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Mandy Mitchell

The Mitchell Report: Two Johns and Two States

Posted July 14, 2013

Thoughts on the sports world I can't share in a 5 minute sportscast. Some Triangle news. Some not.

Chiasson back in Raleigh

Michigan Sophomore defenseman Mike Chiasson will play in Canes the D-camp this week. If you recognize the name it's because he is the son of Steve Chiasson who played for the Canes back in the late 90's. He died in a car crash in 1999 after the Canes final game of the season. Mike was 8 years old when he lost his dad and now he is following in his father's footsteps on the ice. This is an outstanding and emotional profile of Mike and his memories of Steve as he gets ready to play hockey in Raleigh.

Off His Rocker?

Do you remember John Rocker? Former closer for the Atlanta Braves? He's arguing that baseball was better back in the steroid era. As part of this interview he compares baseball to the circus and says people pay lots of money for tickets are there to be entertained. Rocker loves to create controversy and speak his mind. As usual, he's not doing anyone of his era any favors.

Johnny Too much

I asked on this site after Johnny Manziel won the Heisman if we would grow as tired of "Johnny Football" as we did of Tim Tebow. I'm there. Reports over the weekend have him leaving the Manning Passing Academy early because of an illness. His father says he is dehydrated. Many are speculating he is suffering from the illness of "too much partying". First of all, he's  a college aged guy with a lot of fame. Is this really shocking or surprising?  Second, I am really not looking forward to a season where every one of his plays is analyzed. If he throws a pick "he just isn't focused on football" and if he makes an amazing play "Johnny is back". I totally understand that people do not like to see talent taken for granted. It's the off-season. Let's see how he plays this season (entire season) before determining he's let the success get to his head. He's only a sophomore.

Two States!

I constantly have to correct my Mom when she says to people that her daughter "lives in the Carolinas". I live in North Carolina. I used to live in South Carolina. They are very different states. They are not the same state. Apparently Nike thinks like my Mother. They made this mistake with a Panthers shirt this week. Oops? How did someone not catch this?

Worth Reading

This is one of my favorite stories in a while. Ohio State fan names brain tumor "Michigan" and beats it. Awesome!
Former NC State baseball coach Ray Tannertalks about his first year as Athletic Director at South Carolina.
A slightly weird but interesting comparison of the sport of running and the sport of baseball.

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  • StunGunn Jul 18, 9:38 a.m.

    I'm glad you live in the "real" Carolina, Mandy!

    I'm glad to see Chaisson follow in the footsteps of his Dad, and I hope he plays for the Canes some day.

    Interesting comparison of baseball and running - with my hand/eye coordination (or lack thereof), I'm glad I can put one foot in front of the other and run.

  • Hokies94 Jul 16, 3:09 p.m.

    John Rocker was pretty much out there in his words and behavior. Johnny Manziel with his rock... View More

    — Posted by Hokies94

    Since we would expect nothing different from John, I'd say he was "on his Rocker". ... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    +1. Good one.

  • Hammerhead Jul 15, 8:04 p.m.

    John Rocker was pretty much out there in his words and behavior. Johnny Manziel with his rock... View More

    — Posted by Hokies94

    Since we would expect nothing different from John, I'd say he was "on his Rocker".

  • Hammerhead Jul 15, 6:51 p.m.

    "two johns"? LOL.

    — Posted by raleighboy524

    I LOL'ed when I read the headline also.

  • raleighboy524 Jul 15, 4:23 p.m.

    "two johns"? LOL.

  • Hokies94 Jul 15, 1:01 p.m.

    John Rocker was pretty much out there in his words and behavior. Johnny Manziel with his rock star attention since last season probably has something to do with his attitude lately.

  • Sun Bowl: Duke vs. Arizona State

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

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    Tuesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

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