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NFL 2015 YEAR IN REVIEW AND SUPERBOWL L PREVIEW

Elizabeth Nelson and Eddie Pepitone dissect the NFL season that was, forecast the NFL season to come, and offer predictions for Super Bowl L. Continue reading




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My Summer with Zack Hample, the A-Rod of Ballhawking

Talk about moneyball! Meet the guy who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit, among other great souvenir balls.




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Andre the Giant, Beckett & Me

From Beckett to Barthes to the solace of modern day wrestling, Thom Cuell on a fantasy of maleness and dandyism.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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