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A Thing or Two About That A-Rod Story
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A Thing or Two About That A-Rod Story

Posted February 22, 2009 by YankTank

  Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue. -Moliere I am the proud owner of a blue iPod mini that I received as a Christmas present in 2004. Now every time I use it, I feel like Josh Baskin toiling away on his turn-of-the-century Macintosh. The reason for this being that [...]

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First, Class: Elevating the Role of Ethics in Sports
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First, Class: Elevating the Role of Ethics in Sports

Posted January 29, 2009 by YankTank

 “Winning is nice if you don’t lose your integrity in the process.” –Arnold Horshak, Welcome Back, Kotter Forget steroids. Forget asterisks. Forget gambling, sideline taping, dogfighting, DUIs, and firearm possession. While they all are the headlining stars of the dramatic Demise of Sports feature film, they are also eclipsing other infractions that may be technically legal, but are [...]

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Girls on the Side(lines)
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General Sports

Girls on the Side(lines)

Posted January 23, 2009 by YankTank

“A woman with a woman’s viewpoint is of more value when she forgets she’s a woman and begins to act like a man.” –Leonor Kretzer Sullivan, American Congressman On January 20, 2009, the first African American President of the United States was sworn into office. The country wept with pride, hope and relief, with a [...]

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Major League Baseball’s Communist Manifesto
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Major League Baseball’s Communist Manifesto

Posted January 8, 2009 by YankTank

“There’s no salary cap. And until there is, the Yankees can max out their corporate card every day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

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The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem: How Sports Have Skewed My Sanity
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The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem: How Sports Have Skewed My Sanity

Posted January 1, 2009 by YankTank

“The fan is the one who suffers.” -Frank Robinson When you’ve spent enough time screaming at the TV in public or when you have worn enough team-branded clothing, you become known as the sports you support. You become the first person people think of when your team loses or wins, which means the sound of [...]

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For Love Of The Game: Retirement Case Studies To Help Jamie Moyer
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General Sports

For Love Of The Game: Retirement Case Studies To Help Jamie Moyer

Posted November 3, 2008 by YankTank

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”–Orson Welles My dad tells this story of his friend’s big night at the craps table in Vegas. It was one of those scenes that generally doesn’t exist in reality–the casino’s population all concentrated around this one table, my dad’s [...]

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The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Choosing Sides in the 2008 World Series
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The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Choosing Sides in the 2008 World Series

Posted October 27, 2008 by YankTank

“There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person whom in one impulse, one value, assumes ascendancy over all others.” -Milton R. Sapirstein There are few things more aggravating than trying to escape mushrooming media hype of a story you just don’t want to hear. The internet is a demon the day immediately after [...]

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A Tale of Two Cities: Schilling’s shocking discovery of New York-Boston animosity
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New England Patriots

A Tale of Two Cities: Schilling’s shocking discovery of New York-Boston animosity

Posted September 11, 2008 by YankTank

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” -Plato Curt Schilling reminds me of the generic and requisite Real World stock character: the cantankerous jackass who falsely assumes his “candor” is anything more than pathetic and offensive white noise. The guy whose audition tape sounds something like, [...]

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