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Hoosiers: A Basketball Story for the Ages

[This piece is the first in a series of articles on the greatest movies, television shows and videos about sports.  It starts with a look from  top writer Elliott Glass about an all-time classic: Hoosiers.  With the Christmas break coming

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U.S Open Preview: New York!  New York!

  The United States Open is coming up.  The dates  for the final tennis major are August 27th through September 9th.  The field has 128 players for the men.  It also has 128 players for the women.  The seeds for

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Why NFL Preseason is Problematic

I had a chance to go to the Chiefs game on Thursday night.  It was the first preseason game with new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking the keys to the Kingdom.  Mahomes played two series and then headed for the

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Under the Lights in God’s Country, Part Two

[Here is the second (and final) part of the fictional short looking at Texas high school football.  I appreciate all of the positive feedback and glad to know that folks have enjoyed reading these pieces this summer.  We will see what

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Under the Lights in God’s Country, Part One

[As we move slowly toward tw0-a-day practices and the beginning of fall football, we will be publishing a multi-part fictional narrative that I wrote last year on the truly amazing spectacle that is Texas football.  It is a place where

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Wimbledon: RF for Nine or Some Other Cup of Tea?

[Ah, the All-England Club.  When the rain lifts, it is nothing less than a sun-dappled cathedral to the great game of tennis.  The question on everyone’s mind, of course, is the resurgent 36-year old Roger Federer and whether he can

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“To Indeed Be a God”

[As Walt Whitman once wrote, “To indeed be a God.”  None of us knows what we will do with any certainty in later life.  Yet, I doubt there is a reader of this site that doesn’t love the thought of

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Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances, Part Three

[The writing below is the the final installment in Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances.  At some point this summer, I also plan to post a longer format piece of fiction on Texas high school football that I put together during the second term.  Hopefully readers like

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Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances (PC), Part Two

[This piece is the second in a multi-part fictional essay that I wrote last fall.  As I noted in framing the first section of the essay, it is something that I sought to frame out drawing some inspiration from a Fitzgerald short story called, Six of

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Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances (PC)

[Over the course of the summer, I will be posting a series of fictional essays on sports.  This first one is a multi-part fictional essay on tennis that I crafted earlier in the school year.  It is a set of thoughts drawn from the

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Federer Wins Down Under

Roger Federer is inarguably the greatest male tennis player of all-time.  He has won an amazing 20 grand slams (four more than Nadal).  And with this win in Australia, the ageless 36-year old became the oldest player to win a major championship

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Daryl Morey, the Resurgent Rockets and Demise of the Mid-Range Jumper

Sports tend to follow the Darwinian blueprint.  Success is observed, breeds replication and passed on as a generation of talent rises up through the ranks. Since Ken Sailors introduced the world to the jump shot, basketball has undergone a rapid

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The Grand Daddy (of Rowing) of Them All

“Rowing is perhaps the toughest of sports,” wrote Daniel James Brown in his classic The Boys in the Boat.  “Once the race starts, there are no time-outs, no substitutions.  It calls upon on the limits of human endurance.” Held on

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The Final Slam: US Open 2017

Flushing Meadows incapsulates the best things about tennis. The final tennis slam of the year may not have the whites of the All-England Club or the sun-dappled splendor of the clay at Roland Garros.  The U.S. Open is tennis with an

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Sports Dead Zone?

Pundits in the traditional media, and on talk radio, love to debate the worst time of year to be a sports fan.  As the thermometer hits triple digits in the Midwest and on the West Coast, it is hard not

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Going, Going, Gone: A Quick Look at the Home Run Derby

[The Midsummer Classic is a great midpoint to the summer.  It is a tradition that dates to 1933 and, in my opinion, is one of the best all-star formats in major professional sports (along with the MLS which, as many readers

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NBA DRAFT: Winners and Losers

[It can be easy to forget that there are actually 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Yes, it is true.  There are more than two teams. You can look it up.  They also haven’t given up on the idea

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Iconic Sportswriter Frank Deford Passes Away

He was, without a doubt, one of the true giants in the field of sports journalism.  Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Deford III passed away at his home in Florida this week.  The American sportswriter and novelist was 78. In chronicling his

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