Category Archives: Sports

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Thanksgiving

This week Dr. Deaton looks at the history of one of America’s oldest holidays and the traditions around it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: A World Without Sports

With Major League Baseball’s announcement this week of a shortened season beginning in July, Dr. Deaton looks back at other events in history before COVID-19 that caused sports fans to cry in their beer.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Hank Aaron

While professional baseball is on hold, Dr. Deaton recalls baseball great Hank Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s record this week in 1974.

January 5 Podcast: Let the Big Dog Eat

Stan previews the upcoming National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama and relives the glory glory that was the 1980 championship team. Go Dogs.

December 7 Podcast: The Halifax Explosion, the College Football Playoffs, and more

This week Stan tells the story of the tragedy of the largest man-made explosion in the pre-atomic age that happened 100 years ago this week, shares random thoughts about the college football playoffs, and remembers Cornelia Walker Bailey.