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Football History from 1938 Saved

By at September 16, 2011 | 11:45 am |

Football History from 1938 Saved

While delving into the passion that sets New Britain High football apart, I came upon an interesting story a few years back. I was working out at Unionville’s Valley Fitness Center with an old friend Kevin Roche when he told me that he had a piece of NBHS nostalgia at his Farmington home and would like to get it in the right hands. He presented me with a more...

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Tebucky Personifies A New Britain Rebirth

By at September 16, 2011 | 11:30 am |

Tebucky Personifies A New Britain Rebirth

I witnessed the playing days of Tebucky Jones in the early 1990s from behind a keyboard. What’s needless to say is that he was a great high school running back. What bears repeating are his numbers – 4,537 yards rushing, 60 touchdowns and 2,133 rushing yards in his senior season, leading the Hurricanes to their first state championship since the CIAC began the more...

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New Britain Sports Has That Certain Something

By at September 9, 2011 | 11:00 am |

New Britain Sports Has That Certain Something

The intangible characteristic that depicts sports tradition in New Britain as time-honored beyond most is best described by a French saying that has found a niche in English because English scholars cannot find a better way to say it. Je ne sais quoi. A less elegant way of saying it is that when it comes to sports, New Britain has that “certain something.” more...

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A Bit About the New NBCJ Sportswriter

By at September 9, 2011 | 10:45 am |

A Bit About the New NBCJ Sportswriter

My guess is that New Britain sports fans know me. I wrote locally for the New Britain Herald for 15 years, and in the process made lots of friends and literally thousands of acquaintances. For 14 seasons, I covered the Rock Cats. During the fall and winter, I was a fixture at New Britain sports venues, so much so that they may name that lavatory across from Chick Shea more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at September 9, 2011 | 10:30 am |

Pigskin Predictions

The New York Giants take on the Washington Redskins at 4:15 p.m. Sunday for their first game of the season in Washington D.C. The Giants are suffering several key injuries including rising star Terrell Thomas. Despite injuries the offense is still strong and the pass rush is intimidating. It will play an improving Redskin team also part of the NFC East. Who will be the more...

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