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December 11, 2017


Bubbles perfect . . . again
This first appeared in October, 2015

Hello Sports Fans.
I know, I know. You all are thinking, "How can this Bubbling Caldron predict perfect week after perfect week?"
Hard to believe, huh! But once again, well, actually for the fourth time in the last six weeks Ol' Bubbles didn't miss a pick. And once again, the scores were uncannily close. Let's see, I had TW thumping C'ville by 34. The Bruins won by 35. And I had the Chargin' Chargers chomping down the Hot Dogs by 45 and they won by 42.


One kid ruins Bubbles' perfection
This first appeared in January, 2014

Hello Sports Fans.
OK, I ought to be focusing on my stellar record, the near perfect season ol' Bubbles is enjoying. I ought to be basking in the sunshine of success - like we could find any sunshine during the great polar vortex! Instead, I keep seeing Devon Burton stealing passes, shooting three's and pulling Southmont's posterior out of the fire. What was good for Southmont messed up what was close to a perfect week for yours truly! As it is though, I'm 16-1 with the girls, 16-5 with the guys and 32-6 overall. T'aint bad, McGee. T'aint bad.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Ol' Bubbles perfect again
This first appeared in November, 2013

Hello Sports Fans.
And then there were three.
Westfield, Carmel, Guerin and yours truly shined last week. And if I might brag (HEY! It's what I do!) for the fourth time in 12 weeks I once again posted a perfect mark. The scores were pretty danged close, too.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Hamilton County is tops
This first appeared in October, 2013


Hello Sports Fans.
All hail the Shamrocks, Indiana and Hamilton County's newest No. 1 team! Hey, it's good to be from Hamilton County. Think about it like this. It's easier to talk about who hasn't won a state championship, or at least been ranked among the state's elite lately than it is to talk about who has, or is. When we say Hamilton County is the best place in Indiana, we're not just talking about population growth, baby. HamCo is THE place, yes, all caps, THE place to be for high school football!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Caldron, Cupid spotted together
This first appeared in February, 2013

Hello Sports Fans.
Let me be the first to point the fickle finger of fate at that little cherub, Cupid. He flits about here and there, aiming his silly arrow at teams that need a little love. Obviously, when it comes to Purdont, he's a terrible shot. The Boileruppers are in serious need of a hunka, hunka burnin' love and even with Valentine's Day yesterday, they get nada, squat, zip, zilch.
And future prospects look none too good.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Caldron bubbling over
This first appeared in October, 2012

Hello Sports Fans.
Redemption is a funny thing.
As much as we hate to think it, bad things happen to good people. Good teams, too. This year, bad things happened to Southmont's football team. Injuries, bad breaks and bad bounces . . . One thing led to another and the team that used to absolutely dominate the Wabash River Conference and is the three-time Sagamore Athletic Conference defending champ is staring at a losing season.
Redemption?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Caldron back and better
This first appeared in August, 2012

Hello Sports Fans. In the words of those immortal literary geniuses Mike and Mike, I'm back and better than ever!
For any of you who might not know who I am, I am the Bubbling Caldron, the one and only, the potentate of prognostication, the prince of picks, the president of predictions. The games are played on the weekends and before the first kick, pitch, shot or bad officiating call I will give you the winners. Yup, it's really me the Bubbling Caldron, often imitated but rarely without spelling errors.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I'm back and I know who is going to win tonight!
Hello Sports Fans. In the words of those immortal literary geniuses Mike and Mike, I'm back and better than ever!
Friday, September 06, 2013

Caldron bubbling over
Hello Sports Fans.

Redemption is a funny thing.

As much as we hate to think it, bad things happen to good people. Good teams, too. This year, bad things happened to Southmont's football team. Injuries, bad breaks and bad bounces . . . One thing led to another and the team that used to absolutely dominate the Wabash River Conference and is the three-time Sagamore Athletic Conference defending champ is staring at a losing season.

Friday, September 06, 2013

It's decision time for Caldron
Hello Sports Fans.

Overwhelming! Amazing! Landslide! What am I talking about? Oh you with short . . . memories. Last week I ended my bubbling babblings with a question, do you want me to continue into basketball season? The response took my breath away! "We love reading you." "You're the best." "I just love you to pieces." "Seeing what you have to say is the highlight of my week." Not one negative or cross word either. I don't know what to say, other than thanks Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Caldron nailed picks, but was disappointed in Irish
Hello Sports Fans. Roll Tide.

That damn Leprechaun is really ticking me off. Roll Tide. First, they get manhandled by Alabama. Roll Tide. Then their coach up and starts talking to the NFL. Roll Tide. I'll bet that made their recruits feel warm and fuzzy. Roll Tide.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Results were good, but disappointing
Hello Sports Fans. Roll Tide.

That damn Leprechaun is really ticking me off. Roll Tide. First, they get manhandled by Alabama. Roll Tide. Then their coach up and starts talking to the NFL. Roll Tide. I'll bet that made their recruits feel warm and fuzzy. Roll Tide.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Time for Caldron to hibernate
Hello Sports Fans.

What was it the Bark said, Parting is such sweet sorrow? Bard? Why would someone be named Bard? I figure they called ol' Billy Shakespeare Bark because he was always barking at some one.

Friday, September 06, 2013

MAC gives you the scoop on the gridiron
Dear MAC,

I know that the football season is coming up, but what are the early season matchups? Who do the county schools play in their first games of the season?

Sports Fan

Friday, September 06, 2013

Predictions? We've got predictions
Hello Sports Fans.

Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Bubbling Caldron, the all-knowing, all-seeing, pugnacious, pretentious, prognosticator of sports. Want to know who's going to win before the kick off? I'm your guy.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Caldron back and picks more winners
Hello Sports Fans.

On one hand, the ol' Caldron looked pretty good in picking Noblesville over Brownsburg. A few fans, presumably from Carmel, asked what exactly was bubbling in the Caldron and what proof it was? On the other hand, it was another tough week as Westfield, Sheridan and Heights picks were, as the late great Bob Uecker used to say, just a bit outside. Let's see if we can improve this week.

Friday, September 06, 2013

He's back and already rolling
Hello Sports Fans.

Yawn, s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Hibernation's over. I go to sleep for a few months and baseball decides to become the DEA? What's next, Don Johnson as Sonny Crockett in pastels chasing Alex Rodriguez in a cigarette boat?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Caldron ready to bounce back
Hello Sports Fans.

Mediocrity. Oh how I hate mediocrity, but that is exactly where ol' Bubbles was last week. Mediocre. Vanilla pudding. Kissing your sister. Pshaw!

Friday, September 06, 2013

Predictions? We've got predictions
Hello Sports Fans.

Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Bubbling Caldron, the all-knowing, all-seeing, pugnacious, pretentious, prognosticator of sports. Want to know who's going to win before the kick off? I'm your guy.

Friday, September 06, 2013

I should have never picked against the Millers
Hello Sports Fans.

Wow, I thought public hangings were outlawed years ago, but sheesh, pick Noblesville to lose and everyone loses their minds . . . OK, OK, I admit it was a bad pick and the Mighty Millers are the hometown team and I am the hometown paper and . . . well, I was wrong. So shoot me. No! Wait! Just kidding.

Friday, September 06, 2013


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