Saturday Night Lights

Saturday Night Lights

The backfield tackle was the kind in which the quarterback is hit, hit again, and finally collapses under the weight of blockers, tacklers, and the…

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World Cup tears

World Cup tears

The boy’s lip trembled when it became clear that the USA was going to lose to Ghana. He fought the tears as long as he…

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Bracketology with a five year-old

Bracketology with a five year-old

That I can win anything in the world of sports prediction is a testament to its ridiculousness. I am not a sports bettor. I can’t…

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It's what we do

It’s what we do

It’s chilly out–somewhere in the 40s–and we’re not wearing jackets. The Super Bowl will kick off in two hours.The boy and I stand across from…

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Sunday warrior

Sunday warrior

The Doppler radar looked like a corner man’s towel in the ninth round. Three slashes of red cut across Georgia and western South Carolina, each…

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Press release

Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REEDY RIVER CARDS FIND NEW COACH, NEW NAME (Greenville, SC) With fewer than 24 hours remaining before the 2009 draft, the Reedy…

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An open letter to Brett Favre

An open letter to Brett Favre

Dear Brett, It’s that last drive of the 2008 season, isn’t it? You can’t get it out of your head. You made your triumphant return…

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