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Bear Bryant at 100

During my formative years as a college-football fan, there were two giants of the game who did more than anyone to instill in me a passion and reverence for the ...

James and Jordan

know that you’re probably sick of being force-fed a steady diet of LeBron James. If you’re like many, you find King James to be an overrated product of an ESPN ...

Tebow Talk

I realize that, at this point, a post about Tim Tebow is nothing but click bait, but I can’t let the signing of the world’s pre-eminent backup go by unmentioned. ...

Top Seven Masters Moments

Oh, to be Jim Nantz. He moves from a courtside seat at a thrilling national championship game to a perch amid the stately Georgia pines for my favorite event of ...

Dennis Rodman, Ambassador of U.S. Culture

At the end of the first Men in Black movie, there’s an amusing scene where Will Smith’s character reveals that Dennis Rodman is actually an alien from the planet Solaxiant ...

Flacco’s Success-to-Acclaim Ratio

As we settle in for a two-week bludgeoning of Harbaugh Bowl hype and Ray Lewis soundbites, one interesting subplot involves the perception of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, whose success-to-acclaim ratio ...

Jovan Belcher and the Concussion Question

In his fine essay on the Jovan Belcher tragedy, the boss smartly removes the focus from the inevitable, inane gun-control debate and instead underscores a chilling point: We don’t yet ...

R. A. Dickey, Against All Odds

A belated word of congratulations to National League Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey, whose inspiring personal narrative and sanguine approach to his craft make him possibly the most ...

Remembering Alex Karras

The headline on Yahoo reads: “Former ‘Webster’ Co-Star Dies.” If that’s how we remember Alex Karras, then a sad day just got a lot sadder. There was so much more ...