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Tom BradyFootball

A football in my hands is worth about $20.A football in Tom Brady’s hands is worth about $15 million.It depends on whose hands it’s in. A basketball in my hands is worth about $25. A basketball in Shaquille O’Neal’s hands is worth about $30 million. It depends on whose hands it’s in. …

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Why Athletes Can’t Have Regular jobs

Joe Theismann

1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model:“I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.” 2. New Orleans Saints RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season:  “I want to rush for 1,000 …

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Texas Western changes face of college athletics

Texas Western Basketball Team

The Miners’ all-black starting five beat all-white Kentucky to win the NCAA men’s basketball title. By Bruce Lowitt To this day, coach Don Haskins and his Texas Western players will tell you that starting a revolution was the last thing on their minds. “We were just kids playing basketball having …

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How’d You Break Your Arm?

Ski Lift Fall

A friend just got back from a holiday ski trip to Utah with the kind of story that warms the cockles of anybody’s heart. Conditions were perfect, 12 below, no feeling in the toes, basic numbness all over, the “tell me when we’re having fun” kind of day. One of …

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Golf Lessons

golf girl

Like every golfer, I can’t wait for the start of the golf season. But I have a special reason: my new playing partner, my 8-year-old daughter, known affectionately as “the Terrorist.” When she was only 2, her mother and I bought the little rascal a child-sized seven iron. It was …

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It’s All in the State of Your Mind

Marathon

I’ve never talked about this before. Doing so now is a result of my sister Lorraine reminding of these events that happened over 50 years ago. While running high school track during my sophomore year in the spring of 1955, I pulled up with a pulled hip muscle. The coach …

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1971 Paul VI High School Football Team: United by the Impossible Dream

This true sports story, submitted by former coach Jack Bottinger, was inspired by the 1971 Paul VI High School football team.
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Sometimes while sitting doing nothing in these retirement years, our minds wander, and at times, recall events from the past that make us all tingly inside. I had one of those moments yesterday. These moments always seem to occur around the beginning of each new football season. I believe this was triggered by the oldie The Impossible Dream that was playing on the radio yesterday afternoon!

You may not get all tingly inside and emotional, but some of these football moments were very special to me, and of course, to the many folks involved at the time.

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The Letter

When viewed from the Schuylkill Expressway In Philadelphia, Pa., heading west toward the Manayunk exit, St. John’s Church presents a magnificent picture of dignity and grace. This gray-stoned high-steepled beauty surrounded by a park made a wonderful setting for the wedding my wife and I attended in Manayunk. The ever-present …

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