Here, in the moments after losing my friend, I could tell you a hundred stories about Len Dawson. I could tell you about the time he got locked in a…
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OK, so I spent all day Tuesday — and I mean ALL day Tuesday — online trying to get Taylor Swift tickets for our daughter, Katie. She is graduating high…
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Part I: The Green and White Chess Board We had this closet when I was a boy that was overloaded with the strangest and most wonderful stuff. If you’re…
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Let me tell you about a little card trick. It’s one that pretty much every magician — professional or amateur — does in their own style. There are more…
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Here is a sports question that fascinates me endlessly: What do you do when, through no fault of your own, fate has labeled you the villain? How do you…
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There’s a little joke we used to tell at the Olympics: Nobody is more of an expert on anything than a sportswriter watching an Olympic sport for the…
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Fifteen years ago today, Buck O’Neil died. It was a Friday evening, and I was playing our brand new piano — I used the verb “playing” loosely — when I…
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Sometimes, I wonder why things don’t feel the way they used to feel. What is it about getting older that makes that happen? I think of myself now, I’m…
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OK, so a couple of weeks ago we made a critical decision as a family — we decided to finally watch all three of the “Lord of the Rings” movies. This was…
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Sometime during the Rafael Nadal-Daniil Medvedev match early Sunday morning, I tried hard to come to grips with how I watch tennis. Well, I can tell you…
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I’m so excited to tell all of you first that I have signed with the amazing folks at Dutton Publishing to write my next book: WHY WE LOVE BASEBALL. We…
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For the first few months of Carlos Alcaraz’s life, the men’s tennis world was formless and empty. No fewer than four different players were No. 1 in the…
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