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Eli Manning and His Career in This Blog

November 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, France, Lists, NFL, Sports Journalism

Eli Manning will not start for the New York Giants on Sunday, ending a streak of 210 consecutive starts at quarterback for the Giants, going back to 2004. However, the Giants are 2-9 and their playoffs hopes were buried weeks ago, and Eli will be 37 in five weeks and is not having a very […]

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Today’s List: Tips for Post-Game Questions

November 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Journalism, Lists, Sports Journalism

This is an important journalism skill outsiders rarely think about. Posing post-game questions. This is not the same as asking a question in an interview situation. At best, a one-on-one with flexible time limits. More likely something in a controlled environment, like a press conference. Asking post-game questions in a clubhouse littered with laundry and […]

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Today’s List: Ten Thoughts on U.S./World Cup

October 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Fifa, Football, Lists, Russia 2018, soccer, Sports Journalism, World Cup

It’s time for a list. A lot of information and opinions banging around out there about the U.S. loss at Trinidad and Tobago, and subsequent failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Let’s see if we can pick out a few of the most interesting notions — and maybe introduce a few new ones.

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Vienna, Day 5: Bingeing on American Movies

September 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Austria, Lists, Movies, tourism, Travel, Vienna

It wasn’t only because we found meals in Vienna to be expensive, compared to nearby cut-rate European capital cities Prague and Budapest, that we avoided Vienna’s restaurants for most of our stay in the Austrian capital. Though that was much of it. Another major factor? A chance to binge on American-made movies in VO (version […]

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Today’s List: The Best Nicknames of Players Weekend

August 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers, Lists

Major League Baseball has designated this “Players Weekend” … which is supposed to be about the players having fun — mainly by revealing their nicknames and wearing them on their jerseys. (Players probably would prefer an extra $1,000 in their paycheck, if MLB really wanted the players to feel special.) Anyway, nicknames. This does not […]

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Ranking North America’s Sports Drafts

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Lists, NBA, NFL, soccer

The draft. Whichever you want to talk about … is very much an American thing. The rest of the world, you collect players in a youth system and watch them develop. You keep a few, loan some others, release the rest. Especially the case in world soccer. In the U.S. however, talent is typically distributed […]

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Today’s List: Ten Thoughts on Rio 2016

August 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Lists, Olympics, Rio Olympics

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics wrapped up today. The final few medals handed out, the typical Closing Ceremonies chaos the great migration to the airport in the morning … Here are 10 topics about these Games, the future Games, and the people involved in it all.

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Battle of Waterloo on Its Way to Being Forgotten?

June 18th, 2016 · No Comments · France, Lists

If you come across one of those 10 most decisive battles in human history lists … the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815, invariably will be in there. It was a victory for a coalition of forces, mostly British and Prussian, that marked the end of Napoleon’s bloody attempts to bring the whole of Europe […]

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‘The Great Escape’ and a Grand Omission

May 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Lists, Travel

Back in 2013 I did a list of 10 Movies I would watch today, tomorrow and next week. May of these films, thankfully, seem to be in heavy rotation among long-haul airways, so you can see them without commercial interruption if you are crossing an ocean. However, I left out one movie that has to […]

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Today’s List: Kudos Only!

April 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, English Premier League, Football, Kobe, Lakers, Lists, NBA, soccer

Well, it’s good news in my view of the world, anyway. We don’t have to be negative all the time, do we? Let’s do a list to celebrate some of the uplifting or inspirational or remarkable. For one day, anyway.

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