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Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers
Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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NFL Can’t Contain Its Problems

Never during a pro football season has there been such little talk about pro football which I guess is a good thing for the Giants. 

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Home runs for Heroes recipients
Homer uns for Heroes recipients (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Home Runs for Heroes Pays Off

It was not a good season on the field for the Lakewood BlueClaws but the 34 home runs they hit at FirstEnergy Park provided some good news for 10 local charities that help military families and veterans.  

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Kevin tailgates with his wife Jane and daughter Alex tailgate before the Rutgers-Penn State game at High Point Solutions Stadium
Kevin tailgates with his wife Jane and daughter Alex tailgate before the Rutgers-Penn State game at High Point Solutions Stadium (Townsquare Media NJ)
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We are…winners over Rutgers

My voice or lack thereof is a result of Saturday’s Penn State-Rutgers football game.

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Entrance to Jackson Liberty High School
Entrance to Jackson Liberty High School (Google street view)
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The high school football season begins for all

The first full weekend of the high school football season features battles for the bragging rights of three towns and a trio of Class A South matchups that may help separate contenders from pretenders right off the bat. 

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A woman places flowers in the inscribed names along the edge of the North Pool Memorial site during observances at the site of the World Trade Center
A woman places flowers in the inscribed names along the edge of the North Pool Memorial site during observances at the site of the World Trade Center (Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)
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9/11: Horror, Tragedy and Heroism.

9/11.  There was a time when they were just a pair of numbers but as we’ll be reminded again today it’s the date of an unprecedented terrorist attack on our country and one that was particularly devastating to so many at the Jersey Shore.

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Beaver Stadium
Beaver Stadium (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Reversing a Rush to Judgement

On a day when the sports news was dominated by the latest developments surrounding now former Ravens running back Ray Rice it was easy to miss the story in which the NCAA admitted it went way overboard in the sanctions it placed on the Penn State football program in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal.

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Linebacker Glenn Carson #56 of the Arizona Cardinals on the sidelines
Linebacker Glenn Carson #56 of the Arizona Cardinals on the sidelines (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Soft Sand and Insane Inflatables

Many of the 4,000 who took part Saturday in the inaugural Insane Inflatable 5K on the beach in Seaside Park found out the hard way that heat and soft sand can test even those in tip-top shape.

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Toms River South players and coaches talking during last night's scrimmage against Ocean. Both teams are ranked in the Shore Sports Network Pre-season Top 10. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
Toms River South players and coaches talking during last night's scrimmage against Ocean. Both teams are ranked in the Shore Sports Network Pre-season Top 10. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Let the High School Football Games Begin

The 2014 high school football season officially gets underway tonight and 16 weeks later will end with a host of state sectional championship games. 

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NJSIAA's office in Robbinsville
NJSIAA's office in Robbinsville (Google Street View)
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The Rules of High School Football Recruitment

Thursday morning in Robbinsville the eligibility appeals committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association will hear the case of highly regarded football standout Rashan Gary and its one that will be of interest to schools across the state. 

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BlueClaws Win Attendance Championship

On the field this year was not a very good season for the Lakewood BlueClaws as their 53-84 record was the worst in the South Atlantic League and also the worst in the 14 years the Phillies Class “A” team has called Lakewood its home. 

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Kevin Williams on the final unofficial day of summer in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams on the final unofficial day of summer in Seaside Park (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Unofficial Goodbye to Summer

Forgetting for a moment that the calendar says there is still three more weeks of it and today might be the hottest day of it summer unofficially ended at the Jersey Shore yesterday. 

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Members of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrate after defeating the Washington State Cougars 41-38 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle
Members of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrate after defeating the Washington State Cougars 41-38 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Summer’s Curtain Call

Before too long the summer wind will not be blowing in from anywhere and Labor Day weekend for many is the curtain-call on the summer season. 

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