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  The headlines during Super Bowl week have included two scandals involving performance enhancing drugs: one involving Ray Lewis and the other featuring Alex Rodriguez. Considering the proximity to football’s big game,  Sports Illustrated’s report on Lewis’ alleged use of a banned substance was probably the most relevant story. However, the accusations leveled against Arod caused the […]

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The clubhouse in Boston is a Nation divided. According to a lengthy report by ESPNBoston’s Gordon Edes, manager Bobby Valentine hasn’t been well received by his coaches or players, and each side has expressed frustration over the lack of communication that has resulted. Over the next few days, Edes’ allegations of discord will probably be […]

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During the early part of the 20th century, professional boxing was the most popular sport in American and the heavyweight champion was the king of the sports world. Even the great Babe Ruth took a backseat when Jack Dempsey was in the room. Nowadays, however, most sports fans probably can’t even name the titleholder. There […]

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The Captain’s Blog is not a big fan of the NFL, at least not the mediocrity and gimmickry that have become its ideals, but in honor of the Giants Super Bowl encore against the Patriots, the table below contains every World Series rematch (same participants within a five-year span) since the inception of the Fall […]

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  Thirty years ago today, the Yankees drafted a Hall of Famer, two-time champion, multiple-record holder, and iconic cultural figure. Unfortunately, the player they selected never appeared in a single major league game. With the last pick in the second round of the 1981 June draft, the Yankees selected a 20-year old outfielder from Stanford […]

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(In addition to appearing at The Captain’s Blog, this post is also being syndicated at TheYankeeAnalysts.) Over the past two days, the NFL and its players association have been engaged in a high stakes game of chicken. Will the league lock the players out? Will the union decertify first and force the fate of a new […]

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Perhaps anxious to get right to the game, Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the Super Bowl not only improvised a few words, but removed one line altogether. Considering that the NFL has turned the game into a reality TV show (Janet Jackson has become a more notorious figure in Super Bowl history than […]

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