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The 50 Greatest Hockey Enforcer Names of All Time

While debate can rage about the role of fighting in hockey, there is no doubt that the history of hockey enforcing has produced names that would do Shakespeare, Dickens and Nabokov proud. Continue reading




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April 15, 1985: The Fight

For the last 30 years, I’ve regarded Hagler/Hearns the way oral poets preserved the ancient stories: I’ve remembered it, replayed it and above all, celebrated it. Continue reading




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Royal Blue: Return of the Repressed

A long-suffering fan of the Kansas City Royals gears up for another hopeful season. Continue reading




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The Greatest Game on Earth: 2014 NHL Season Preview

The 2014 NHL season starts today, and Jarret Middleton breaks it down deeper and harder than anyone has a right to. If you’re not an expert after this, you’re not paying attention. Continue reading




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The World Calling

Club Soccer (and following it) is the cure to what ails the world. Dennie Wendt on football (not the US’s) aka the world’s game. Continue reading




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Are You Ready for Some Football: An Introductory Guide to the English Premier League

Great Britain’s own James D. Irwin breaks down the EPL teams for the casual American fan. Continue reading




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Joey Chestnut drops to his knees before Neslie Ricasa this July

Food As Sport, The Legend of Joey “Jaws” Chestnut

In time for county-fair season, pathologist and writer John Biemer on the phenomenon of eating competitions in this our land of largesse. Continue reading




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The Outsiders: Goalies, Writing & Existentialism

For the World Cup Final, James Irwin on the weirdness of goalies. Or: why so many writers (Camus, Nabokov) have served in soccer’s goal box. Continue reading




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A Sterling Proposal: Let’s Abolish the Sports Team Owner

A sports franchise is a crown jewel on the balance sheet of some remote industrial baron. But it doesn’t have to be, writes Lenny DeMarco. Continue reading




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