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Death And Taxes

HAIL PELICUS!   Death and Taxes   "'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." -Benjamin Franklin, 1789   "'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and that the referee is always right." -Pelicus Pedem Referre, 2016   As I write this America’s...

Opening Weak

HAIL PELICUS!   Opening Weak   There have been a lot of sporting distractions this week and not all of them have been rugby related.   This is, after all, Opening Week for baseball during which we had the NCAA basketball final (what an ending!) as well as the continued...

Cliff Hanger

HAIL PELICUS!   Cliff Hanger   Rugby Today (rugbytoday.com) has an assistant editor and columnist named Pat Clifton.   He has been commenting on rugby for years and hails back to the days when Rugby Today was Rugby Magazine – the only real source for American rugby news.   He recently...

Mad Marchness

HAIL PELICUS!   Mad Marchness   Am I upset?   Can I be upset at an upset?  Should I be upset that an upset upset my brackets?   The most upsetting thing about this was I was up setting my brackets for days and upsetting my sleep schedule just for them...

Springing Forward

HAIL PELICUS!   Springing Forward   Yes, we are back. With a couple of weeks of rugby to cover this edition of the Hail Pelicus may take more than one bathroom trip.   Vegas has come and gone and so has Vancouver. The clocks have been reset to save electricity...