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    August in Their Hearts

    by  • October 23, 2013 • Fiction, Football, Josh Brown • 0 Comments


    We all know August: the burnt-end of summer. In the late afternoon fry, the inescapable dry grass smell saturated the air. Heat waves played on the road ahead creating a mesmerizing ripple as if the road was actually melting. People began to complain about the heat again. The old, maroon S-10 didn’t have AC,...

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    Symbols of Control

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Avi Goldberg, Features, Football, Futbol, Soccer • 1 Comment

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    THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK in the last several weeks about two issues in sports that may not, at first glance, appear to have much in common. In one instance, Quebecers, and many Canadians, agonized over the case of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s (QSF) policy, now overturned, to prevent Sikh boys from wearing turbans...

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    I’m gonna come right now. I’ll see you at church. (A Rob Ford Found Poem)

    by  • May 29, 2013 • Football, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Poetry • 2 Comments

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    On Sunday May 26, 2013, Jon Paul Fiorentino compiled actual Rob Ford quotes from his radio show, The City with Mayor Rob Ford. The result is this found poem entitled “I’m gonna come right now. I’ll see you at church.”   Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls! It’s funny. Absolutely. Oh boy, folks! Absolutely....

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    Something Else Entirely

    by  • January 31, 2013 • Alex Wong, Features, Football • 0 Comments


    Alex Wong’s Super Bowl Preview 1. This Weird Plane The Super Bowl itself exists in this weird plane that no other sporting event ever reaches. Once the conference championship games end, football becomes something else entirely. We – sports fans – have to share the culmination of entire season with them – anyone who...

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    When They Falter

    by  • January 30, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Features, Football, Media • 0 Comments


      How traditional media failed us in the strange case of Manti Te’o      HEROES ARE IMPORTANT. We need them for a variety of reasons: encouragement, amazement, entertainment, consolation, understanding. I’m opening “hero” up to its broadest definition here, not just quarterbacks and clutch home run hitters. Your mother can be your hero....

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