Dec 7

What’s a college coach worth?



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That The Ohio State University administration was willing to make such a large commitment is yet another sign of the perceived value that a good coach and a winning athletic program have to a school.



Nov 24

Thanking Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt for Thanksgiving football



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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Thanksgiving football is like the Thanksgiving turkey: It’s a tradition, it’s huge, and there is more than enough to go around.



Nov 11

Celebrate Veterans Day: The sports fans I served with



Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.

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Our unit spent 15 months in Northern Iraq and it didn’t take long for us to turn to sports to provide us with a respite from our daily grind.



Oct 28

A 1968 sports protest that struck a chord with Occupy Wall Street



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In 1968 he was an Olympian at the top of his career.



Oct 24

World Series whoppers: fact-checking baseball’s political lore



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Over the years a few of baseball’s better yarns have managed to weave their way into the fabric of political life.