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May 13, 2015

Four pieces on "Deflategate"

The case for punishment by Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, representative of the selectively censorious Left: "Unsportsmanlike Conduct".

The case for what-the-hell-is-all-the-fuss-about by a fine sportwriter whose other work I really like and whose take here I much prefer, Joe Posnanski: "Wake Me When It's Over".

An interesting argument by Mike Florio on a seemingly important detail: "Wells report disregards Anderson’s 'best recollection' on a key piece of evidence". Related: "10 Reasons Why an Appeal Overturns Tom Brady's Suspension". 

May 12, 2015

At the risk of jinxing Barca later today . . .

. . . let's look, again, at Messi's spectacular performance last week: "Player of the day: Lionel Messi". (The great Martin Tyler: "Only football can make you feel this way.")

More: "Lionel Messi sets a new standard in Barcelona's memorable win vs. Bayern".

Still more: "The Superhero".

Finally, "15 Things All Barcelona Fans Know To Be True".

May 10, 2015

"One last Q&A with Gregg Popovich"

Unlike so many people, I'm not desperate for people to admire. But if I were, Gregg Popovich would be in contention.

April 30, 2015

"Winston first, Williams second, and then the draft is wide open"

We'll see.

April 28, 2015

"Duke still gets F for Mike Pressler’s firing"

It was slow, and very painfully, coming, but at least in this case, justice has prevailed.

April 26, 2015

"Soon-to-be-70 Walt Frazier still a shining star with New York fans"

Clyde is still the coolest.

April 24, 2015

"The Best NBA Doppelgängers"

Some of these are pretty good,

April 19, 2015

"Zlatan Uses Powerful Hypnosis To Force Keeper Into Shocking Mistake"

It's not every day--or even every year--you see a goal like this.

April 12, 2015

"The Comfort of Feeling Small"

"As the Spurs prepare for another playoff run, they take with them a team of millions."

Sportswriter Travis Hale offers a beautiful, beautiful tribute to San Antonio.

April 08, 2015

Congratulations to Geno and the UConn women

Last night UConn won their tenth women's Division I basketball championship.

Excellence is difficult. Sustained excellence is an entirely higher level of difficulty.

Three interesting pieces:

"The swagger Of UConn".

"The Huskies Are Better Than The Wildcats Ever Hoped To Be".

"UConn Women's Basketball Team Dances at First Night". (Video.)

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