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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst FourThoughts – U.S. Soccer Escapes Death and Vandy Takes The Series

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – I play fantasy football, baseball and basketball, but I am not addicted to playing fantasy sports games. I can stop, cold turkey, anytime I want to…right after fantasy tennis season is done. Here are my FourThoughts for this week.

U.S. Survives Group of Death

The U.S. Men’s Soccer team lost to Germany Thursday afternoon, 1-0, in their last game of group competition in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and fans of the team across America cheered.

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) looks to control the ball against United States defender Fabian Johnson (23) and midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) during the first half of the match during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco. (Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports)

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) looks to control the ball against United States defender Fabian Johnson (23) and midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) during the first half of the match during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco. (Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports)

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst FourThoughts – Spurs and U.S. Soccer Winners

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – I planned to go to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but I heard one of my exes had become a witch doctor and was a big fan of Ghana, so I decided not to risk it. Here are my sports FourThoughts for this week.

GoSpursGo

It is no secret I am a Spurs fan. Just like heroes at the end of old kung fu movies, standing over the defeated body of the villain who killed their master, I am basking in the glow of satisfied vengeance. With three dominating performances in a row, the Spurs avenged last season’s heartbreaking loss to the Heat and became the 2013-14 NBA Champions.

San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (middle) waves to the crowd during NBA championship celebrations at Alamodome. (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (middle) waves to the crowd during NBA championship celebrations at Alamodome. (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts – April Madness and War

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – Someone broke the watercooler at the last office party and my grapevine died in this crazy weather. So here are my Fourthoughts for this week.

March Madness Ends With Clash of the Titans: I would guess most who read the above title assumed I was referring to the showdown of Kentucky vs. Uconn for the NCAA Men’s Tournament Championship. After all, it has been a wild tournament and the storylines for these two teams have sports writers drooling like Victoria Secret came out with a new line of lingerie with the colors and logo of pro sports teams.

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – Welcome to the first edition of Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts

There is the real world, and then there is the sports world. A lot of people happily commute back and forth between the two. This is for those commuters, dressed like Clark Kent, but when they emerge from a McDonald’s bathroom (due to lack of phone booths in 2014) they have on their favorite sports jersey and foam finger, ready to talk about the latest update that just popped up from the ESPN app on their smart phone.

APSU Athletic Department to reveal a new “visual identity series” including a new primary logo, Governor Peay logo and an updated word mark Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Athletic Department to reveal a new “visual identity series” including a new primary logo, Governor Peay logo and an updated word mark Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

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Austin Peay State University announces Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN - Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Hall of Fame inductees announced (APSU Sports)

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APSU Governors Basketball begins season with home exhibition against Central Missouri Mules

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s unofficial start to the 2013-14 men’s basketball season will occur 7:00pm, Monday when the Govs play their traditional exhibition foe, perennial Division II power Central Missouri, in Dave Aaron Arena.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Brittney Sparn-APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball. (Brittney Sparn-APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball add Serigne Mboup to roster

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Serigne Mboup, a 6-7, 190-pound forward from Senegal, has signed a financial aid agreement to play basketball at Austin Peay State University.

Mboup, who comes to APSU from New Mexico Military Institute, will take Matt Hasse’s spot on the roster (Hasse retired early due to medical reasons).

APSU Sports - Austin Peay State University

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University of Tennessee to retire Dale Ellis’ Jersey in ceremony next year

 

UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary men’s basketball player Dale Ellis by retiring his No. 14 jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee athletics department announced Thursday.

Ellis – a two-time first-team All-American – will become the fourth player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. He joins Bernard King (No. 53), Ernie Grunfeld (No. 22) and Allan Houston (No. 20).

No. 14 Dale Ellis

No. 14 Dale Ellis

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Clarksville girl meets New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis

 

Hank BonecutterClarksville TN – When 14 year old Kaitlan McLaughlin boarded a plane with her mother Deanna to fly to her grandfather’s funeral in Vancouver Washington, little did she know what a surprise awaited her when she got there.

She would meet NBA star Anthony Davis with the New Orleans Hornets.

Let’s start from the beginning.

(L to R) Deanna McLaughlin, Anthony Davis and Kaitlan McLaughlin.

(L to R) Deanna McLaughlin, Anthony Davis and Kaitlan McLaughlin.

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