Paul Shanklin

The Line

Author: Paul Shanklin Originally Published: April 7, 2008 The Line Some come from the game with no scars, no pain- We emerge with bloodied hands, and bones so sore that it takes a few hours the next morning before we can walk upright. Some come from the game with pants still shiny, shirt barely dirty- […]

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Thursday Night in the U.P.

Author: Adam Wesoloski Originally Published: October 17, 2005 A few weeks ago I took a little road trip with my 7-year old son to see Menominee, Michigan’s freshman football team. I was invited by their head coach Jeff Bayerl, whom I’ve know since I was in 6th grade. It so happened that Paul Shanklin was […]

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Father and Son

Author: Paul Shanklin Originally Published: September 19, 2005 My father grew up during the Depression deep in the Midwest. His people were farmers, fire and brimstone preachers, and small-time business men who populated small towns from Missouri to Oklahoma. Like all the other children of his time he learned that there was never enough of […]

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