Tripple Overtime

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.

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, includes the ages 21 to 29).

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.

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.

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 before our 10 a.m. story deadline and my 10:30 shift behind the bar at Papa Grande’s.

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 week from an apparent heart attack.

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 getting a hold of my new phone number, somehow getting stuck in line at the bank behind Gary Busey… The list goes on.

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.

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 learn how to skateboard in order to save yet another mall from yet another absurd premise, solidifying my long-held theory that Adam Sandler isn’t even trying anymore and is, in fact, just messing with us now.

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 offends another. It’s exhausting — ridiculous, even — and it’s certainly other adjectives that further emphasize the point I’m trying to make.

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.

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 before he had his own movie and signature board, Matt Meola after he won Taylor Steele’s first ever “Innersection” contest and Taylor Steele himself. This past winter, I got to interview WNBA star Ellena Delle Donne.

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 States of America. Surely, geopolitics is to blame, but I have a feeling that making the Kardashians famous probably has something to do with it, as well.

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 — not only in basketball but in sports in general and, really, in life.

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.

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?

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