In the Spotlight

Jerry Izenberg Remembers NSMA Hall of Famer Sam Lacy

02.24.2017

He never cared much for the new computer technology, and, as he aged, acute arthritis came between him and his typewriter. Because of this last, for the last 30 years of life, Sam wrote his weekly sports column for the Baltimore-based Afro-American in longhand on a plain paper tablet.

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Some Rules Changes Are Actually Good

02.24.2017

Recently, I found myself sounding like a grumpy old man – imagine that -- railing against two proposed rules changes in sports.


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Mark McCarter

02.13.2017

Mark McCarter discusses the burden of Atlanta fandom.

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Bob Ryan

02.07.2017

Kyle Shanahan’s backpack was missing. Inside was the game plan for Super Bowl LI. All’s well that ends well, but you know what the conspiratorial thinkers among us were thinking.

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George Vecsey

12.14.2016

We meet every few months at Foley’s pub in Manhattan. My friends have new hips and new knees and one of them has a new shoulder – “diving for a loose ball in practice,” Lew Freifeld explains. That was half a century ago.

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