Block That Cliché!

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized |

The cool phrase to use this season to show you are a trendy and knowledgeable TV football announcer is “outside shoulder.”  It’s about where to hit the receiver with a pass.  Just listen, the announcers are all over it. Last year, it was “edge,” referring to running around the line. The year before, it was […]

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Life Sentence in a Word

Posted by Michael Dolan on July 14, 2012 in Uncategorized |

When old sports writers paste a label on young athletes, it tends to stick for the rest of their public lives, says Frank Deford in his latest memoir, Over Time. “In any event, fair or not, seldom do we change our opinions about sports stars.  They are categorized throughout their lives as lovable or dopey […]


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