Ben’s Beat

  • Listening, Part 1 (August 12, 2015)

    Listening is the topic of my next two columns. With fall sports getting underway, there’s a significant amount of listening going on.  Even if the athlete is returning to the team...

  • Trading Troy Tulowitzki (July 28, 2015)

    The Rockies traded Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays. Half the Rockies fans immediately erupted in outrage. The other half were already asleep. I’m not going to write about the...

  • Stay Better (July 21, 2015)

    I wrote last week about the phrase “Be Better,” which developed from this year’s Sterling Xpress season.  As the season came to the close this past weekend, one win shy of...

  • Be Better (July 14, 2015)

    I’m the hardest person on myself.  I always have been.  It may not show on the outside but I spend countless time beating myself up for poor choices, or at least...

  • The Bank Required a Password Change (July 7, 2015)

    Apparently several key people in certain areas of my life came across some hypothetical and heavily fermented “election punch” unifying the idea that change was a good idea.  From a cell...

  • Staying Withing the System (June 23, 2015)

    Father’s Day with the Xpress tied in the bottom of the seventh and two outs.  Every player dreams of stepping to the plate in that situation.  Luke Lingreen found himself in...

  • The Wheel Keeps Rolling (June 16, 2015)

    In life we’re faced with challenges.  We make a choice.  And that has a consequence.  That becomes another challenge.  We make another choice.  And that has a consequence.  So goes the...

  • Building an All-Star Team (June 2, 2015)

    I really think radio is something I’ve always been meant to do.  I remember when the Broncos were on TV when I was little, I wouldn’t sit and watch.  I’d go...

  • Wrapping Up NJC Baseball 2015 (May 13, 2015)

    Disappointment was an unfitting end for the Northeastern Baseball team in the spring of 2015.  Freshman Chase Dunker and sophomore Matt Wood provided gems in their final starts of the season...

  • Enjoying the Sweet Science (May 6, 2015)

    I was talking with a local media member last Saturday after Northeastern’s Baseball series with Lamar.  We weren’t talking about the baseball game we had just witnessed.  Like much of the...

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