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Writer, and ESPN the Magazine. Author: The Last Hero, Juicing the Game and Shut Out. Sports correspondent, National Public Radio.

Sloane Stephens has trouble living up to the hype — Commentary Sloane Stephens is discovering that it is easier to generate hype than to live up to it By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Matthias Hauer/GEPA via USA TODAY Sports Despite the buzz, Stephens hasn't reached a final, let alone win a WTA tournament.

Adrian Peterson - Suspension of Minnesota Vikings star typifies complexities facing Roger Goodell - ESPN — I was born in 1968. My mother died in 2007. There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss her. Usually, the pain of her loss is strongest regarding parenting, when my son says or does something I once did, and I summon the times she would say, "I can't wait for you to have kids."

What it means to be a man in NFL — Commentary In the wake of domestic violence incidents, players must confront their values By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Oct. 13 Cleveland Issue. Subscribe today! THE NFL STANDS at the center of the domestic violence movement, but it is not a heroic contribution.

A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston — Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston by Howard Bryant is on Patrick's read shelf. Patrick gave this book 5 stars

US Open - First week reinforces questions about American tennis - ESPN — The graphics rolled across the television screen as a prophecy. In 1984, 33 American men reached the second round of the US Open. Ten years later, the number was cut in half to 16. It dwindled by more than half to just seven in 2004 and was down to just three last year.

Ferguson hits close to home for many athletes — Commentary In the fallout from Ferguson, athletes can help America see itself By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine THE LAST TIME a tank rolled through an American city, some 17 months ago, David Ortiz took the microphone at Fenway Park a day later and, with an expletive and a roar, became a national symbol of defiance.

Red Sox David Ortiz is the last remaining symbol of MLB's superpower era — Commentary David Ortiz is all that's left of a time when the Yankees and Red Sox ruled MLB By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN David Ortiz grapples with a post-superpower world. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 18 College Preview Issue. Subscribe today!

Tony, death, and a pretty good lamb chop.... — Arriving in St. Louis for Game 6 carried a temporary moment of dread. I was hoping for a quick series, hoping that it would end in Texas, averting a return to a city I do not particularly like. I have my reasons. I don't like the Cardinals.

Carpaccio: Adventures in Gastronomy — ONE DAY DURING his last season as general manager of the Chicago Cubs, I trekked over to Mesa, Arizona and interviewed Jim Hendry.

Carpaccio: Adventures in Gastronomy — Once, I used to write in my journal daily. I had many things to say, usually from about 38,000 feet traveling from one city to the next as life on the baseball beat dictates. One day, the journal writing stopped, not because I was more mature or more together; indeed life has only grown more complicated even as it has gotten better.
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Nov 26, 2014

1970s: PIT, OAK, DAL, MIA. 1980s: SF, WAS, NYG 1990s: DAL, BUF, GB, 2000s: IND, NE, PIT, 2010s: GB, DEN, NE, but where does Elway fit.

Nov 26, 2014

New idea for book construction: 3 teams of decade for each of the five decades since 1970. Toughest one so far: 1970s. OAK, DAL, MIA, PIT.

Nov 26, 2014

@AP: Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005 and had accuser's story spiked” how power works

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