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What do Babe Ruth and Mia Hamm have in common? The joy of competition, yes. The adulation of millions. And recognition on our list. For us, it’s about the thrill of victory. If you expect the agony of defeat, look elsewhere.

Sports: The Army-Navy Game

Posted by on Dec 3, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: The Army-Navy Game

They started playing the game back in 1890, and Navy shut out the Army that year, 24-0. Last year they did it again, winning 34-0....

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Sports: Larry Bird

Posted by on Nov 21, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Larry Bird

Of course, Larry’s not the only world-class athlete to come out of French Lick, Indiana. There’s…Uh…Okay, Larry...

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Sports: The Play (Cal vs. Stanford)

Posted by on Nov 8, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: The Play (Cal vs. Stanford)

Of all the plays in all the football games ever contested, why is this one known simply as The Play? First, it happened in a major rivalry...

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Sports: Hank Aaron

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron is Major League Baseball’s legitimate all-time leader in home runs. Of course I say “legitimate” because he...

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Sports: Muhammad Ali

Posted by on Oct 18, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

He could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” He invented the “rope-a-dope” strategy. He became one of the...

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Sports: "Bear" Bryant

Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: "Bear" Bryant

Paul “Bear” Bryant was born in Arkansas, and coached at Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas A&M. But just look at the man. Has...

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Americana: Tailgating

Posted by on Sep 26, 2009 in Americana, Food, Sports | Comments Off on Americana: Tailgating

Long gone are the days when tailgating was limited to fried chicken and potato salad. Go to a ballgame today and you’ll see exclusive...

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Sports: "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias

It’s a shame that so many of you will see this name, and not recognize perhaps the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. No...

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Sports: Secretariat

Posted by on Sep 14, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

Thoroughbred racing has seen some beautiful and powerful steeds. Eleven have won the prestigious Triple Crown. Memorable names such as...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Sports, TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: ESPN

Sure, ESPN has gotten a little too big for its broadcasting britches. Yes, it takes itself a tad too seriously. And certainly, it threatens...

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