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T. Gamble

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T. GAMBLE: Weathering the SEC prediction season

OPINION: Determining winners and losers entails mulling records both on field and at the police station

Auburn is ready for another run at a national title … or the SEC cellar.

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T. GAMBLE: World Cup provides a good time for napping

OPINION: Soccer fans get excessively excited over boring stuff

According to recent reports, the United States may be finally joining the world in its soccer craze.

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T. GAMBLE: I keep hitting the wrong beach

OPINION: Golf continues to mar otherwise pleasant strolls

Clubs that drive the ball further only make me go deeper in the woods in search of my golf balls.

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T. GAMBLE: Now that is something to celebrate

OPINION: Reard Day is Aug. 4, and bring your wedding ring

For those who say the French have done nothing to celebrate, take a look at what happened on July 5, 1946.

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T. GAMBLE: Change just hinders my progress

OPINION: Why is it that when you get comfortable with something, someone improves it?

The designers of these new-fangled cars have me swigging Geritol at all hours of the day.

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T. GAMBLE: It's new preacher time for Methodist churches

Methodists swap out ministers regularly, unlike Baptists where a pastor is often there for life

We got our new preacher Sunday and, I must admit, I was favorably impressed. I, of course, have to say this or he’ll put me on the pastor parishioner’s committee.

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T. GAMBLE: Disaster strikes at the movie house

OPINION: There is nothing like a giant lizard movie and pricey popcorn on a Sunday afternoon

The disaster at the concession stand is usually worse than anything the hero of a disaster movie has to deal with.

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T. GAMBLE: Hurricane laces up and leaves port

OPINION: There is nothing like peer pressure to advance your basic skills

Football camp is another stage in growing up.

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T. GAMBLE: It was a 'special' moment at the beach

OPINION: When ice cream harkens, what's a little scratched paint?

An expedition to obtain some ice cream cones becomes an expensive and somewhat embarrassing endeavor.

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T. GAMBLE: Matchmaking rules for pro athletes, entertainers

OPINION: You can guess a star's occupation by the woman whos with him

After watching far too much sports, truisms on affairs of the heart emerge.

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T. GAMBLE: Red wine not healthy? I need a drink

OPINION: A study by Johns Hopkins knocks out last two fun health foods

The sad results of a recent study indicates resveratrol, the so-called healthy ingredient in red wine and chocolate, doesn’t actually improve health.

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T. GAMBLE: Think I’ll stick with handshake, fist bumping

Mark McCormack, sociologist at Durham University in Britain just completed a study about heterosexual males and how they interact.

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T. GAMBLE: Some Pig is hogging the sofa

OPINION: Its a classical situation, music-wise at least

Banned to the outdoors, Some Pig formerly known as Valentino has stormed back inside, laying claim to the sunroom sofa.

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T. GAMBLE: You never know when you'll need a jacket

OPINION: A mother's concern over a child being cold disregards such trivialities as the actual temperature

One constant of motherhood is an inate concern that, regardless of how hot it is, a cold front could suddenly rush in and find her child jacketless.

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T. GAMBLE: Rights break out right and left

OPINION: The explosion of rights in the U.S. could lead to a lot of rich, single Americans

If you snooze through history class, you may think your rights are restricted those actually found in the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.

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T. GAMBLE: Fathead unravels spring cleaning chore

OPINION: A dog is a security system worth its weight in baseballs

An inpromptu “Easter egg” hunt before mowing reveals a collection of used chew toys … but no neighbor’s cat.

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T. GAMBLE: When in doubt, just ask again louder

OPINION: Repeating the question will not make me know the answer

When it comes to answering questions, no means no.

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T. GAMBLE: Naked reality leads to close shaves

OPINION: Reality shows include subtle hints that the reality is not real

One can watch the show “Naked and Afraid” to learn how human beings react to extreme conditions, how they adapt and work together, blah blah blah. Or, one can watch it for the reason I do — because it has naked people on it.

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T. GAMBLE: Study examines sticky food quandary

OPINION: The only certain thing is not death or taxes, it is studying what often is the obvious

British study doesn’t instill a need to amend the 5-second rule for dropped food.

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T. GAMBLE: Congress carves the Ten Amendments

OPINION: The Ten Commandments might look different after Congress got through with them

If God had given the Ten Commandments to Congress instead of Moses, they probably would read a whole lot different today.

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T. GAMBLE: Just not cut out to be in this year

OPINION: Being on the cutting edge of fashion this year has a tough requirement

Announcing sexual preferences seems to be the in thing for 2014.

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T. GAMBLE: Illuminating the loss of another freedom

OPINION: What dim bulb had the bright idea to kill the incandescent light bulb?

America is purportedly the land of freedom, if you don’t count the freedom to read by adequate light.

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T. GAMBLE: Take care when swimming with the fishies

OPINION: Manatees, it turns out, are a lot like buddies back home — slow, fat and docile

While manatees seem relatively benign, giant man-sized fish that look hungry are nothing to play with.

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T. GAMBLE: Never go whole hog at an auction

OPINION: Adult beverages and opportunities to bid on boar hogs don not mix

Nothing says Valentine’s day like an 800-pound hog that’s named Valentine.

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T. GAMBLE: FAA has no compassion for the thirsty

OPINION: Drones could be the answer to safely quenching your thirst

FAA drones on for 74 pages about how flying beer in by remote control is against the rules.

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T. GAMBLE: There's 'snow' way we'd take a snow day

OPINION: In my day, we didn't close school for any reason

The losses of real recess, merry-go-rounds and algebra will take their toll on the latest generation.

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T. GAMBLE: Dennis Rodman more than an embarrassment

OPINION: Even the time-honored excuse of drinking too much does not excuse Dennis Rodmans behavior

Dennis Rodman claims North Korean Dictator Kim is really a good guy, despite the executions and imprisonments that he imposes at a whim.

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T. GAMBLE: Ladies, please coordinate those directions

OPINION: Coping with California traffic is hard, especially with conflicting navigators

Dependence on electronic driving guidance is something that needs recalculating.

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T. GAMBLE: Drawing on a new body of art

OPINION: Art tours of the future may include preserved tattoos

An Amsterdam entrepreneur rocks the art world with his plans to preserve his tattoo after he dies.

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T. GAMBLE: Views of Phil Robertson hardly a surprise

OPINION: Strong religious faith is a cornerstone of the Duck Dynasty family

We live in an age where everyone except bald-headed men wait to be offended.

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T. GAMBLE: School plays are reminders of missed chances for stardom

FEATURES COLUMN: Memories are good, but nothing to experience again

A missed fall on stage stymies the career of a would-be thespian.

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T. GAMBLE: Segway not the best idea of Christmas present

OPINION: As an Auburn fan, his wishes have already been fulfilled

So, how do I again explain that Santa may not bring the Segway? After all, I already got my Santa Claus when Auburn qualified for the national title game in the luckiest football season in the history of college football.

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T. GAMBLE: We can soar like war eagles

OPINION: The Iron Bowl just might move to Pasadena in January for a sequel

Don’t discount the value of a little girl and her prayer rug on Auburn Saturdays.

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T. GAMBLE: Santa questions throw me a curve

FEATURES COLUMN: When the holiday questions get ticklish, think baseball

Santa is just one of the many imponderables of life.

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T. GAMBLE: Auburn's miracle catch dries up the tears

FEATURES COLUMN: Desperation throw rescues Auburn from implosion against Georgia

Tears of agony turned to joy and a little girl’s faith is bolstered as Auburn avoids a heartbreaking loss.

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T. GAMBLE: Bigfoot may need some big fins

OPINION: When searching for Bigfoot, drop by a diving store

Revelation from Terrell County witness indicates so-called experts are looking for Bigfoot in the wrong places.

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T. GAMBLE: T's Guide to Sure Election Victory

OPINION: The secret to a successful political campaign comes in a few easy steps

Great politicians are connected, while beholden to no one, and are the ultimate inside outsiders, as they stand on tradition to effect change.

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T. GAMBLE: I curse the one who first thought Halloween was a good idea

FEATURES COLUMN: I'm shocked PETA has not yet protested school carnivals, slaughter houses for goldfish

Nothing is quite so adorable as seeing a five-year-old girl dressed like Lady Gaga, who, in case you are not aware, dresses like a Las Vegas hooker, only more revealing.

GAMBLE: Americans down to two ugly choices

Opinion column

The only problem is, we keep re-electing em. Both sides say they know we cannot continue to spend more money than we take in. Both sides keep voting to do just that.

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GAMBLE: Sideline TV reporters fumble the questions

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As a young boy, I often read about the Roman Empire and was especially enthralled by the stories of gladiators fighting to the death in the arena or helpless victims being fed to the lions. Where are their descendants today? Well, about 90,000-plus were attending the Alabama/Georgia State football game last week.

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GAMBLE: Not the guy I'd want at my pool party

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I assume Hamilton, Ohio, is a nice middle-of-the-road values kind of place, probably the kind of the place to raise a family and enjoy summer cookouts. Well, that kind of place unless you live next door to Edwin Tobergta.

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GAMBLE: Chicken vet bills come home to roost

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Thousands of people now have chickens as pets, with no intention of eating them or their eggs.

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GAMBLE: End coming to tattoo buyer's remorse in D.C.

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There are those among us who believe that the city government of Washington, D.C., has not accomplished much in the last 30 years … except elect convicted crack-cocaine-using former Mayor Marion Barry to the City Council.

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GAMBLE: SEC down to business as usual

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It is that time of year when I review all the SEC football teams, as one of them almost always will be the national champ, unless, of course, you are Vanderbilt, in which case Bowling Green has better odds.

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GAMBLE: Hannah image wasn't all Miley was shaking

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GAMBLE: Hannah image wasn’t all Miley was shaking

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GAMBLE: A man, a wife, a dog and a decision

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There may be no bond stronger than that of man and dog, except perhaps woman and dog. Man may be dog’s best friend, but it appears, at least to woman, dog ranks even higher.

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Trip to Sweden was educational

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I once spent most of a summer in Sweden under the guise of attending a summer law school program there. I did not learn very much about the law, but the experience was nevertheless educational. Women were prone to swim at local town pools topless, which greatly increased the odds that I, too, would be lounging around the town pool on any given day.

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Don’t get run down getting fit

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Times are always changing and one generation is left behind while another takes over. What once was considered sacred becomes taboo and what once was considered ridiculous becomes the norm.

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I’m through with the drive-thru

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I see where the royal couple ignored my well-intentioned suggestion that they name the royal baby Junior and instead chose the predictable, boring name of George. They will live to regret missing the opportunity to bond with the unwashed and rednecks, further widening the gap between royals and the common folk.

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That’s Sir Junior to you, bubba!

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Finally, in an event I was awaiting with as much anticipation as next year’s curling championships, news comes that the royal baby has been born.

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