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The Saturday Sports Reader: New hope in old D.C.

TweetThe Major League Baseball playoffs lead off this weekend’s list of stellar sports reads from around the Web, starting with Nathan Fenno’s marvelous piece in The Washington Times about the last time Washington played host to a post-season game. The year was 1933, still early in the Depression and late in the era of Prohibition. […]

How about that? A fine find among the wine

TweetWhen Pittsburgh Pirates minority owner Bing Crosby — yes, that Bing Crosby — was out of the country during the 1960 World Series, he had the full NBC broadcast of Game 7 recorded on several reel-to-reel tapes. Those films were among the various non-alcoholic artifacts recenly found in the wine cellar of the late entertainer’s […]

Malcontent scribes and linemen; dialing for college football dollars; lucrative losing in Pittsburgh

Tweet• At Extracurriculars I spent far too much time and too many words on the sorry sagas of Jason Whitlock, Jay Mariotti and sportswriters who insist on becoming the story. I’ll leave it to Deadspin to put the proper shine on the self-parodic figure that Whitlock has become: “Jason Whitlock is Richard Hofstadter, if Ponderosa were […]