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About markbialczak

Mark Bialczak is a veteran journalist. He started his blog, markbialczak.com, in February, 2013, to write about music, entertainment, sports and life.

Stare at the Little White Ball and Swing, Just Don’t Wiffy

As we prepare to flip our mental calendars to April, thoughts turn to the outdoors. Green grass, sprawling acres of it to walk, inhale deep into souls, feel under our toes. Pardon me, allergy sufferers or big lawn cutters. I’m … Continue reading

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For 3 Laps, All the Drivers Chased Young Elliott

The NASCAR folks used to call his old man Wild Bill because of his fearlessness steering through right spaces. Later they called him Million Dollar Bill because he was so good beating everybody else to the finish line. But the … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day from Punxsutawney Phil

How many of you have gained all of your knowledge about the big holiday Hoo-ha today from the movie? You know, Groundhog Day, the Lay’s Potato Chip of a flick starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell from 1993 that you … Continue reading

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Diamond Stone No Longer Looks In the Rough

My University of Maryland basketball team has a tough freshman in the middle this season. The young man making noise for my alma mater is Diamond Stone. Yes, that’s his real name. Precious, I think. Says the university media guide: … Continue reading

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I Hope Hearing about Bennet Omalu Doesn’t Make Your Head Hurt

A movie about concussions is coming to a theater near you on Christmas Day. Will Smith figures that the subject is important enough that he hung his star on it. I’ve seen the trailers for Concussion on the big screen. … Continue reading

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