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The Hartford CourantI am currently reading the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine. I don't remember ever subscribing to AARP The Magazine, but then I don't remember ever ordering several of the magazines I now get. Last year I started getting Sports Illustrated in...
The Hartford CourantWith varying degrees of failure over a decade and a half, I have used my Half-baked Jake, ellipsis-pocked humor for my year-in-review, year-in-preview column. For example … In the Year 2012, Gabby Douglas showed us that a squirrel could fly. In...
It's time to peer into my crystal ball and see what 2013 has in store for Southern California athletes, coaches and fans: Adoree' Jackson of Gardena Serra will reach 26 feet in the long jump, appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated and start wearing...
Tags: Kobe Bryant, Basketball, YouTube, Barack Obama, College Baseball
Running off at the typewriter. … Thank goodness for Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend, both of whom have been the genesis of some of the best comedic lines since the invention of Twitter. Here are the top 10 one-liners that...
No fish jokes about this kid. Mike Trout is a keeper. Who could have imagined where this was headed when he was called up on that fateful day of April 28. He looked a little bit like Mickey Mantle and he sure could run like the Mick. But the talent-rich,...
As NFL teams start another season, their goal is simple: Win the Super Bowl. But what about the players' long-term health and welfare? Jim McMahon won a championship with the Bears. So did Dave Duerson. In fact, Duerson won a second Super Bowl ring with...
The Hartford CourantAs a consolation prize, maybe UConn can play in a make-pretend national basketball tournament for players who attend make-pretend classes and earn make-pretend grades. Maybe UConn can retire Jonathan The Husky as its mascot and replace him with Harvey,...
— The bumper sticker for this year's Fiesta Bowl could be: "They have only themselves to blame." Kansas State (11-1) and Oregon (11-1), playing Thursday night, would be playing for the national title had the season ended the afternoon of Nov. 17....
During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished. But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
The Hartford CourantArnold Dean never called himself the "Dean of Sports." It was radio hucksterism, it was presumptuous, and he knew it. If the three-word brainchild of a station producer was to be his legacy, well, it would be an orphan from his lips. Mr. Dean was the...
In tonight's ED-itorial: why Drew Brees is wrong when he says his comments to Sports Illustrated - that "nobody trusts" Roger Goodell - were blown out of proportion. Brees said he wasn't bashing the commissioner, when that's exactly what he was doing....
Tags: Drew Brees, Roger Goodell, Football, Sports, New Orleans Saints
Jahlil Okafor may be the next No. 1 player in the country to hail from Chicago when Jabari Parker graduates from Simeon next year. Young's 6-foot-10 rising junior hasn't reached the cover of Sports Illustrated like Parker yet, but the magazine is...
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