Marc Elliott

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Marc Elliott is a free lance sports opinion writer. Elliott recently wrote “The Masked Fan Speaks” column for the Lake County News Chronicle for the past ten years.

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Wed. Aug. 26th, 2015

Sports, Taxpayers And The Power Elite…

Marc Elliott

For some reason I keep thinking that someday, somewhere, a major municipality is going to tell one of these major league sport teams when they come begging for a new stadium or arena with hat in hand

Thu. Aug. 13th, 2015

Viking Mick Tinglehoff Goes Into Hall Of Fame!

Marc Elliott

I think of my childhood neighbors that played for the team and what good guys they were. I think of probably never missing a game whether it was on TV

Wed. Aug. 5th, 2015

Is Big Game “Trophy” Hunting Really A Sport?

Marc Elliott

Unless you live in a cave or have been involved in some sort of inter-galactic travel over the past couple of weeks, you have no doubt heard of the story of the hunting and killing of Zimbabwe’s beloved male Lion, “Cecil”.

Thu. Jul. 23rd, 2015

Western Conference Ripe For The Taking

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So lets do a quick elimination of teams that I do not believe will get one of the available playoff positions for next years Stanley Cup tourney.

Wed. Jul. 15th, 2015

Funny Things Do Happen In Sports Sometimes

Marc Elliott

Just spent the weekend here and have studied some of the history of the Choctaw Nation and the Trail of Tears. This is a gut wrenching read but I would advise you to read it anyway.

Thu. Jul. 9th, 2015

Some Random Sports Thought, Starting With…

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It turns out that the fan, Zack Hample, is actually a pro’s pro at homerun and foul ball retrieval, nabbing 30 homerun balls and at least 8,000 others during his time as a fan of the game.

Thu. Apr. 30th, 2015

Wild Oust St. Louis Blues

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It’s Sunday April 16th, 1972. Five of my neighborhood homeboys and I are sitting in a packed Met Sports Center with 15,000 plus of our closest hockey friends. We are sitting in 2nd level seats, but we are right on the center ice red line.

Wed. Apr. 22nd, 2015

The Stanley Cup Tourney Rages Forth!

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The greatest hockey tourney on the planet is going full steam ahead and there have been some surprises thus far, but by and large the Stanley Cup tournament is going as about expected and that is to expect the unexpected

Wed. Apr. 15th, 2015

NHL Stanely Cup Tourney Kicks Off…. NOW!

Marc Elliott

EVELETH…. By the time you open this edition of your World Wide Duluth Reader Weekly, the best hockey tourney of all will have a few games under it’s belt.

Wed. Mar. 4th, 2015

An Irreplaceable Gem….

Marc Elliott

Since September and October we knew the day was drawing near. A year ago his doctors informed us it was time to halt his treatment regimen, that it was no longer having any effect.

Wed. Feb. 18th, 2015

Do The Minnesota Wild Have A Snow Ball’s Chance In?

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The Minnesota Wild were knocking on opportunities door Monday eve out in the Rain City but the Vancouver Canucks wouldn’t open the door and went on to prevail 3-2 in an NHL Western Conference battle.

Thu. Jan. 29th, 2015

Stupor Bowl XLIX Week Is Here!

Marc Elliott

Personally I could give a rats patootie about the game itself, this sporting entertainment corporation holds no further interest for me.

Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

Team Woes Worry Wild Worshippers….

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The travails of the Minnesota Wild are continuing to be a source of despair and desperation for many fans, scribes and those associated with the team.

Wed. Dec. 31st, 2014

Let’s Go To The Rink!

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SILVER CLIFF… ’Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house… Hey, that’s about all I can remember from that little ditty, and it’s probably incorrect, too,

Wed. Dec. 24th, 2014

Some End Of The Year Random Sports Thoughts And Other Minutae…

Marc Elliott

Should I get that emotionally attached to a sporting team or event? Why not? We should all have something in our lives that we truly love and care about, and the world of sports can run from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

Ferguson MO And The ST. Louis Rams…

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WINTER HAVEN… If there is one symbol to emerge from the abyss of Ferguson that has remained in the public consciousness, it has to be that of the Ferguson protesters and the “Hands up—don’t shoot” gesture.

Wed. Sep. 24th, 2014

The Future Of The NFL…

Marc Elliott

Wait! Who in the H-E-double hockey sticks are these guys? Well, these are rostered players out on a day pass from lockup so they can play in Sunday’s game!