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This is the grave of Ernie Davis. Born in 1939 in New Salem, Pennsylvania, Davis grew up in Elmira, New York, where he became a major prep star in baseball, basketball, and football. He attended Syracuse University because he wanted to follow in Jim Brown’s footsteps. And boy did he. He led the Orangemen to […]
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Why We Need Football

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On January 1, 2016
There are many, many reasons why we can argue football is a horrible scourge on the nation. The terrible workplace conditions, the exploitation of unpaid college labor, the deification of violence–these are all really good reasons! I’m not going to defend any of them. But, as an American, I also have to at least acknowledge […]

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On June 14, 2014

P.S. I am not a crank. One of my all-time favorite letters to the editor of @nytimes (1909) pic.twitter.com/Z68ddCocyJ — Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) June 14, 2014 Has anyone ever published

NFL Hall of Fame

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On February 3, 2013
Yesterday, seven people were elected to the NFL Hall of Fame: Bill Parcells, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, and veterans committee candidates Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. A few thoughts. 1. While I can’t speak to the veterans committee guys (more on this in a second), it’s a pretty unimpeachable class. Parcells […]
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