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 By Joe Kazmar    Sports 

Kaz's Korner

Playing a 60-game schedule without any fans appears to have hurt interest in the major leagues due mainly to the excessive length of the contests believed to be caused by home... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The Houston Astros must be mad!! They are upset over the fact the Oakland A's won the American League West Division title last season. They are angry over the catcalls the A's fans... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

It was a couple of days after Christmas in 2018 when my grandson Logan Smith and his family were visiting Orange for the holidays. Logan was home in Lufkin from West Point on the... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

While most of the sports fans around the country were paying attention to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament and how they were doing on their personal bracket, fans in t... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Major League Baseball has been trying to speed up the game for the past few decades, but unfortunately with very little success. Last year’s shortened 60-game season saw a couple... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Last week’s column about the possibilities of where J.J. Watt would end up was already in the paper ready to be printed to hit the streets when the blockbuster news he had signed... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

To no one’s surprise, when the final gun sounded and ended a 4-12 season for the Houston Texans, it would be the last game J.J. Watt would play in a Texans uniform. The 10-year... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The unusual blast of wintry weather prevented our newspaper from hitting the streets last week, although my column got to those I e-mail and the others appearing on our website.... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

I’ve been writing this column for more than a half century, and today (Monday) is the first time in my career that I’m doing it with several inches of snow on the ground,... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

I was one of the perhaps 90 per cent of sports analysts who picked the Kansas City Chiefs to successfully defend their world championship in Super Bowl LV Sunday night incorrectly,... — Updated 2/9/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Sunday's Super Bowl LV at Tampa Bay will feature several historic firsts when the hosting Buccaneers meet the defending world champion Kansas City Chiefs in a game that kicks off a... — Updated 2/2/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be happy to get into Super Bowl LV Feb. 7, but they may not be overjoyed to be the first out of the last 108 Super Bowl teams to be playing in Raymond... — Updated 1/26/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

I predicted in last week's Korner that the Tampa Bay-New Orleans Divisional Playoff game would by hyped more than the other three match-ups. The focus of the media was about the... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The opening round of the National Football League-the Wild Card Round-was designed to give some of the league's better teams that didn't win a division crown a taste of the... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

Playoff Games This Weekend AFC BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-6) over BUFFALO BILLS (14-3) 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo (NBC)—MY PROJECTED SCORE—Baltimore 31- Buffalo 27 (Upset... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

This is my annual National Football League "Wild Card" Playoff column and I had no idea what the Las Vegas odds were on the six games being played this weekend. Then a brainstorm... — Updated 1/5/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

2021 NFL “Wild Card” Playoff Games This Weekend AFC Conference BUFFALO (13-3) over INDIANAPOLIS (11-5) 12:05 p.m. Sat. at Buffalo (CBS). BALTIMORE (11-5) over TENNESSEE (11-5)... — Updated 1/5/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Here we are, two days before the beginning of a new year and four days before knowing which National Football League teams will be vying for the coveted Lombardi Trophy which goes... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

Bowl Games This Week DUKE’S MAYO BOWL—11 a.m. Today in Charlotte, N. Car. (ESPN), Wisconsin (3-3) over Wake Forest (4-4). MUSIC CITY BOWL—2:30 p.m. Today in Nashville, TN.... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

While waiting in line to see if I was old enough to qualify for my vaccine shot, this burly dude with a white beard and straggly white hair comes barging in a shoved his way ahead... — Updated 12/22/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

BOWL GAMES NEW ORLEANS BOWL—2:30 p.m. Today in New Orleans (ESPN)—Georgia Southern over Louisiana Tech. MONTGOMERY BOWL—6 p.m. Today in Montgomery, Ala, (ESPN)—Memphis over... — Updated 12/22/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

A few years ago, I was playing in a bridge tournament and during one of the breaks I got to talking with a gentleman from the Houston area about high school football. "So, you're... — Updated 12/15/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

Area Playoff Games of Interest to Southeast Texas—Carthage (13-0) over Gilmer (14-1), Hallettsville (13-2) over Tuscola Jim Ned (14-1), Franklin (11-2) over Canadian (14-1), Mart... — Updated 12/15/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

Area Playoff Games of Interest to Southeast Texas—Carthage (12-0) over Wimberley (11-3), Gilmer (13-1) over Graham (11-1), Llano (13-0) over Hallettsville (12-2), Waskom (12-2)... — Updated 12/8/2020

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Here it is December with Christmas less than three weeks away and the football post-season only a month away. Most of the scheduled college games are between arch-rivals with most... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

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