Pick SixMar 24, 2022
Put down your pencils
March 24, 2022 — Trend to drop standardized testing for college admissions is a welcome change. Subscribe to the Pick Six newsletter at christophersix.Substack.com/ for links to all stories mentioned in this podcast.
Mar 24, 202206:08
And what of Ye?
March 23, 2022 - The artist formerly known as Kanye West is exhibiting some disturbing and potentially dangerous behavior. Subscribe to the Pick Six newsletter at christophersix.Substack.com/ for links to all stories mentioned in this podcast.
Mar 23, 202205:29
March 22, 2022 — The Saint Peters Peacocks are what student athletics should be all about. Subscribe to the Pick Six newsletter at christophersix.Substack.com/
Mar 22, 202205:38
March 21, 2022 — A trip to an antique market was a walk through my past. Subscribe to the Pick Six newsletter at christophersix.Substack.com/
Mar 21, 202205:42
Spring and sports musings
March 18, 2022 — F1, baseball and March Madness — It’s a great time for this washed-up sportswriter. Subscribe to the Pick Six newsletter at christophersix.Substack.com/
Mar 18, 202205:45
Corned beef, cabbage and COVID-19
March 17, 2022 — Two years on, it's hard to grasp how much we altered our lives, and how much we need to do better next time.
Mar 17, 202205:14
Grande, Venti, Trenta
March 16, 2022 — Starbucks is working toward ditching the paper cup
Mar 16, 202206:11
We (still) got us a convoy
March 15, 2022 — After a decade living and working in Washington, I’ve got protest fatigue
Mar 15, 202206:50
March 14, 2022 — Time to call time on daylight saving time?
Mar 14, 202205:54
March 11, 2022 — Friday, warm temps and a baseball agreement have got me feeling good. If only my phone would quit it with the winter weather advisories. Links to all stories can be found in my Pick Six newsletter. Subscribe at cdsix.com
Mar 11, 202206:13
March 10, 2022 — More than a century after his birth, a jazz pioneer’s legacy endures — links to all stories can be found in my Pick Six newsletter. Subscribe at cdsix.com
Mar 10, 202207:25
Way to go home team!
March 9, 2022 — The Pretzel City proves to be a hotbed of Wordle activity
Mar 09, 202207:06
March 8, 2022 — Leagues and sports books — from taboo to valued business partner
Mar 08, 202206:55
What is truth?
March 7, 2022 — It all depends on where you place your faith
Mar 07, 202207:47
'The ultimate test of cerebral fitness'
March 4, 2022 — Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has split the Russian chess world
Mar 04, 202207:15
The Dark Knight… er… returns
March 3, 2022 — “I’m not going to bury another Batman!”
Mar 03, 202207:56
MLB, MLBPA take balls, go home
March 2, 2020 — Deadline extension turns out to be false hope as sides fail to reach a compromise
Mar 02, 202207:28
Boycott with care
March 1, 2022 — It may feel good, but who are we punishing? Putin, or the people?
Mar 01, 202207:33
Saving community journalism
Feb. 28, 2022 — It begins with recognizing there is a crisis and that we all have a stake.
Feb 28, 202206:59
The all-Ukraine edition
Feb. 24, 2022 — Russian invasion may be “way over there,” but will have lasting effect on the U.S.
Feb 24, 202205:54
Rest In Peace, Salty Dog
Feb. 23, 2022 — Gary Brooker, frontman for Procol Harum, has died. He was 76.
Feb 23, 202208:18
Ukraine is no game
Feb.22, 2022 — The Cold War never ended, and the next move is at hand.
Feb 22, 202208:46
Do you want fries with that?
Feb. 21, 2022 Something is slimming down in fast food — value menus
Feb 21, 202207:00
The controversy everyone saw coming
Feb. 18, 2022 — A transgender athlete's success in women's swimming sparks debate
Feb 18, 202206:55
In need of a rethink
Feb. 17, 2022 — Raising figure skating’s minimum age for competitors is overdue
Feb 17, 202207:22
P.J. O'Rourke (1947-2022)
Feb 16, 2022 — “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”
Feb 16, 202205:50
Rewarding bad behavior?
Feb. 15, 2022 | School board intimidation crosses the line — but unfortunately works
Feb 15, 202206:20
Pretty… pretty… pretty good show
Feb 14, 2022
Feb 14, 202205:29
Our long nightmare is over!
Feb. 11, 2022
Feb 11, 202206:36
U.S.A! U.S.A!! U.S.A!!!
Feb. 10, 2022
Feb 10, 202205:11
You can’t fight city hall
Feb 9, 2022. Stadium’s demolition a reminder progress has never been a bargain.
Feb 09, 202205:54
Spotify and the ‘slippery slope’
Feb 8, 2022
Feb 08, 202206:59
Feb 7, 2022
Feb 07, 202207:34
Losing another landmark
Feb. 4, 2022
Feb 04, 202206:53
The day the music died
Feb. 3, 2022
Feb 03, 202206:51
Six more weeks of winter or a month and a half until spring
Feb 2, 2022
Feb 02, 202207:28
What the Wordle?
Feb 1, 2022
Feb 01, 202206:27
Are you ready for some football?
Jan. 31, 2021
Jan 31, 202204:32
January 30, 2022
Jan 30, 202207:18
Time to blow the dust off this typewriter
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Jan 29, 202207:04
Remembering Sept. 11 — 20 years later
Memory is a strange thing. Never blessed with a photographic memory, as I have gotten older, I realize what I do remember are bits and pieces of things that when put together paint a picture of a day.
Even those that change the world. Even one as monumental as 9/11.
Even those that change the world. Even one as monumental as 9/11.
Sep 10, 202106:39
The inevitable and ignominious end of our longest war
We ask our service members — volunteers — to do for us what we will not undertake ourselves. For a nation that so often touts its moral superiority, we must do better. They ought not to have been used this way.
Aug 19, 202105:30
Phillies vax issues put focus on what athletes owe fans
Do athletes really owe the fans anything? Should the possibility of playoffs or a championship trump personal choice?
Jul 20, 202106:28
Your local news source is dying. What are we going to do about it?
Do I have your attention? Your local news source is not in good shape. It is dying.
Jul 15, 202111:33
O’Brien’s departure feels like the end of an era for late-night TV
28 years after his debut as the “new guy,” Conan O’Brien feels like the last holdover from an earlier era, and late-night TV will never be the same.
Jun 30, 202105:32
A good week for the old guys
Last Sunday, 50-year-old Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship, This weekend, 46-year-old Hélio Castroneves won the Indy 500. I reflect on a good week for the old guys.
Jun 02, 202104:43
A line in the sand
“Those on the right labeled many of the protestors who turned violent this summer ‘looters and rioters.’ Well, what we saw Wednesday was looting and rioting in the guise of patriotism. We are a nation of laws — that can’t be ignored and then reapplied when convenient.”
Jan 12, 202111:41
Minor league contraction will have lasting impact on the game
As baseball struggles with relevance to younger generations, and kids get less exposure live ball, contraction is a decision it will look back on with regret.
Dec 14, 202006:56
No longer new and hardly normal
Even with light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 is surging. And we are all tired...
Dec 08, 202005:55
Watching politics used to be fun
Politics used to be something we looked at objectively, now everything is a “cause.”
Oct 27, 202006:06