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The Food or The Football?

In a quest to find out which is more important at Thanksgiving, I’m grabbing a seat on the couch By Mike Savicki   When my editor suggested I explore the two sides of Thanksgiving that are most important to guys – food and football –…

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Freedom Fighters

Under the radar, every day of the year, there are those in our community who selflessly work to preserve and protect our freedoms. Let’s remember them on Independence Day. By Mike Savicki   For more than a decade, she has lived in the same Cornelius…

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He Keeps the Panthers Pounding

Head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion, gets the Carolina Panthers ready to battle every Sunday. By Mike Savicki   Ryan Vermillion was younger than most of the football players when he first walked in to the University of Miami’s training room and straightforwardly said, “I’m here…

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No Finish Line

For master’s champion Rob Jackson, the medals recall a life on the move By Mike Savicki   Rob Jackson is a runner. The miles motivate him and the training sustains him. Hardly a day in his life passes that he isn’t either running or thinking…

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Where Every Bolt Matters

Tom Farrell will transform your car into a work of art By Mike Savicki   Here is a simple test that will help identify your place on the “car guy knowledge scale.” Head out to your garage and dump that ever-expanding bucket of loose nuts,…

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The Kick Is Up

Carolina Panther Olindo Mare talks NFL kicking By Mike Savicki   For the overwhelming majority of the typical NFL game, Olindo Mare stands on the sidelines. He knows there’s nothing personal about the decision; he understands that staying prepared while on the sidelines is simply…