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Keith Jackson, RIP

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On January 15, 2018
There aren’t that many great broadcasters. Most are poor to middling. Dick Enberg was one of the few great ones who define my life of watching sports. So was Keith Jackson, who I especially treasure because of his late-life Pac-10 only coverage, meaning I have more recent memories of him than fans of conferences. There […]
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Above: A man who believed precisely what contemporary white conservatives happen to think on a given day Only conservative whites truly understand noted conservative Martin Luther King, Jr. The greatest of these civil rights scholars are members of the white football establishment. And in the end, what do poseurs like Taylor Branch or Clayborne Carson […]

DUCKS!

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On September 1, 2012

Today starts another glorious run of University of Oregon football. I’m sure I speak for everyone (which means no one but Farley and myself) when I say that the Ducks are the official college fo

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The Semiotics of Sleaze

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On March 25, 2011
John Calipari and Jim Tressel are two of the sleaziest coaches in sleazy business of big time college sports. “Everyone” knows this about Calipari, who has an extensive history of maintaining a conveniently comprehensive ignorance regarding the extensive shenanigans going on at the programs where he’s coached. Yet despite more than a few striking parallels […]
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