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My dream as a kid was to be a sportswriter. And even though my passion was baseball, I always wanted to be a hockey writer. I’m not sure why.

When I graduated the University of Miami with a degree in journalism in 1974 there was no doubt in my mind I had the credentials to cover the New York Rangers– I was Sports Editor, Executive Sports Editor and then I channeled my inner Perry White and was selected Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper, the Miami Hurricane, which was a national award winner for excellence in journalism. I don’t remember what award we won but I still really like saying it …

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Sunday Morning Coffee — February 23, 2020 — A Week of Vegas Winners and Losers

23 Feb 2020 I By Roy Berger

Las Vegas is a town of winners and losers. Actually, for Vegas to be Vegas, there have to be a lot more losers than winners though that wasn’t necessarily the…

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Sunday Morning Coffee — February 16, 2020 — Hocus-Pocus, The High Road, Daniel and Other Things

16 Feb 2020 I By Roy Berger

Las Vegas, Nevada — The late, great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, whom I was fortunate enough to read near the end of his career in the New York Journal-American, was the…

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Sunday Morning Coffee — February 9, 2020 — The Law of Baseball

09 Feb 2020 I By Roy Berger

We have very little in common. Come to think of it, we actually have a lot in common. Vernon Law will celebrate his 90th birthday next month. I’ll be 68…

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Sunday Morning Coffee — January 19, 2020 — Send in the Clown

19 Jan 2020 I By Roy Berger

Congratulations Las Vegas, you are growing up as a sports city. You’ve always been a special event, entertainment and sports gambling town, but now you’ve crossed the white lines into…

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Sunday Morning Coffee — January 12, 2020 — Left Behind

12 Jan 2020 I By Roy Berger

Clemson, LSU and 75,000 partisans will be in New Orleans Monday night for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game.  For the first time in four years, I won’t…

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Sunday Morning Coffee — December 22, 2019 — Tidying Up For The Holidays

22 Dec 2019 I By Roy Berger

Time to clear the desk which is covered with holiday cards, bills and important stuff like this: Hanukkah begins tonight. I love the description I read last week of the…

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