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Columns

  • More than just a game

    On Feb. 2, millions of people tuned in to Super Bowl XLVIII for a night of competition. I am one of them – but for different reasons.
    For the diehard fans of football, the Super Bowl is the Armageddon of the season - the final showdown between good and evil (always your team being good and the other team being evil, of course).
    I can’t even imagine being a fan of an underdog team that makes it to final fight. That must be an especially epic battle.

  • Second try at Super Bowl picks

     By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    I’m a big enough man to admit when I’m wrong, so here it is: my Super Bowl picks were awful. 

    The Panthers lost in bad fashion to the 49ers in their first playoff game, and the Patriots fell in an equally lopsided contest to Denver. 

    So there it is. I’m wrong, all my friends were right, and I’m a bumbling idiot who knows nothing about sports (they told me I had to say that last part).

  • Hopes too high for Worm

     Being a celebrity or professional athlete has its ups and downs. Sure, there’s money, big houses, fast cars, private jets, etc. But there is also the fact you get scrutinized for anything, and everything. Take Lindsay Lohan for example, or Michael Vick, both of whom would have zero or very little press time if they were ordinary people.

    But what about Dennis Rodman?

  • Going pro in Kentucky

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

  • New goal for the New Year

    Every now and again, the world, or a community, or a family, or a sport, loses an important figure.
    Sometimes, it seems like these losses come in pairs or trios. Sometimes, they can be expected, sometimes, out of the blue.
    Often, it seems, these strings of deaths have little in common with myself, or anyone I know. But when thrown in the mix of a new year, these deaths can’t help but make me think a little bit harder about life.

  • Looking ahead in the NFL

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    All right, let’s talk NFL playoffs. As with every season, several teams’ fates are undecided going into Week 17. Among those are perennial playoff teams like the Packers (7-7-1), the Bears (8-7), the Eagles (9-6), and the Cowboys (8-7). There are some very interesting storylines playing out, like the story in the NFC South. 

  • Give me an S-P-O-R-T!

    What makes a sport, well, a sport?

    Is it competition? Athletics?

    A combination of both?

    I caught myself asking this when I was browsing through sports news a few weeks ago. I asked the question because ESPN’s website had a section for billiards. 

    Billiards? I thought. Billiards isn’t a sport!

  • All for one and done?

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    Because I’m the world’s worst sports fan, and also a part time masochist, I often ask myself, “What’s the worst thing about college sports?” 

    Is it the disregard for education in favor of athletics? Is it the commercialization of student athletes? Is it the bureaucratic show that is the BCS Bowl season? 

  • Winter games will soon be here

    Outside of working for The Lebanon Enterprise, I don’t watch a lot of sports.
    I suppose you could compare that to someone who makes chocolate for a living, I am sure they don’t eat a lot of it outside of work, either.
    Because of this fact, I found myself in a pickle when it came time to write this column.
    As I struggled to find a topic, I was quickly reminded that the Olympics are right around the corner.

  • Injuries on the rise in NFL

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent