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June 5, 2013

DUVALL: On running, with dogs and otherwise

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Tonawanda News — The other is the candidate debates the News has hosted with the chamber of commerce for local candidates. It’s a good process and as good a chance as voters will get to decide who’s worthy of their vote and who sounds like an idiot.

Let’s just say voters’ definition of the latter and my own can differ from time to time.

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I saw former Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed at a bar the other night. I’m not the sort to walk up and ask for an autograph or a picture or anything but he’s one of my favorite athletes of all time. Never the fastest or the biggest — I think I might be taller than him — but the guy turned a simple 7-yard slant into what should be a Hall of Fame career.

If you’d told me during his playing days I’d be following him and Thurman Thomas on Twitter and getting their real-time analysis of Bills games you would have told a 12-year-old kid the coolest thing ever possible was possible. And as a 30-year-old adult who reverts to a 12-year-old kid on Sundays in football season, I still think it’s the coolest thing possible.

Training camp is only six weeks away. Summer is barely here and it already seems like it’s almost over.

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On a sports note none of you will care about: My baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, is surprisingly good this year. I say surprisingly because they were expected to contend, not dominate. But dominate they have thus far, owning the best record in baseball for much of the last month.

Year after year, they’re in contention. They’re always fun to watch.

Living in Buffalo, it’s nice to root for a team that wins something once in a while. Too bad they’re 800 miles away.

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