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We live in a culture that demands all things be rated and ranked, especially our sports teams. At the end of the season, somebody has to earn the right to raise one of those garish foam fingers and shout, "We're Number One." That seems to count for a lot....
A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness: It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...
The Baltimore SunI am a fan of Ira Glass and "This American Life." In fact, I am such a fan, I have been sitting here for four days hoping someone else would write this piece. But no one is apparently. So, here goes. Let me preface it by saying maybe I am so out of...
Tags: Music, Values, Radio, Ethics, Journalism
O, by the WayDoes the name Buzz Bissinger mean anything to you?Unless you follow the coming and goings of sports journalism figures (and if you do with any regularity, you need a hobby), the name might not ring a bell.So to bring you up to......
Update: Writer whose shopping compulsion made husbands everywhere look good in comparison has reportedly checked into rehabChange of SubjectFollowing on yesterday's item Husbands everywhere offering expressions of thanks to Buzz Bissinger comes news that "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger "on Tuesday checked into an undisclosed rehab facility to seek treatment of an addiction to...
Change of SubjectBuzz Bissinger -- author of "Friday Night Lights," former Tribune investigative reporter, current contributing editor at Vanity Fair -- has published an astonishing confessional that has husbands everywhere reminding their wives just how comparatively...
Let's not pretend that when you close schools on the South and West sides, the children affected aren't black. Let's not pretend that's not racist. ... Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, speaking at a protest rally Wednesday As long as we'...
Beyonce has signed on to headline a concert benefiting Gucci's Chime for Change (get it?), an initiative that works to improve education, justice and health for women and girls around the world. John Legend, Ellie Goulding and Florence and the Machine are...
The story line seems the same. Just change the sport from football to basketball, and the states from Texas to Kentucky. Keith O'Brien's new book, "Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness," is the basketball...
Ten observations on the Lance Armstrong saga, which took on a new dimension once the Big O got involved and apparently got the defrocked 7-time Tour de France winner to tell the truth, or some of it, about his doping: 1. It would be a lot easier to...
Channel Guide MagazineWe're all very used to seeing Lance Armstrong as the picture of confidence, someone firmly believing he was in control and would come out on top — whether he was on his bike or on a bully pulpit denying any wrongdoing throughout his historic career....
Change of SubjectBy Megan Crepeau Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. Did you get a little teary-eyed reading that? Did it make you think of teamwork and honesty and all those good old-fashioned American values? It did for Mitt Romney - he's......
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