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The Atom Bowl

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On January 1, 2013
Wow. One of the most bizarre episodes in the entire occupation of Japan took place less than two months later, on January 1, 1946, in Nagasaki. Back in the States, the Rose Bowl and other major college football bowl games, with the Great War over, were played as usual on New Year’s Day. To mark […]

Ray Guy

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On December 9, 2012

This is a couple weeks old, but is still awesome in every way: Dear Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee members, I had the dubious pleasure of reading an article on Yahoo yesterday about Ray

Concussed

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On October 31, 2012

I’m a bit outraged by Paul Anderson’s piece arguing essentially that NFL players have the right to play after they’ve had a concussion. Anderson argues that our national concussion o

Scabtackular

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On September 11, 2012
So how did the scab refs do in Week 1 of the NFL? Pretty bloody awful. The Green Bay-San Francisco game was particularly egregious: Midway through the second quarter at Lambeau Field, there was an offensive pass interference call on Green Bay’s James Jones that Gierke considered questionable. But during the same drive, San Francisco […]
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The football suicides

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On May 2, 2012
Earlier today Junior Seau became at least the sixth seventh former NFL player to commit suicide since 2005, joining Terry Long, Shane Dronett, Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Kenny McKinley, and Ray Easterling. (A side note: one in every six members of the 1994 San Diego Chargers Super Bowl team has now died — two in […]

A Brief Appreciation

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On March 29, 2012

Watching last night’s Barcelona-Inter Milan draw reminded me, that for many people on this planet, the most frightening sight in the world is a 5’4″ Argentinian–born the year after

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