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The New York Jets cheerleaders
The New York Jets cheerleaders (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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When Football Traditions Meet Real Life

I felt we needed a little levity today in light of recent developments so I’m lifting this from the current issue of Men’s Health in which ESPN’S Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic offered their thoughts on football traditions we need in real life.

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Trash can in Seaside Park following an explosion
Trash can in Seaside Park following an explosion (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Terrorism Comes to Seaside Park

We have watched in recent years many acts of violence, including those that were terrorism and breathed a somewhat sigh of relief that nothing like that happens around here. That day almost came on Saturday.

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Brick players Ja’sir Taylor and Dean Helstowski with Ed Sarluca & Kevin Williams on the Gateway Toyota Coaches Corner at RiverRock last night
Brick players Ja’sir Taylor and Dean Helstowski with Ed Sarluca & Kevin Williams on the Gateway Toyota Coaches Corner at RiverRock last night (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Time to Move On from Central-East Incident

I was able to view video of the incident between Central and Toms River East and to be honest the fight was not that big of a deal and most of the problems resulted from players coming off the bench. It’s time to move on.

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A crowd at the MAC at Monmouth University
A crowd at the MAC at Monmouth University (Bud McCormick)
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Parents Crossing the (Side)line

It seems like at least once a year I address the issue of how parents’ involvement in high school and youth sports has crossed the line and often provides a sad commentary on the times we live in. I did not plan on bringing that up today until a co-worker sent me an article which detailed how some of the most successful coaches in central New York have resigned or been forced out by over-the-top parents.

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Toms River East during a scrimmage
Toms River East during a scrimmage (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Central/Toms River East Fight: A Lesson For Other Teams to Learn

The on-field skirmish between Central and Toms River East automatically bans them from taking part in the state playoffs provides a lesson for other teams to learn from.

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Kevin in his summer wear in September
Kevin in his summer wear in September (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Carrying The Torch for Summer

I don’t pretend to me some kind of fashion expert but thanks to my wife and some common sense I have a decent idea of what looks good and what does not, especially when it comes to coordinating colors.

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Donovan Catholic football team during the National Anthem
Donovan Catholic football team during the National Anthem (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Question of Rights vs. Respect

The National Anthem has been front and center more than ever in recent weeks, ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during the playing of it before a pre-season game. The issue has spilled over to college and high school games.

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Starting lineup for Brick Memorial
Starting lineup for Brick Memorial (Ray Richardson)
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The First Full Week of Football

Welcome to the first full week of the season when all 43 football-playing schools in the Shore Conference take the field not only worrying about the team on the other side but things like heat exhaustion, dehydration and muscle cramps.

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Summer season on the beach in Seaside Park
Summer season on the beach in Seaside Park (Jane Williams)
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Extend the Season and Celebrate Local Summer

I was as guilty as anyone who made it sound like Labor Day weekend was the final one of summer. Yes unofficially we consider that the end of the summer “season” as schools are now open and in terms of vacationers or visitors most of them are gone. However as you will feel today summer is still very much here in terms of weather and this time of year is often a favorite of those who live here.

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Kids get on a school bus
Kids get on a school bus (Suzanne Kirby, Townsquare Media NJ)
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School buses and a BlueClaws playoff run welcome fall

Welcome back to those of you whose listening habits change during the summer when school is not in session. I clearly missed you more than you missed me and I’m glad we’ll be once again sharing this time every morning.

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