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Brian Out Loud

August 3, 2021
More than seven hours from home on a Monday night in early May, I’m in Port Orange covering a regional championship flag football game. Navarre is on the brink of school history and makes it ha…

Brian Out Loud

July 27, 2021
As Navarre running back coach and head track coach Tony Carter always says, you have to expect greatness. And that was the expectation I took into the Florida Press Association’s awards luncheo…

Brian Out Loud

July 20, 2021
There’s a photo of Michael Sandle standing in a conference room in the Houston Astros’ headquarters. He is wearing an Astros jersey, his dad is standing at his side and there is a contract on the …

Brian Out Loud

July 13, 2021
Ladarius Clardy didn’t make things easy for Navarre on a rainy September night in 2018 at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Pine Forest quarterback was on top of his game. He burned the Raiders t…

Brian Out Loud

July 6, 2021
Thousands dream of being a pro athlete. Only a small percentage of them ever make that dream come true because the odds are so stacked against them. Navarre’s own Michael Sandle has beaten the …

Brian Out Loud

June 29, 2021
There is a new frontier developing in college athletics and it is one where a college scholarship is simply no longer enough. Once upon a time it was. An athlete getting a scholarship used to b…

Brian Out Loud

June 22, 2021
There are a lot of reasons you are reading this column today. My interest in the once-great Chicago Tribune at a young age is one of them. I say once-great because the Tribune is in the midst o…

Brian Out Loud

June 15, 2021
There are always different paths available to the same destination, and often the same result, and that is exactly what college football is shooting for as it looks into blazing a new trail to a c…

Brian Out Loud

June 8, 2021
We’ve got Tim Tebow in the NFL, Tony La Russa unhappy with his own player violating a rule that isn’t even written down and fans at games behaving like the teacher just left the room for five minu…

Brian Out Loud

June 1, 2021
Resilient seems to be the most fitting word to describe the senior athletes who will walk across the stage at graduation Saturday inside the Bay Center in Pensacola. It’s fitting because it too…