Monthly Archives: October 2013

Midweek Books: Remembrances of Octobers past

TweetIt’s been 36 years — my high school days! — since the legend of “Mr. October” was cemented. Reggie Jackson was the catalyst of three consecutive World Series championship teams with the Oakland Athletics in the mid-1970s. After he signed with the Yankees as a free agent, guiding title teams in 1977 and 1978, that […]

Sports History Files: A century of ‘reforming’ football

TweetFollowing the suicide of former NFL All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau last year, and the media frenzy that surrounded his San Diego-area home, Buzz Bissinger blasted the press for trying to perpetuate a narrative he thought foolhardy as he asserted that the culture of violence in football was essentially unreformable. (A few months later, Bissinger called […]