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Backtracking 2013: The best of Sports History Files

TweetOn Monday, I wrote about the marvelous longform sportswriting that continues to proliferate on the Web, despite some crabbiness to the contrary.
Today I’m linking to posts I wrote in the past year about sports history, one of the foundations of this blog and something that will become a stronger focus here in the coming [...]

When the ball was red, white and blue

TweetThe lackluster NBA Slam Dunk Contest had me mourning what once had been a fine art involving the best masters of the form.
While many present-day fans were chiding the sorry state of dunkology in the context of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday, I was thinking about my forever champ — Dr. J — and David Thompson.
During [...]