Eli takes center stage

By Eddie Pells, The Associated Press PHOENIX — Baby brothers across America know hardship. They grow up playing “permanent center” while the bigger kids get to be quarterbacks and wide receivers. They lose every game of Monopoly and Risk, every wrestling match and household power struggle until their 15th birthday — if they’re lucky. And […]

Manning potshots belie team concept

By Karl Terry He can’t win the big game. That’s the big knock on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. That argument is hogwash and has nothing to do with Manning’s greatness or his team’s chances today in the Super Bowl. Another great quarterback wore the same tag around his neck — even longer than Manning […]

One Super Sunday

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The 1985 Chicago Bears went 15-1 in the regular season, outscored their three playoff opponents 91-10, and were so confident they recorded a song for charity called “Super Bowl Shuffle” before the playoffs began. They gave opponents nightmares, but they gave then-12-year-old Darren Keith some of the greatest moments of […]

Bosque holds artisans’ festival

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Eleanore Nestlerode captures nature on strands of yarn. In an open-air studio, against a desert backdrop of mesquite and amber, she dunks long coils of cloudy yarn into steaming pots of water. Plucked from their baths, they reveal a spectrum of sunny yellows, poppy reds and indigo blues. The […]

Hounds win with special teams

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The offense had a solid day, and the defense made big plays. Still, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds’ special teams were as responsible as anything for Saturday’s 33-30 win at Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both squads. He […]