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Tim Duncan provided a great role model for today’s players

Tim Duncan was a force throughout his career at both ends of the court. But his time in the NBA has been equally commendable for the understated class with which he achieved his greatness. In an era of players such … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Rams

Here’s some quick background on the Rams as they plan their return to L.A. The Rams originated as the Cleveland Rams in 1936, and came to Los Angeles a decade later. The NFL had yet to be integrated then, and … Continue reading

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Under-promise and over-deliver

Article As is nicely summarized in this article, Rex Ryan provides a good reminder of the old adage of under-promising and over-delivering. Managing expectations is often half of a battle, and unfulfilled lofty expectations often feel like a broken promise. … Continue reading

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Another NFL team using Texas A&M’s “12th Man” trademark

Over the years a number of NFL teams have tried to make Texas A&M’s ’12th man’ notion their own. The history of celebrating the collective ’12th man’ at Texas A&M dates back decades ago. The university trademarked this reference to … Continue reading

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Nice Veteran’s Day story…

Joe Cardona Text from article linked above: Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona balances life in the Navy and football FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — No NFL player has the type of work week that New England Patriots rookie long snapper Joe Cardona … Continue reading

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A great year to be a lineman

Senior linemen got a historic windfall in this year’s NFL draft. It has been fifty years since the first round didn’t include a single running back. The lack of top quarterbacks and players in the other so-called skill positions led … Continue reading

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Some great ideas here to make baseball more entertaining

Baseball always has been 10 minutes of entertainment squeezed into three hours (excluding the avid fans who find pitchers’ duels interesting). This writer has some practical thoughts on speeding up the game without hurting it: Time savers 12 seconds between … Continue reading

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The art of calling a race

If you get a chance, listen to the ’12 Preakness as called by the guy described in this article. He’s amazing in his uncommon job, and thoroughly entertaining to listen to. Listen

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Kryptonite – 15-foot shots with no one guarding you

As Superman Shaq O”Neal retires, I think most basketball fans will miss him. How will you remember him most? Perhaps the only 3-point shot he ever made (in “96 with Orlando, 22 career attempts). Remarkable was his career FG% of … Continue reading

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