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Time to Appreciate

This weekend we found ourselves in the throes of the NFL Divisional Playoffs—and there were plenty of great performances that people will be talking about at the coffeepot or water cooler for the next few days. But, to me, there may never be a playoff performance to rival that of Ed Podolak of the Kansas…

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Making History

No matter which of the three Heisman finalists took home the great trophy this past Saturday night, history of some kind would be made. Had Collin Klein won it, he would have been the first Kansas State player ever to be a Heisman winner. Had Manti Te’o won it, he would have been the first…

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Surprise, Surprise

As one of the last Major League Baseball teams to qualify for the postseason party, the St. Louis Cardinals did not find themselves sprinting into the playoffs; they were limping into them. They needed a collapse from the Atlanta Braves to secure a wild-card ticket to the dance. They then proceeded to eliminate the vaunted…

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Ladies Days

This past weekend was a significant time of celebrating great achievements in women’s sports, both past and present. The past was at Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament in Ohio, where every year a great golfer of the past is honored. This year’s honoree was one of the truly great women’s golfers of all time, Nancy Lopez….

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Oh, By The Way…

All weekend long at the Farmers Insurance Open, the focus was on Tiger Woods. The talk was about this being his first tournament of the year and his play and how he would do and would he make a run. Seemingly every segment, every update, and every sportscast led with how Tiger was doing, with…

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Saying Goodbye

Following Monday night’s playoff loss to the Giants’, longtime Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox stood on the dugout steps and waved goodbye to the hometown Atlanta fans. Following a career of 29 years as a major league manager—25 of them with the Braves—Cox stepped down to the cheers and tears of players, fans, and even…

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A Masterly Touch

Jim Furyk has long been known for his quirky golf swing and his cross-handed putting stroke—oddities that he has leveraged for a tremendous PGA Tour career. Then, a few weeks ago, Furyk became known for an alarm that didn’t go off, causing him to be disqualified from the opening event of the PGA Tour playoffs…

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Ready To Go

With Denny Hamlin’s 6 wins—capped by an impressive performance at Richmond last Saturday night—he stands atop the Sprint Cup standings as NASCAR’s version of the playoffs begin this weekend in New Hampshire. Hamlin and his fellow Cup “chasers” have only ten races to secure a championship, and so there is no time to waste. One…

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Rules Violation

Everyone who follows sports now knows that, on the final hole of regulation play at the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson unwittingly grounded his club in a bunker, resulting in a penalty that cost him a chance to win the PGA in the ensuing playoff. This past weekend at the LPGA Safeway Classic, Julie Inkster, a…

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A Healthy Reminder

Last Tuesday evening in Anaheim, the All Stars from the American and National Leagues had been introduced and were being cheered as they were on display down the first and third baselines. But there was another group as well—standing in the infield between the pitcher’s mound and home plate. Like the players set to compete…

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