Overtime

Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

Overtime Will Be Closed For 11 Days, Returning With New Features

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After tomorrow, I will be taking my annual pre-Labor Day week off to rest up for the start of the high school fall season, returning on Sept. 7. I’ve been busy trying to line up some new features that hopefully will prove popular with readers. The BlueStreak-Overtime Player of the Week award will return. I […] [Read More]
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Nantz: It Will Be Colts-Pats In The AFC, Vikings-Cowboys In The NFC

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CBS Sports held its annual NFL media day this afternoon at its headquarters in Manhattan. It has become an annual tradition for lead broadcaster and New Canaan resident Jim Nantz and I to make our picks in a column the week before the season opener. Following my father’s advice that if you don’t talk (or […] [Read More]
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Louis To Sign With The Lions

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Cliff Louis needed just three days to make it back to an NFL camp. After being cut by the Giants on Friday morning, the Westhill High School graduate is flying out to Detroit tonight to sign with the Lions. It was a welcome relief for the 6-foot-8, 310-pound offensive lineman. “My agent told me to […] [Read More]
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Coming This Fall: Football Team Of The Week Award

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With today being the first official day for practices throughout the state, it seems an opportune time to announce the newest award on the Overtime blog, what for now we are calling the Football Team of the Week. The final details are still being worked out, but each week during the regular season we will […] [Read More]
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Stamford 15s Rained Out, And Get Punished In The Process

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Excuse me if I have to again express cynicism about Babe Ruth baseball, but after all the mind-boggling decisions I have seen over the years, it is hard not to. You can read the story I wrote for tomorrow’s paper below, but rather than follow the two options Stamford was presented with, or allowing Stamford […] [Read More]
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Lacrosse Is A Sister Act For Sam And Charlett Stevenson

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Charlett (left) and Sam Stevenson. Darien’s Sam Stevenson is going to continue to write her “Stickin’ With Sam” blog, following her career as a student-athlete playing lacrosse at Richmond. You can read it here. For her last post before leaving for college, Sam asked me to write a story about her lacrosse relationship with her […] [Read More]
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Louis Waived By Giants

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Cliff Louis’ fourth stint with the New York Giants lasted just 13 days. Louis, the Westhill High School graduate who was signed to provide depth to an offensive line riddled with injuries this preseason, was waived today. The circumstances were surprising because the Giants made the move to clear room when they signed former Eagles […] [Read More]
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Heeeeee’s Back. Cliff Louis Returns To Giants

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When the New York Giants were beset by injuries to their offensive line in training camp two week ago, they turned to a familiar source for help: tackle Cliff Louis. Louis blossomed, after playing for Westhill High School, at Morgan State, where he grew two inches and put on 100 pounds to become a 6-foot-8, […] [Read More]
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Levine, Kennedy Looking To Live Up To Preseason Billings

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Brian Levine and Andrew Kennedy developed a strong bond as teammates on the Staples High School football team. “Brian and I were always pretty close,” Kennedy said. “Now it turns out we are going against each other in the Ivy League.” If some of the preseason annals are to be believed, Levine and Kennedy will […] [Read More]
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Getting In Touch With Craig Austrie

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A number of people have reached out since my story yesterday on Craig Austrie, wanting to know how to contact him about lessons. You can go to his web site: www.craigaustrie.net Follow Dave Ruden on Twitter Become a fan of the new Overtime Facebook page. Click on the link to the right. [Read More]
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