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Two fingers of paradise

I’m humming (the songs of) Eddie Money as I sip coffee at Caffe Trieste in North Beach, early on a rainy Monday fall morning. “Two fingers of paradise” is a corny headline; as if that’s how much espresso was holding … Continue reading

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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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Unitas, Matte…Strausser

Jerry Sorenson mentioned to me that our mutual friend Chris Strausser had joined the Colts. I sent the Colts webmaster a note about the fact that in 1981 Chris was co-offensive player of the year in the Santa Clara Valley … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Tom Sullivan of the Eagles

On April 16, 1974, when I was 10 years old, Tom Sullivan, the star running back of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football league, sent me a postcard: To Mark, Best wishes and glad to hear from you. Your … Continue reading

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4 stills from the 303

Outro by Denver son but world traveler, who I once rode a tour bus with from San Diego to Maine, Corey “Roar He” Harris edit to add, later that day: this was based on an NYT feature, “36 Hours in … Continue reading

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Did I mention I suck at fantasy football?

Did I mention I suck at fantasy football? I’m starting this guy anyways despite this website that says I should sit on Maricopa versus the broncos who incidentally employee my childhood friend and gun class May but never my teammate … Continue reading

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Is Jim Tyrer the first CTE suicide?

I met a man last weekend who told me he had a son my age, named HS, who died recently, at age 50 or so. He said his son played three years of football for the local high school team, … Continue reading

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