Allegany Radio Sports w/ Mike Burke

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MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports There once was an unwritten agreement (the least binding kind of agreement, by the way) between state universities and their money-monster football programs, and their respective state high school athletic associations — Friday Night Lights was off limits to colleges and was strictly reserved for the high school kids […]
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Posted: September 27, 2021, 4:01 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports The last great star from Cumberland’s most famous and most important high school football game, the 1948 Turkey Day Game, is no longer with us. Wes Abrams, the great Allegany running back for the ’48 Campers, and one of the finest gentlemen who ever lived, passed away peacefully at […]
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Posted: September 23, 2021, 1:54 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports Having completed the third installment of Ken Burns’ most recent four-part documentary, “Muhammad Ali: Bigger Than Boxing; Larger Than Life” on Public Broadcast Service (the fourth and final installment is Wednesday, 8 p.m.), I find myself in complete awe – absolute awe. All over again. From the time I […]
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Posted: September 22, 2021, 2:45 pm
Allegany Radio Corporation Sports The beautiful thing about Fred McMillan was, is and always will be his insistence upon seeing the beautiful thing in you. For those of you who didn’t know Fred McMillan – though I can’t imagine anybody around here not knowing Fred McMillan – his start into moving onward and upward came […]
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Posted: September 17, 2021, 2:58 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports The Baltimore Ravens were pretty beat up before their first game, a gruesome 33-27 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, was even played on Monday night, given the 11 players who were on the injured reserve, including the top three running backs on the roster, as well as […]
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Posted: September 14, 2021, 3:16 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports Sitting in the kitchen here drinking beer, eating Ledo pizza and watching the first #NFLTheTVShow presentation for the coming season. Ah, the glamorous life of the sports writer … I haven’t believed the NFL since I was in the fourth grade when the New York Jets won Super Bowl […]
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Posted: September 9, 2021, 7:52 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports It felt like the old days when college football was played almost exclusively on sunny Saturday afternoons in front of large enthusiastic crowds just happy to be there to root on their school or their favorite team. It was West Virginia and Maryland renewing their once-annual border-state rivalry in […]
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Posted: September 7, 2021, 2:26 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports If you’re a Maryland fan, it’s West Virginia week. If you’re a West Virginia fan, you pretend like it’s no big deal — just another game on the schedule, not unlike the way Duke basketball used to say they felt about Maryland “Not our rivals” basketball. But, okay … […]
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Posted: September 3, 2021, 1:48 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports I remember it as though it were yesterday. An article I had written about Fort Hill High School’s Ty Johnson receiving an offer to play football for the University of Maryland had appeared in that morning’s Cumberland Times-News. As I sat down at my favorite spot in my favorite […]
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Posted: September 1, 2021, 6:27 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Radio Corporation Sports It’s the greatest two weeks of the sports year – easily. It’s the U.S. Open, stupid. That’s what I did all day Monday, and that’s what I will do all day, every day for the next two weeks. Baseball gets a break – a much needed break, given the […]
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Posted: August 31, 2021, 3:19 pm