Hi everyone. Extremely unpredictably timed newsletter incoming. Have a great week! In the early 1990s, Lyle Alzado was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. A former All-Pro defensive end, Alzado had used anabolic steroids throughout his career and had actually advocated for the…
This week’s newsletter has nothing at all to do with sports… but it does mention a baseball game. I’d like to use this space to occasionally write essa…
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Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here’s a baseball newsletter, which only contains a subtle plug for my podcast. In other podcast-plugging news: My producer…
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I come from a long line of people who refuse to retire. My dad, a vascular surgeon, is 66 and shows no signs of slowing down, and my grandpa, also a do…
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It's called "Crushed," and it's out now
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Today is Mardi Gras, and I happen to be in New Orleans, so I wrote a few words about my favorite day of the year in any year but this one. A million wo…
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It’s me, and I’m yelling about COVID again. Everything old is new again. Happy reading. Way back at the start of NFL training camp, before the league r…
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Hi! As promised, though a few weeks late, I’ve finally rebranded this thing with a new name and logo. From here on out, this newsletter will be called …
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