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For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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By TIMES WIRES
Published August 20, 2006
We dig Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser. Good writer. Great on Pardon the Interruption. And strong debut as color guy on Monday Night Football. We give him a B-plus. Most agree.
The Los Angeles Times said he was a "star" on the broadcast. The New York Times said he "fit in well." USA Today and the Associated Press praised him.
Only one paper ripped him: his own. The Washington Post's Paul Farhi was brutal in his attack, saying Kornheiser, among other insults, "sputtered," "wasn't especially witty," "offered little," and that he should "get a tan." Kornheiser, who recently had surgery for skin cancer, thought the last remark was a low blow.
Farhi went on to say it wasn't clear why Kornheiser was even there, and in his most damning criticism wrote: "It was enough to make one yearn for Dennis Miller."
On Dan Patrick's ESPN radio show, Kornheiser said he didn't expect to be "backstabbed" by Farhi. He also said Farhi was "a two-bit weasel slug ... I would gladly run over him with a Mack truck."
SIGN WE HAVE GONE STARK, RAVING MAD
Little League scores can be found on the ESPN crawl at the bottom of the television screen.
CHECK IT OUT
The annual Induction Gala of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame is Aug. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tropicana Field. This year's inductees include: Vinny Testaverde, Emmitt Smith, Monica Seles, Greg Norman and Bernie Kosar. In addition, Pat Summerall will honor the late Curt Gowdy. Dick Crippen will emcee the event. Reservations for tables of eight and individual tickets all tickets are $100 can be purchased by calling toll-free 1-866-284-3162 or by going to floridasportshalloffame.com.
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Joe Maddon takes out a pitcher who is doing great in about the sixth inning and puts in someone else who will inevitably lose the game for us.
Ginny Keeter St. Petersburg
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ROCKY TOP, FLORIDA
According to Sports Illustrated, Tennessee will play Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. SI predicted the matchup for all 1,973 bowl games and has Florida playing Penn State at Orlando's Capital One Bowl and FSU making a BCS game (the Orange Bowl) against Auburn. USF is rated 50th, just outside the bowl picture. The magazine predicts Ohio State will face Notre Dame for the BCS championship.
"The games children play would be better off without parents around to spoil them. This includes the lobbying for playing time and those precious All-Star roster spots. Regular American adults use their children's sporting exploits to escape from taxes, bills and work. It's now about mom and dad's pursuit of glory. Who again are they painting the windows of the minivan for? The kids? Sure about that?
This week, Little League will march out its long line of legends and heroes, forgetting all of the children damaged and discarded by a skewed sense of fundamentals. Run. Throw. Hit. Field. Play well together. But somehow, 'win' matters most?"