“Rescue Me” Imitated The Detroit Sound

by Kevin Burton    From the heart of the Motown era came a million-selling hit that typified the Detroit sound.     But the song has been doubly mistaken through the years, shortchanging the artist whose vocal command made it a classic.    That song was “Rescue Me,” and it was a bit of a rescue …

Felines Compete In Quarantine Olympics

by Kevin Burton    With the (relatively) new year and our new household additions, the Burtons are taking quarantine competition to the next level.    It’s the next level down, but hey, it is the next level.    Welcome to the Quarantine Olympics. Last year it was mostly Yahtzee that helped us pass the time. …

Here’s To Socrates And Travis Kelce

by Kevin Burton    “The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates, the Greek philosopher who was said to have driven people to distraction with his constant questioning.    “There were times where I feel like I was just out there thinking too much instead of just playing instinctual football. It’s definitely something that …

Here’s My Farewell To Fantasy Football

by Kevin Burton   There was a day in 2003 when I took a late afternoon city bus ride to a music store, just in case.     Undefeated Ohio State would play defending champion and heavily-favored Miami of Florida for the college football championship that night. I needed a copy of “Celebration,” on Kool and …

Hey Yahoo, Ya-hooey, Out Of My Face!

by Kevin Burton    I’ve got Travis Kelce on my fantasy team.    Such a sentence I never thought I would utter. But there you have it.    Tuesday night was draft night for the USA Legends fantasy football league.  The Legends were/are a new beep baseball team made up of older players from all …

USA Women Get Silver At Paralympics

by Kevin Burton    The USA women’s goalball team will come home with silver medals after a 9-2 loss to Turkey in the Paralympic final in Tokyo this morning.     The now two-time defending champion Turkey avenged its only loss of the tournament, a 4-3 loss to the US in the group stage.    Asya …

USA Men’s Goalball Third In Group A

by Kevin Burton    After stunning world champion Brasil yesterday, USA men’s goalball was brought crashing back to earth after an 11-1 loss to host Japan in Paralympic goalball this morning.        The United States Association of Blind Athletes on its website called the win over Brasil a “statement game,” saying the USA is …

Vipers Alums Together In Hall Of Fame

by Kevin Burton    More notes from the Beep Baseball World Series just competed Saturday:    I did not know until the day before the ceremony that my longtime Columbus teammate and friend Rob Weigand was being inducted into the Beep Baseball Hall of Fame at the same time I was.    I was notified …

Legends Hang On, Beat Bayou City Heat

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends scored six in the top of the first, then held on to beat Bayou City 11-10 Friday.    The win earned the team 11th place in the 2021 National Beep Baseball Association World Series.  The grand experiment in AARP beepball netted four wins and four losses against younger …

Legends Fade Under The Wichita Heat

by Kevin Burton    The following is not a Page 7 exclusive by any means, everybody knows it: in the sports world, Father Time is still undefeated.    It is true in all sports, even baseball for the blind.    Father Time administers a butt kicking even more consistently than the Indy Thunder.    To …