Author Archives: Greg Hall

About Greg Hall

Software guy who has been writing my Off The Couch column in KC newspapers, publications and websites since 1994. Has been bounced from some of the finest media establishments this side of State Line Road. Dad first and everything else second...and there are a lot of everything elses.

The 118th Boston Marathon Was About People — Just Like The 117 Before

The Boston Marathon is special for its steep history, its fabled point-to-point course, the many well-known landmarks along the route and the great runners who have worn the champion’s olive wreath. This Boston though, will be remembered for those who … Continue reading


The Boston Marathon Is Old, Stained And Unbreakable

I wrote and posted this column a year ago, following my experience at the 117th Boston Marathon. I hope you forgive me for revisiting this one. This one is special to me. ***** The finish line at the Boston Marathon is a … Continue reading


OTC: Rex Hudler’s “His Kind” Comments Inflames KK and Mad Jack / Nolan Ryan Likes Ace Ventura

“I respect a lot what (Jackie Robinson) did, uh, for his kind. But also how Branch Rickey picked the right guy.” Rex Hudler, Royals TV color analyst, in a conversation with Ryan Lefebvre prior to Wednesday night’s Royals game on … Continue reading


OTC: Fire-Throwing Ace Ventura Might Be Part Dragon? / Chiefs Draft A “Crasp Shoot”

“I have no explanation how a 5’11″ guy can command fire like this. I am left with one inescapable conclusion: Yordano Ventura is a Targaryen.” Rany Jazayerli, @jazayerli, Twitter GH: Ace Ventura might just have some dragon in him. Every … Continue reading


My Unscheduled Night In Hopkinton The Eve Of The @BostonMarathon #BostonStrong

I first posted this story after I ran the 2013 Boston Marathon. As I prepare to return to Boston this weekend with 36K other runners for the 118th Boston Marathon, I am remembering my adventure in Hopkinton the night before … Continue reading