Category Archives: Sports

How we honor the dead–in this case, Hank Greenwald

If you grew up in the Bay Area and was a big sports fan like I was, you never really appreciated how many good play-by-play announcers worked in that market until you become exposed to their peers in other parts … Continue reading

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We led the Winter Olympics in big talk and meager results

The recently concluded Winter Olympics were a big disappointment for the U.S. Olympic team, its worst performance in 20 years. The U.S. team managed to collect just 23 medals, and almost half of them were in sports we invented. To … Continue reading

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A lot of football fans are afraid Patriots will win the Super Bowl

A lot of football fans are rooting for Philadelphia to win the Super Bowl Sunday because they hate New England, but they’re also afraid the Patriots will figure out a way to win the game. So I’m expecting a lot … Continue reading

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Nevada Union football as finishing school? Who knew

Sports are said to offer numerous benefits to participants beyond the competitive aspects: Teamwork, self-discipline, sportsmanship, and a sense of belonging they might not get anywhere else. In addition sports–football in particular–served as sort of a finishing school for those … Continue reading

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Is Kaepernick being blackballed by the NFL? You decide

The attorney for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has repoertedly requested cell phone records and is scheduling depositions from at least 5 NFL team owners as he pursues a grievance alleging collusion against signing the QB to an NFL contract. … Continue reading

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What would the great A.J. Liebling think?

A.J. Liebling, one the great journalists of the 20th century, was a big boxing fan. He fought some as a youth and continued to spar into his late 30s, when he was punched by an elderly former fighter named Jack … Continue reading

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Can America’s most hated team win Super Bowl LI?

The New England Patriots enter Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the Atlanta Falcons with two seemingly contradictory distinctions–they’re favored to win the game, and they may be America’s most hated team (football division). The Patriots are favored primarily because of … Continue reading

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