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War of attrition, war of wills. Thats what the Stanley Cup playoffs are - more intense, more physical and more prolonged than the playoffs of any other sport.
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I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself.

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When I was a kid, my father brought home the autobiography of Sid Luckman, the great Chicago Bears quarterback - probably an extra copy from the sports department where he worked. It was the first sports biography I ever read.

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Baseball's postseason shifts from game to game because of starting pitchers and the geography of the ballparks.

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Certain Stanley Cup traditions remain intact, including the handshake line between players who had been belting one another for a couple of weeks.

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Fans all have their memories of pennant races, good memories, sick memories.

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No matter how many times it happens, the public always seems to be shocked when an athlete dies young, but the reality is, there are no promises.

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Baseball cannot avoid conflicts. Games are played on Good Friday, the most solemn day on the Christian calendar. On Oct. 2, 1978, they played on Rosh Hashana, and Bucky Dent hit one into the screen at Fenway Park. Supply your own moral.

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In recent generations, women's sports have been a blessing. Some of us can remember the bad old days in the '50s, when we would discover in casual schoolyard play that a girl could outrun most of us or hold her own in basketball or hit a softball - but there were no teams, no coaches, for girls.

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It is no fun lining up in your own building - as the hockey players say - and touching the hands of fellow stubbly louts who have just sent you off to the proverbial cabin on the lake.

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One of the most beautiful sights in my neighborhood is on High Holy Days when people walk to temple. Not only does this bring the traditional legendary weather, but it gives off a psychic signal to slow down.

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Some anthems are great for sports. You've got the Russian national anthem ... 'O Canada,' how wonderful is that for hockey ... but I chose the Italian national song because at my first World Cup, I saw the Italians play four times, and they won all four times - they won the championship.

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To this day, while maintaining a healthy respect for the Giants and Jets and other teams I cover, I admit to checking the results every Monday to see how the Bears did.

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