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John Koblin
koblin
Nov 22 2013
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At my apartment. I had Thanksgiving dinner at a fancy restaurant with fancy and richer friends and raced home for this catastrophe. My cousin came over. The Jets were gonna win this game and make their march toward the playoffs. It was actually a decent game like five minutes earlier. My cousin—a diehard Jets

Nov 7 2013
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what about super bowl units for a pre-game show? i'm assuming those are still pretty ridiculous. and world series looked like it was in-game.

Oct 31 2013
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it's pretty amazing how much better darling's gotten over the years. he was really rough out of the gates. i'm all for darling. fox has the room to screw this one up too. try someone out for a year, and if he's bad, they can move right on. they have baseball locked up for long enough to give them a decently sized Read more

Oct 11 2013
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Reactions. Magic's agent says that Magic goes to Dodger games with Simmons. He says that Simmons has been to Magic's house. He says they are friends. Simmons says Magic is GREAT. (Sure, OK, but who was saying they were enemies?) Read more

Oct 9 2013
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I know there's no way around this without getting technical but: Your reporting proves that the NFL was a sort of obstructionist monster on this issue for years. But when the players reached their settlement a few weeks ago, you guys reported that the judge was ready to throw out a good chunk of the players' case. Read more

Oct 9 2013
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You guys reported that in 1994 Paul Tagliabue dismissed the concussions as a "pack journalism issue." This was shortly after Al Toon's retirement, so it was in the air, but how extensively was this reported on back then? Were journalists taking concussions seriously? Was Tagliabue right that journalists were at least Read more

Oct 8 2013
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Not sure if you've read or seen League of Denial but if you have: What's in there that surprised you the most? What's the biggest bit of news to come out of the book or movie?

Oct 3 2013
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There's also been a weird trend this from this year: There's the ESPN that hires Olbermann, Whitlock, Silver and is finishing construction of a fancy new SC studio. And then there's the austere ESPN that cuts hundreds of jobs. Just heard this one: ESPN got rid of the masseuse who'd give out massages around campus. Read more

Sep 17 2013
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Seeing how this played out, would you do anything differently? Would you break it into five parts? Would you have put that editors' note (or the bookend or the coda) at the beginning of the series instead of the end?

Sep 15 2013
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A guy at CBS tells me: "CBS is changing their graphics next week. They are aware of the problem. They can't fix on the fly." Read more

Sep 9 2013
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He's redeemed himself since, though. There was the McEnroe hit-around the next year, I believe, which the crowd looooved.

Sep 7 2013
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Cramping in the presser videos never an easy thing to watch. These poor guys!