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When big stars and celebrities talk, people listen. Fortunately for Slidell kids, Slidell native and Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is both those things. Last week, Forte returned to his old stomping grounds where he held a football camp at the Slidell Youth Football Association’s fields in Slidell to emphasize the importance of getting a good education regardless how good an athlete you become.

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Do we need the NBA? More importantly… Do basketball players need the NBA? As I continue to watch the exodus to international basketball and the players that are continuing the tours, summer leagues and charity games, I find myself thinking about what happens if the NBA repeats 98-99 or the NHL’s season lost? While it’s not a lot of players going the international route, and you only really hear about the LeBron’s, Durant’s and John...

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If you ask a Chicago Cubs fan they will say there is no curse. But how else can you explain a team with the history and longevity of the Cubs not winning a World Series since 1908 and not appearing in a World Series since 1945? Born the Chicago White Stockings (a name in which inspired the naming of the White Sox later in 1901) in 1870, the team would go on to be known...

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Kids like to play sports, but most kids don’t like to study. In this day and age, though, the two go hand-in-hand. With the new season of high school football about to kickoff (Friday night to be exact), it is vital for kids to get it through their heads that if they don’t make the grades, they don’t play. “Nowadays kids have to be texted just so they’ll pay attention to something. They have to...