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For so long as we will be able to keep in mind, invoice Conlin has anchored considered one of America's top activities sections: the again pages of the Philadelphia day-by-day information. "Batting Cleanup, invoice Conlin, " is a suite of his most sensible activities writing. From backstage, Conlin provides athletes as all too human, yet his descriptions of online game motion express the significance of the athletes' expertise and the calls for of the game itself. His writing is broadly preferred for how it captures an elaborate second of baseball time via a chain of sharp pictures and dynamic verbs. In making the decisions for this quantity, editor Kevin Kerrane unearths how Conlin's playfulness with language and concepts has ended in artistic nicknames - like "The Jowly Grim mammoth" for Georgetown basketball trainer John Thompson - and to whole tales in keeping with outrageous premises. Who else could interview God to determine what He particularly thinks approximately Randall Cunningham?

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July 2, 1992) Marge Schott will run the Welcome Wagon program greeting Third World workers emigrating to Germany. a. “Clemency Moore,’’ hung the stockings with care. He pardoned anybody who could locate Iran on a map or use the political label “Contra” in a complete sentence. Page 5 I just want to thank Flyers fans in advance for the sportsmanlike behavior we can count on tonight when the vile, cheap-shotting representatives of Quebec City's demented, obscene, pacifier-abusing hockey fans visit the Spectrum with their high-sticking, ankle-slashing, Lindrostrashing brand of hockey.

But unfortunately, so has the Daily News. Squeezed by production costs and by a new bottom-line logic in the Knight-Ridder boardroom, the newspaper maintains a smaller staff, runs shorter stories, and includes fewer op-ed pieces. m. publication—and its sports section still gives plenty of incentives to read the paper from back to front. But it's not clear where in today's newspaper world any new Bill Conlins might come from, or how they might fit into the modern sports page. Few writers anywhere in America are interested in putting in 22 years on a baseball beat, which is a far less rewarding job than it used to be, and even fewer can hope for the freedom enjoyed by the King of the World.

So let us begin: Penn State Nittany Lions: A triple disgrace that trashes not only Native Americans and women, but the extinct mountain lion, too. As I recall the legend, Nita-Nee was an Indian princess seduced by an evil spirit disguised as a mountain lion. In deep disgrace, she lived out her days selling apple cider to fans trekking over Seven Mountains to the football games. New nickname: Penn State Nearsighted Brooklynites. Wisconsin Badgers: Insulting to Mexican Americans from the Laredo border checkpoint to the Taco Bell in downtown Madison.

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