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Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros celebrates with his teammates Jason Castro #15, Luis Valbuena #18 and Marwin Gonzalez #9 after defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros celebrates with his teammates Jason Castro #15, Luis Valbuena #18 and Marwin Gonzalez #9 after defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Notes and Rants for Tuesday

Some notes and rants with one having nothing to do with the other.

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A Life Ended Too Soon

As I’ve said before one of the first things I read when I open the Asbury Park Press are the obituaries. It’s something I’ve done for the better part of thirty years and not because I enjoy reading them but it’s simply a way to keep track of those who have been in and out of your life. A good day is one in which you don’t know anyone listed.

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Brick cheerleaders keep dry during Friday night's game with Jackson
Brick cheerleaders keep dry during Friday night's game with Jackson (Ray Richardson)
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Playin’ In The Rain

A little of this and a little of that following a weekend that produced plenty of rain and wind, some flooding and a lot of anxiety but thank goodness, no hurricane.

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, Dylan Rebeor with his teammates on the Columbia, Tennessee high school football team
Dylan Rebeor with his teammates on the Columbia, Tennessee high school football team (FightLikeDylan.org)
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Who Fights Like Dylan on the Jersey Shore?

It was somewhat ironic that at about the same time Warren Hills senior Evan Murray died tragically while playing football I received a press release announcing Russell Athletics’ fifth annual “Fight Like Dylan Award.” That’s because the award honors high school teams that have shown determination, inspiration and perseverance through sports and clearly Warren Hills will need a big dose of that to get through this season.

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Hurricane flags fly at a home in Bradley Beach
Hurricane flags fly at a home in Bradley Beach (Bud McCormick)
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Joaquin’s Effects Already Felt on the Football Field

Joaquin is still days away and there are indications that the worst weather we face is not from that storm but a system that will likely hit us on Friday. As a result several high school football games have already been moved and more could follow.

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2014 Toms River Student Loan Fund honorees with Fund president Peter Van Dyke
2014 Toms River Student Loan Fund honorees with Fund president Peter Van Dyke ( Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Best Kept Secret in Toms River

It’s been around since 1937 and is often called the best-kept secret in Toms River, even though it’s not meant to be.

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Evan Murray
Evan Murray (Sevian Frangipane)
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Resisting The Rush to Judgement

Clearly we live in a time when often there is a rush to judgement following a tragedy because someone or some group needs to be blamed.

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Kevin Williams with the Rita's mascot at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
Kevin Williams with the Rita's mascot at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival (Townsquare Media NJ)
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What Happened to September?

It seems like yesterday I was lamenting how quickly the summer came and went and now we are in the final days of September and I’m wondering what happened to this month. I know Labor Day was late but it seems like the month flew by and here were are with October right around the corner.

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(L-R) Kevin Williams, St John Vianney coach Derek Sininsky, junior linebacker Tyler Tedeschi and Ed Sarluca (Townsquare Media NJ)
(L-R) Kevin Williams, St John Vianney coach Derek Sininsky, junior linebacker Tyler Tedeschi and Ed Sarluca (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Toms River’s Gridiron Civil War

The third full week of the high school football season features the annual matchup of Toms River South and Toms River North which has been billed as the area’s version of the “Civil War.” It’s the 44th meeting between the two rivals going back to 1972 and it’s produced some memorable moments and great upsets.

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: A moment of silence is held in honor of the late Yogi Berra before the game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves
A moment of silence is held in honor of the late Yogi Berra before the game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves (Elsa/Getty Images)
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Yogi Berra: Loved by 100% of most baseball fans

With the recent passing of baseball legend Yogi Berra there has been a lot said and written about concerning his famous quotes or as they are often referred to, “Yogi-isms.” Seems about half of what he is credited with saying are true although even those might have been embellished over the years.

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Bill Bruno (R) and his wife Jeanette
Bill Bruno (R) and his wife Jeanette (Ed Sarluca, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Heaping Praise On Bill Bruno

Administrators, teachers, secretaries, coaches, fellow athletic directors and others paid tribute to retiring Brick Memorial Athletic Director and Social Studies Supervisor Bill Bruno at Woodlake County Club Tuesday.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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Old School and Proud Of It

When someone says you are “old school” it’s there way of telling you that you are old fashioned and maybe disconnected from the way things are today. However the accepted definition of “old school” is anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. In that case I am “old school” and proud of it.

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