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Feb, 17

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Ultimate Nacho Bars…

Black Bean Corn Salsa Ingredients: -1 can of black beans (rinsed) -1 can of sweet corn (drained) – 1 red onion chopped – 1 green pepper chopped -1 red pepper chopped – 1 yellow pepper chopped – 1 jalapeno (seeds removed and chopped finely) – ½ cup chopped cilantro -juice of one lime -salt and pepper Directions: Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and...

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Nov, 16

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Started From The Bottom; Now The Whole Team’s Here….

Our last few years, we Penn Staters have had it rough. As a community and a family, we have endured tremendous criticism and disdain. Many have treated alumni as outcasts and saw us as coconspirators regarding unthinkable acts. People said we wouldn't rise from the ashes of humiliation and public scrutiny. Linebacker U was tossed aside like a ragdoll; with little to no expectations outside of...

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Jul, 16

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The Power Of Positive

Yesterday, I drove Paige to State College for her teams volleyball camp. Shannon Werner, the head coach, was an All-American at Penn State a few years back. So, of course, this is the school of choice. Plus, you must know that Penn State is a powerhouse in women's volleyball. Several national title and lots of hardware to prove it. Last year was Paige's first year playing the sport. It...

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Jul, 16

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Improving The Game

Yesterday morning while watching my favorite ESPN show, Mike and Mike the topic of conversation was "How to improve the game of baseball". Shortening the game to 7 innings. Limiting the number of relief pitchers per inning. Allowing people to move seats at a certain point in the game. Giving fans something free from the concession stand with the purchase of a ticket. For me, I agree with...

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Jul, 16

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Casinos….Breaking Down Barriers

So this past weekend, I was away for several days with Paige, Brooke, my college friend Shelly and her children Devin and Kiana. Also, our friend Toya and her son Tyree. We went to Atlantic City to celebrate Paige's 16th birthday/mini vacation. Thankfully, we were blessed with beautiful weather for our time there. Of course we did the typical things you do at the beach. Hit the water, walk...

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Jul, 16

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ESPY Awards

Tonight is one of my favorite night in sports. The ESPY Awards will be on ESPN at 8:00. This year John Cena of the WWE will be the host. He is reason enough to watch. Right now as I watch Mike and Mike, there is a big bidding war taking place for autograph signed footballs, tickets to games, options to throw the game ball for the Cubs, and other great ways to raise money for the Jimmy V Cancer...

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Jul, 16

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Girls on Fire!!!!

Last night the girls and I watched some of the track and field trials as well as the gymnastic trails. In all reality, most of us only watch these particular sports every four years. I will follow track and field here and there, but I can tell you for a fact I only watch gymnastics come Olympics. But the Olympics is something that tugs on our heartstrings when it comes around. Looking at these...

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Jul, 16

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Celebration

As this has been a crazy week in sports and our country in general, today I thought I would focus on something positive. Recently, I've been meeting with a collection of different people to help me move my career forward. A few weeks ago, a chef that is helping me through this process, expressed that I needed to take the Serv Safe test in order to be certified to cater. Let's just say I...

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Jul, 16

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The Thrill Of Victory and The Agony of Defeat

https://youtu.be/0qrDfry_KK0 While spending the 4th of July holiday with my track girlfriends Leslie and Shelly, the track and field trails were in full swing. Upon our return from the beach, they tuned in to watch the races. I was sleeping peacefully on the couch. However, they woke me to see what had just gone down on the track. If you watched the video above, you can see how challenging...

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Jul, 16

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Jump In

As the Track and Field Olympic trails are underway, another person who I've had the pleasure of getting to know will be participating. Jessie Gaines is in Eugene, Oregon participating in the long jump. I met Jessie a few years ago when she traveled to from New York to Baltimore to do my show. You talk about a firecracker. This young woman is a ball of energy and excitement. Jessie is...

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