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FROM DEATH, THERE IS LIFE

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As a child I can remember taking summer trips with my family to visit relatives who had a home in the Poconos. Now I was more of an ocean guy as opposed to lakes (and still am today), but excursions to Lake Naomi were always memorable. My cousins: Brian, Shawn, and Chris, were die-hard Mets fans. We would spend hours mimicking Bob Murphy home-run calls while splashing in the water. Aside from baseball, we also enjoyed talking football, and basketball. One sport that never came up was auto-racing. Little did we know at the time but, we were very close to the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. That same Pocono Raceway has been in the news recently because IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from injuries sustained in a crash held there on Sunday. Wilson was just 37 years old, a terrible tragedy. However, as the result of his untimely death, six people won much more than an IndyCar race.

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HELP ME RONDA…

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Help, help me Ronda. Frequent readers of the My 2 Sense blog, will recognize that music and sports often collide here. That’s for good reason as I love both. Sometimes I have to reach for a correlation; this week’s practically wrote itself. I’m speaking here of Ronda Rousey, and with a nod to the 1965 Beach Boys hit single “Help Me Rhonda”,(notice the same name is spelled differently), I need Ms. Rousey (or someone) to explain to me this brutal sport known as Mixed Martial Arts or MMA.

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