Category Archives: Sports

‘Our Boys’ remains a hit

I can’t give this book any greater praise than to say that reading it gave me the same feeling that watching the TV series Friday Night Lights does. What’s remarkable about Our Boys is that it’s a true story. The … Continue reading

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NFL losing its mind

The NFL has yet to come up with a comprehensive plan to deal with brain injuries sustained by veterans, and continues to push plans to expand the season to 18 games. Besides continuing to make the NFL record book meaningless, … Continue reading

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Blowhard fake Yankee drug user Clemens indicted

Mike Lupica discusses the result of Roger Clemens’ disseminating about his HGH use before Congress: “It was some show that day, Clemens telling his story in his big Texas way, even reminding all those listening what a great American he … Continue reading

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Could George have made it anywhere?

Excellent article by Joe Nocera from The New York Times about George Steinbrenner’s business affairs. “Would Mr. Steinbrenner have been as successful if he had owned his hometown Indians rather than the storied New York Yankees? Or was his success … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ Boss remembered

“In the end, though, the only figure in the history of the Yankees who was bigger than life this way was Babe Ruth. All the good and bad. Strengths and weaknesses. Swings and misses. The old Stadium was the House … Continue reading

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John Feinstein: “I can now discuss Dean Smith”

Prompted by last week’s Fayetteville Observer article, John Feinstein addresses the state of Dean Smith’s health and how it caused a book project with Smith to come to an end: “Naturally I’ve been asked about the progress of the book … Continue reading

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Life after Carolina basketball: Coming and going

A couple of recent articles about UNC basketball icons that summon different emotions. First, from the Charlotte Observer, a piece about Michael Jordan easing into life in the Charlotte community after becoming the Bobcats’ primary owner. “I’m starting to understand … Continue reading

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