Category Archives: Sports

This and that . . .

Just some not-so-random thoughts on a few things: Cam Newton is an incredible quarterback.  He’s also pretty enthusiastic.  And that, for some reason, ticks people off.  I don’t really understand why he’s gotten so much heat over his celebrations.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Book Review: The National Basketball League: A History, 1935-1949

The National Basketball League: A History, 1935-1949.  Murry R. Nelson. Jefferson, NC:  McFarland & Company.  ISBN 978-00786440061 and 0786440066. The only full length treatment of the National Basketball League (NBL), this book belongs in every basketball fan’s collection.  Its importance and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life on the Run

Life on the Run.  Bill Bradley.  New York: Vintage Books.  ISBN 978-0679762089 and 0679762086.  Also available in hardback (ISBN 978-1560004547 and 1560004541) and mass market paperback (ISBN 978-0553261523 and 0553261525).  Older versions may be available. I decided to read this after finishing Bill Simmons’ … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Basketball Books

Some of the books listed below are biographies or autobiographies of players, but some also delve into the history of the game.  This reader’s advisory will list some of the best that I’ve found in this specific genre.  You’ll find short … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Never Played the Game

I Never Played the Game, Howard Cosell with Peter Bonaventure.  ISBN 0-380-70159-6 (978-0380701599).  New York: Avon Books, 1985.  Also available in hardback (ISBN 978-0688044817) and large print paperback (ISBN 978-0816141111).  Contains a table of contents but no index. I just realized that I … Continue reading

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Only religious people are good people?

I really hadn’t intended to write on this topic.  So many others have said essentially the same thing in different places and I’m not sure that I have all that much to add. But I’m frankly getting tired of reading … Continue reading

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