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The athletic dream team you’ve never heard of

On June 4, 1967, a cadre of America’s most outstanding African American athletes gathered in the offices of the Black Economic Union in Cleveland, Ohio. Although the meeting took place in the offices of an organization dedicated to increasing economic opportunities, money was not on the agenda.

Pitchers, catchers…and signers report: a Founding Fathers baseball dream team

If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?

A USFL Super Bowl? The short-lived challenge to NFL dominance

On February 5, people across the globe will gather to watch Super Bowl XLVI. The worldwide popularity of the NFL’s end-of-the-season championship showcase serves to underscore the dominance of the NFL’s hegemony over the American sporting landscape. Since the AFL-NFL merger established the modern NFL in 1970, there have been few challenges to the NFL’s […]