Michael Moffett, Author at Granite Grok

Michael Moffett

State Representative Mike Moffett of Loudon taught in public, parochial, and military schools as well as at the community college and university levels. He was an elected school board member who also served on the House Education Committee and was a Professor of Sports Management for Plymouth State University and NHTI-Concord. A former Marine Corps infantry officer, he co-authored the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back” which is available on Amazon.com.

Mike Moffet At Redskins game

Indians, Indignation, and Intolerance

Where can I get me a Cleveland Guardians tee-shirt? The Guardians, née Indians, are the new symbols of the Cleveland Baseball Team. But at least the Cleveland Baseball Team has a nickname, which makes that franchise better off than the Washington Football Team, née Redskins.

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Horseplay, Heroes, and Hope

Who amongst us has never been on a horse? While no equestrian, I did once recklessly mount a big old horse roaming my grandfather’s apple orchard on his remote backcountry farm in Lunenburg, Vermont—way back when I was 11 or so.

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Hockey, Hoop, Nascar, And Flags

I tuned into to NBC’s Sports Channel to watch NASCAR’s Foxwoods 301 which ran on July 18 in beautiful Loudon, N.H., but the race was temporarily rain-delayed. So I expertly deployed my remote control device and two clicks later found a Montreal Canadien hockey player checking a Tampa Bay Lightning player into the boards.

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Moses and Basketball’s “Promised Land”

A social media devotee, I recently saw a Facebook post from Kigali, Rwanda, authored by former Plymouth State basketball star Moses Jean-Pierre. He was there doing work for the NBA-Africa hoop league—of all things and of all places.

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Excellence and Exceptionalism Should Be Embraced

During a recent golf outing with my friend Tom from Manchester, the conversation turned to the demise of youth sports in the Queen City. My buddy grew up there and once played on a Class L state championship basketball team as a Manchester kid.

“Civil” Sports Disobedience

In 1991 I returned to New Hampshire after being activated by the Marines for Operation Desert Storm, aka Persian Gulf War I. The happy homecoming will always be a fond memory. Some things had changed in my absence, of course, but time marches on.

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Bye, Bye, Boston Baseball!

On October 4, 2003, I was one of 35,460 baseball fans at Fenway Park watching the Red Sox face elimination in the ALDS against the Oakland A’s pinch-hit for Gabe Kapler. Standing with many other fans on the right-field roof box terrace during the bottom of the 12th inning, I watched Trot Nixon proceeded to …

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