The non-contact injury is the scariest of them all. Sure, there have been some humdingers when bodies have collided and joints get twisted in ways that joints were not meant to be twisted. Think Joe Theismann. But for whatever reason, the injuries that occur when nary a soul is around the victim, often are among [...]

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Jan
13

Kept in the Dark

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I think one of the most depressing parts of winter is that we spend it cloaked in darkness. It’s dark when you wake up to get ready for work. The afternoons are often overcast and everyone has to drive with their headlights on. It’s dark when you drive home from work. You can go days [...]

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Categories : Enotes, weather
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Jan
12

Once Proud, Jackson’s Knicks Now a League Joke

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The cigar smoke wafted toward the lights above the court. The basketball Mecca was filled with stogies, men clutching rolled up programs and, most of all, breathless anticipation. Would he, or wouldn’t he? Could he, or couldn’t he? Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals was nigh, and Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan [...]

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So here the Lions are, in Dallas for a playoff game. I was wondering if they’d ever get a chance to toss some dirt on one of the most frustrating, horrible, maddening losses in that franchise’s frustrating, horrible, maddening history. A couple weeks ago I flipped on the wayback machine and told you of a [...]

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You know those annoying end-of-the-year letters you get from family members around the holidays? The ones that tell about little Johnny’s new teeth and sister Sarah’s new puppy and the family’s trip to the Grand Canyon? And how mom has taken up embroidery and dad ran a half marathon? Or, something like that. Well, this [...]

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Gustav Nyquist kept the puck on his stick for 28 seconds, which in hockey is an eternity. It’s the world’s fastest team sport—a game predicated on moving the puck quickly and in tic-tac-toe fashion. Yet here was Nyquist, the puck seemingly glued to his stick, literally skating circles around the Ottawa Senators and his own [...]

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Dec
24

(Not) Getting Carded

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So how many Christmas cards did you get this year? Are they adorning the wall? Do you have so many that they outline the closet door frame? Or are they stuffed in a holder on the coffee table, bursting? No? Not at our house, either. The Christmas card is a dinosaur—like drive-in movies and transistor [...]

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Categories : Enotes, holidays
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Dec
22

Lions Have to Beat More than Packers on Sunday

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The helmet whizzed past Milt Plum’s head, missing his melon by inches. The hurled headgear slammed against the locker room wall. It was October 7, 1962. A few weeks later, the country would be captivated and would squirm on their living room sofas, as they followed with racing hearts the tense missile crisis playing out [...]

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I was at a public gathering one evening and I needed to find out the score of a game. So I used a phone. Only, I didn’t bring up the Internet and go to ESPN.com or the like; I placed a call. And it wasn’t my phone. No, not to my bookie. I never made [...]

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Dec
11

A True Miss America

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Today’s Miss Americas serve their term and then they’re never heard from again. Or so it seems. There’s no prerequisite, of course, that the winner of arguably the most famous beauty contest of all time needs to stay in the limelight when she hands the crown over to her successor. But there was a time [...]

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