripple Overtime: Apparently, seeing is believing for the NFL

When Ray Rice had to describe the Feb. 15 incident in which he struck his then-fiancée and now-wife, Janay Rice, he explained exactly what happened.

He described how he punched his wife, how her head hit the railing and how she was...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:53am

Tripple Overtime: I’m retiring from fantasy football

Well, it’s that time of year again. The tourists have left, the kids are in school, and the stress of the summer season has started to fade.

But with the beginning of fall comes the beginning of football season, and with the beginning of...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:26am

Tripple Overtime: We’re gonna miss you, Matt

Last Wednesday started like most of them typically do for me. I woke up a 6 a.m., started the coffee, contemplated doing some pushups, decided that I was still too handsome to have to work out, and sat down at my desk to finish up a few stories...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:31am

Tripple Overtime: Goodbye, ‘Jay Boy’

Just weeks after the surfing and skateboarding world was stunned by the loss of Shogo Kubo, one of its legendary originals, the time came to say goodbye to the original, as Dogtown’s tow-headed golden child Jay Adams passed away in his sleep last...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:04am

Tripple Overtime: Only Phill can save us from Septima this Shark Week

For an avid ocean-goer, or for me at least, there are few things more terrifying than the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” There are, however, a couple of things that come close — the obviously inevitable “Zombie Apocalypse,” my ex-girlfriend...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:44am

Tripple Overtime: From the press box, with nachos

My column didn’t run last week. I wrote it. I submitted it. I never saw it in print.

Now before you get out the torches and pitchforks and gather the mob to angrily riot out front of the Coastal Point office, or do the modern-day...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 2:52am

Tripple Overtime: Not another Kevin James movie

By now you may have heard of the “Skateboard Cop.” And before you make any assumptions on what that is if you have not heard of it, let me clarify — it is not the sequel to “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” featuring a portly Kevin James, who needs to...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:12am

Tripple Overtime: Not another Kevin James movie

By now you may have heard of the “Skateboard Cop.” And before you make any assumptions on what that is if you have not heard of it, let me clarify — it is not the sequel to “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” featuring a portly Kevin James, who needs to...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:12am

Tripple Overtime: White? You’re Ben Affleck

People are too easily offended these days. We live in a society that demands politically correct terminology, to the point where I don’t even know what the right term to call anyone is anymore. One term offends one person and a different term...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:06am

Tripple Overtime: White? You’re Ben Affleck

People are too easily offended these days. We live in a society that demands politically correct terminology, to the point where I don’t even know what the right term to call anyone is anymore. One term offends one person and a different term...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:06am

Tripple Overtime: Thanks, Art!

I’ve spent the majority of my Fourth of Julys in Fenwick Island — usually working, sometimes lucky enough to get to the Fenwick Fourth of July party on my street before the fireworks go off or my Uncle Pat drinks the last beer.

But this...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:57am

Tripple Overtime: Do'in the Dew with Bob Burnquist

I don’t get star-struck very easily — especially since getting into journalism. I’ve interviewed some of the best surfers and surf-film makers in the world and, yes, I would like to take this opportunity to name drop all of them — Craig Anderson...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:08am

Tripple Overtime: Do'in the Dew with Bob Burnquist

I don’t get star-struck very easily — especially since getting into journalism. I’ve interviewed some of the best surfers and surf-film makers in the world and, yes, I would like to take this opportunity to name drop all of them — Craig Anderson...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:08am

Tripple Overtime: If nationalism is cool again, then the USA is Miles Davis

This may come as a shock to you, but there may be a few people out there that don’t like America. Not Central America. Not South America. And I doubt anyone legitimately hates Canada way up in North America, but I’m talking about the United...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:28am

Tripple Overtime: If nationalism is cool again, then the USA is Miles Davis

This may come as a shock to you, but there may be a few people out there that don’t like America. Not Central America. Not South America. And I doubt anyone legitimately hates Canada way up in North America, but I’m talking about the United...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:28am

Tripple Overtime: Same teams, different season/outcome in NBA finals

As I noted last week, I wasn’t particularly thrilled with this year’s NBA finals matchup, based off the notion that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. However, the Spurs and the Heat showed us what a difference a year can make —...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:05am

Tripple Overtime: Sharks and sequels

Growing up surfing in Delaware and Maryland, I haven’t had many encounters with sharks — but that doesn’t mean I don't worry about them.

Most people that I know who surf think about sharks at least little bit, no matter where they get in...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:39am

Tripple Overtime: Sharks and sequels

Growing up surfing in Delaware and Maryland, I haven’t had many encounters with sharks — but that doesn’t mean I don't worry about them.

Most people that I know who surf think about sharks at least little bit, no matter where they get in...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:39am

Tripple Overtime: Thank you, IR, for an unforgettable rookie year

When I was interviewing for the sports reporter position at the Coastal Point last summer, I asked Editor Darin McCann what teams I would be covering for the upcoming fall season — Ravens? Eagles? Surely not the Redskins. Right?

Wrong....

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:10pm

Tripple Overtime: Thank you, IR, for an unforgettable rookie year

When I was interviewing for the sports reporter position at the Coastal Point last summer, I asked Editor Darin McCann what teams I would be covering for the upcoming fall season — Ravens? Eagles? Surely not the Redskins. Right?

Wrong....

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:10pm