Time Out by John Bernhardt

Time Out is a column written by John Bernhardt that addresses topics and themes associated with the world of sports.

Time Out: April 16, 2014

They are a rarity, human gems, forces of positive power who have the capacity of always leaving you feeling better at the end of a conversation than you did when the talk began. Call them optimists, call them idealists, they are unique folks who live in the now with the rare capacity to celebrate the moment and simply refuse to even entertain ideas they don’t want to happen.
Motivated, purposeful and steadfast, you’re fortunate if you meet a half dozen or so of these folks in a lifetime. Good fortune introduced me to one such source of unconditional positive vibes this weekend, a young man named Logan Barer.

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Time Out: April 2, 2014

It was a small moment, insignificant to many, but Monday at Citi Field in New York City, Opening Day was delayed for a few seconds when Met first baseman Ike Davis asked for time to get sunglasses.
Sunglasses? Yes, the bright sky in New York City was too much for Davis who needed sunglasses to shield his eyes. Opening Day of another baseball season is always a promising indicator that spring has arrived, but after our long, hard winter a request for sunglasses might be an even more significant omen.

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Time Out: March 12, 2014

It’s a fact of life but in every basketball game somebody has to lose. That reality is magnified when two championship teams square off in the New York State Basketball Tournament. Every year in every high school basketball, two great teams come together one short week after floating on air having captured a sectional basketball crown.


Time Out: March 5, 2014

It was disappointment and frustration for the South Kortright basketball faithful last week as both the school’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams dropped Section IV, Class D semifinal contests at Oneonta’s Dewar Arena. When the initial disappointment subsides and the supporters of SK basketball reflect on the recently completed campaign, they have to be impressed what their Rams accomplished this winter.


Time Out: January 29, 2014

Dennis Hooper won an Oscar nomination playing the role of Shooter Flatch, one of my favorite movie characters in the classic sports film “Hoosiers.” Flatch, a local sports hero at Hickory High School missed a potential game-winning shot in the basketball crazed state of Indiana’s high school championship game years ago, and is locked in a time warp tormented by his failure and living life in the past.