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Monday, Aug, 17 2015

I'm not a golfer. Never have been. Too difficult. Too much skill required. Too much frustration.

But Sunday I took a break from the heat outside to come into the AC and turn on my TV to catch the end of the PGA Championship.

We looked beautiful on national TV.

But it was the golfers that kept my attention.

At just 27 years old, Jason Day wins it all, holding off the 'kid' Jordan Spieth, who is five years younger than Jason.

As I watched the final three holes of the tournament I saw Spieth give Day a thumbs up as Day's putt neared the hole. Nice sportsmanship.

I saw Day start to cry even before he attempted his final shot on the green, realizing that he was about to win it all. Then I watched him cry again once he sealed the deal.

Now, normally I'd say there's no place for crying here. But that's the not the case this time. Emotion pouring out of him, Day cries because he appreciates and respects the event and his achievement. Spieth was gracious in his remarks afterward as well.

I'm no pro golf fan, but I think those of you who are have a couple of excellent young, classy ambassadors for your sport.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 11 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

I BEARly believe this one

Friday, Aug, 14 2015

On the Friday show, an "ArmBEARgeddon 2015" bear alert with a real twist.

This one is like no other I have talked about all summer long, as the summer of bears roars on.

Don't miss it....first hour of the show, right after the best part of the Packers' game last night and why I woke up on the couch this morning.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 11 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Thanks Packers

Thursday, Aug, 13 2015

Well what do you know?
I finally got a ride in today, thanks in part to the Green Bay Packers.

How's that?

Read on at my riding blog: CLICK HERE

posted by: Phil Cianciola 11 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

"There She Is....Miss America"

Wednesday, Aug, 12 2015

There's Miss America news today...

New judges announced.
New viewer participation.

And that's our rep for the upcoming classic pageant coming up next month.

This is the 'real deal' one too, not the Donald Trump one!

I'll discuss on the show.

Meantime, you can go on Twitter or Facebook and vote for our girl because the winner of the social media portion of this dog and pony show gets a free pass into the "Final 15" bracket.

Good luck Miss Wis.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 11 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Newspapers fading fast?

Tuesday, Aug, 11 2015

One of my topics of discussion on the Tuesday PhilCast will be a new survey about how we get our news these days.

Now, the leading source for news is on-line.
43% of people said they get most of their news from web sites.

That bumped TV down to second place, at 40%

Also significant is the fact that newspapers dropped to the lowest ranking they've seen yet.

The number isn't important. The placement IS.

Newspapers now rank below social media when it comes to where we go to find out the news, according to this Media Life magazine survey.

Oh, magazines?

A big hit...71% have seen declines in total circulation.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 11 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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