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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Didn’t know I was a soccer expert? Neither did I, until I was brought on to serve as the play-by-play man for ESPN+ broadcasts of VMI soccer, beginning today with the Keydets’ 5-1 win in women’s soccer action over South Carolina State.


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SummerSlam Review: WWE finally puts Roman Reigns over

Until the closing credits began to roll on the SummerSlam broadcast, you had to assume that something was going to happen.


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Duke: The second coming of the Dream Team?

It’s probably just me, but I’m eyerolling my way through the hype that Duke is getting for its barnstorming tour of Canada.


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Another installment of Reigns vs. Lesnar highlights SummerSlam weekend

Roman Reigns. Brock Lesnar. Here we go again with our hand-wringing over, does WWE finally put Reigns over as The Guy? Perhaps a bigger question heading into SummerSlam is, does Reigns-Lesnar even main-event the show?


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Another perspective on the local illegal drug problem

You read about the opioid crisis, about heroin making its return, about the Valley’s problems with meth, and you, of course, know all about the ongoing, strenuous efforts to go after the drug dealers. But, are the drug dealers the problem?


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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Summer is a slower pace for me at Augusta Free Press, but with college sports getting going again next week, the marathon begins.


The (stupid) unwritten rules, and Ronald Acuna Jr.

Jose Urena started for the Miami Marlins last night, threw one pitch, and his night was done. Urena famously plunked Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. with a 97.5-mph fastball, and no, it wasn’t an accident.


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Fake news: I’m an #enemyofthepeople?

I’ve been an #enemyofthepeople, apparently, since at least ninth grade world history class. The teacher, Mr. Corbin, would start class with a question about current events. Inevitably, I was the kid who knew the answer.


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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

I’m working on a book, working title: Poverty of Imagination, that I’m imagining as a sort of liberal answer to Hillbilly Elegy.


Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

AFP editor Chris Graham muses on life, the issues of the day and whatever.


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Getting ready for the night race at Bristol: NASCAR Podcast

Chris Graham and Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, with a focus on the week leading up to the big night race at Bristol.


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The Blogcast Podcast: Tuesday, Aug. 14

Chris Graham talks in today’s Blogcast Podcast about the Red Hen, Bo Time, Bobby Goodlatte, and white privilege.


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UVA hoops alum Devon Hall to Australia: Podcast

Chris Graham breaks down the decision of UVA basketball alum Devon Hall to sign with the NBL.


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Breaking down Devon Hall decision to sign in Australia

At first glance, it might seem odd to see UVA alum Devon Hall signing a pro contract in Australia, seemingly passing on the NBA.


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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

AFP editor Chris Graham muses on life, the issues of the day and whatever.


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Bobby Goodlatte backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis for father’s seat

Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Sixth District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, is backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis in the midterm election, tweeting that 2018 is the “year to flip districts.”


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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

AFP editor Chris Graham muses on life, the issues of the day and whatever.


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Turn the fork in the Nats, who are done

Max Scherzer has given up one run on seven hits in 14 innings in his last two starts, striking out 17 and walking two. The Nats’ record over those two games: 0-2.


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Trump, the NFL, the anthem: How this plays out

Every single NFL player is on the sidelines for the anthem. President Trump, the Tweeter-in-Chief, still not impressed.


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Winter weather forecast for UVA football coming Sept. 15

Is it another cold December for UVA football? Maybe a slightly warmer trip to the Mid-South? Holidays at home by the fire? The weather forecast becomes clearer once we’re done with Ohio U.


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Youth movement fuels optimism for VMI football in 2018

VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim, out of necessity, oversaw a youth movement in 2017, playing 30 true and redshirt freshman.


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I’m officially done with Twitter

I’ve been threatening to do this for a few months, but today, finally pulled the trigger, on Twitter.


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Chase wins at The Glen: NASCAR Podcast

Chris Graham and Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, breaking down Chase Elliott’s win at Watkins Glen, examining the latest on the Brian France story, and looking ahead to Michigan.


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How will the UVA defense look in 2018?

The UVA defense made great strides in 2017, but the ‘Hoos lose linebacker Micah Kiser, safety Quin Blanding and defensive lineman Andrew Brown from that group.


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Fight fire with fire: Or starve it of oxygen

I wrote this last year, and I think it needs reinforcing: that if we’d just ignore the white power losers when they have their little rallies, they’d just go away.