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Run to daylight

The year that tiny Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton, California won the Central Coast Section football championship, I had three friends with boys on the Gunn of Palo Alto team, my alma mater. I attended every game, even on Yom … Continue reading

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Did you mention that your childhood name was ‘Mac’?

Today I learned that my former Gunn and Dartmouth schoolmate Alan Eagle ‘83 has cowritten a book about the great Bill Campbell, “Coach”.   I’ve written a couple times briefly about Bill Campbell here based on our chance meeting the … Continue reading

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‘Coach: how one footballer shaped 5 Billion Cellphones’ by Mark Bennett Weiss, with help from The Leon Levy Center

In addition to advising Steve Jobs and other high tech CEOs, former Columbia University Center and Linebacker and Coach William Campbell ‘61 also funded The Old Pro in Palo Alto where thousands of beers also fueled thousands more ideas: Facebook … Continue reading

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Pat Fitzgerald is the Bill Campbell of Northwestern

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Beer goggles for Cmdr Jim Campbell

I’m at a sports bar, the sports bar, and I’m drawn to the shrine for Jim Campbell. He played hoops and lacrosse for Us Naval Academy —- THSNKS FOR YOUR SERVICE — and teammate of Rogers Staubach and continued serving … Continue reading

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Jason Garrett high road

When Jason Garrett head coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, was interviewed post-game about the loss to the Packers he said something like “we had our opportunities to prevail but did not, and the officiating was not the reason … Continue reading

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Fighting words in their own dugout (Harbaugh monologue research)

At the Gunn High of Palo Alto, Calif. Class of 1982 30th reunion, John Chovanec, the former all-league football and baseball star, gave me further comedic or psychic grist for the mill for the performance piece cum social sculpture I … Continue reading

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