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Feb 9, 2021

Brian Out Loud

The names change and the accomplishments vary but what has remained consistent through it all is a run of success that is seemingly unbreakable.

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team is headed to state this weekend. Again. Those words have become as much of a guarantee as death and taxes.


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Feb 2, 2021

Brian Out Loud

It’s been a little over 20 years, but I still remember the buzz inside the press box at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh the night North Carolina State played Georgia Tech.

All the excitement on a warm night in mid-September centered around some freshman quarterback named Phillip Rivers.


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Jan 27, 2021

Brian Out Loud

I swear the Jacksonville Jaguars have raised Vince Lombardi from the dead and hired him as their next head football coach.

Never mind. It’s just Urban Meyer.


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Jan 19, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Reclassification is expected to take place for high school sports at some point in February.

I hope the Florida High School Athletic Association makes good decisions when it comes to the reclassifying process.


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Jan 12, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Opting out has become a hot topic in a crazy college football season that has been played amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

So hot, in fact, that it has fueled comments on social media that cannot be printed in a newspaper.


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Jan 6, 2021

Brian Out Loud

It began with losing Kobe Bryant. And that one stung. Losing all-time greats at a young age is never an easy pill to swallow.

That should have been enough for 2020. But it wasn’t. The year got reckless and just kept delivering punch after punch.


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Dec 21, 2020

Brian Out Loud

Michael Carter and Tommy Leggett are entering the 2021 NFL Draft. That surprises no one.

Both are talented football players good enough to excel at the next level. It was obvious they were destined to be special when they were standout athletes at Navarre High School.


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Dec 16, 2020

Brian Out Loud

Enough notebooks to start one heck of a campfire with have laid inside a compartment in my desk for several years now.

Each one contains notes of games gone by, countless interviews with athletes and coaches and details on big moments that will forever go down of some of the best in this area’s sports history.


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Dec 9, 2020

Brian Out Loud

If we were looking for a sign that the sports train has gone off the tracks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the wait is over.

Florida State didn’t play a football game for a third consecutive week last week because of COVID issues.


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Dec 4, 2020

Brian Out Loud

It’s not as if I haven’t seen playoff losses before in football.

Navarre has been through its share of them in the five years I’ve covered the team.

Every memory is still vivid.