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Catching up after vacation

It's usually bittersweet for me to end a vacation.

About half-way through it's time to countdown the number of days when I have to return for work.

That wasn't much the case last week at Allegany State Park in New York where I had five relaxing days with no encounters with bears.

If you like the outdoors, Allegany is a great place to check out. There's plenty to do there, or you can do nothing at all.

Now, I can post other entries on football and baseball news that I missed.


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His pass in Super Bowl XL helped clinch the Steelers' fifth Lombardi.

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The Post-Gazette's story was a grabber, with Randle El saying he wouldn't play football if he could do it over again.

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The kids are getting bigger and faster, so the concussions, the severe spinal cord injuries, are only going to get worse. It’s a tough pill to swallow because I love the game of football. But I tell parents, you can have the right helmet, the perfect pads on, and still end up with a paraplegic kid. There’s no correcting it. There’s no helmet that’s going to correct it. There’s no teaching that’s going to correct it. It just comes down to it’s a physically violent game. Football players are in a car wreck every week.
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