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  • A few pre-race Preakness thoughts, and the current odds

    A few pre-race Preakness thoughts, and the current odds
    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...
  • Who's No. 1 — in high school?

    Who's No. 1 — in high school?
    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....
  • Is Ira Glass getting a pass on his Mike Daisey gatekeeping failures?

    Is Ira Glass getting a pass on his Mike Daisey gatekeeping failures?
    I 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...
  • Sports author in another scuffle, takes on NCAA

     
    Does 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......
  • 'Outside Shot' by Keith O'Brien is no 'Friday Night Lights'

    'Outside Shot' by Keith O'Brien is no 'Friday Night Lights'
    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...
  • In search of 'Jewish Jocks'

    In search of 'Jewish Jocks'
    Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
  • Oprah makes Lance Armstrong squirm in Part 1 of their interview

     
    We'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....
  • Husbands everywhere offering expressions of thanks to Buzz Bissinger

     
    Buzz 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...
  • Update: Writer whose shopping compulsion made husbands everywhere look good in comparison has reportedly checked into rehab

     
    Following 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...
  • Stephen Colbert, Tom Brokaw on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    Now for something completely different Sunday morning: Stephen Colbert will bring his comical outlook to NBC's “Meet the Press.” The program starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The star of Comedy Central's “Colbert Report” will get...
  • Clear eyes, full hearts, cease and desist

     
    By 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......
  • Pundit prediction score-sheet

     
    Culled from pundit prediction lists at New York Magazine and the Washington Post: Guessing Romney: Michael Barone Glenn Beck Dean Chambers, UnskewedPolls.com Jay Cost, Weekly Standard Ben Domenech, The Transom Kevin Eder Ari Fleischer Newt Gingrich...