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Jackie Robinson

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  • If Obama loses...

     
    by Frank James Randall Kennedy, a Harvard University law professor, an African American and an Obama supporter (many will see that as redundant) has a really honest piece in the Washington Post in which he ruminates about his potential response......
  • Obama win a civil-rights revolution

     
    by James Oliphant Remember the struggles. Little Rock. James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. Brown vs. Board of Education. Birmingham and Bull Connor. The Boston busing riots. Throw in, if you like, Rosa Parks. Or Jackie Robinson. Social...
  • Jeremy Schaap is covering the Obama Inauguration

     
    That's it for this week. Enjoy the conference title games, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. Once a week I serve as a writing coach for fifth graders at the local school. This week the talk turned to......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Ruth, Namath, Brown, Robinson lead NY ito ESPN final

     
    I have been poking fun at ESPN SportsCenter's February doldrums feature, "Mt. Rushmore of Sports," but for those who care, I can't resist keeping you informed of breaking developments. Sometime after 9 a.m. Monday, Rick Reilly will reveal the news......
  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • Citi opens; Live Chat at noon

     
    Citi Field opened its doors yesterday and it's almost impossible to find a negative review anywhere this morning. That's tough to do in a city full of cynics like New York, so I'm guessing the Mets did a pretty......
  • Jim Parker was the lineman next door

    JIM PARKER was one of our great storytellers. Some of the stories were true, and some were embellished for comic effect. Buddy Young used to say, "Parker'll call you up at 2 in the morning, just to make up a story." But here's one that's true: Parker, the...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked
    Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...
  • Diaz: Wendell Scott's NASCAR Hall of Fame honor is one to cherish

    It's easy to measure greatness in victories, trophies and championships. But what about standing up to prejudice and people who think the color of your skin makes you less worthy? What about going about your business in the face of death threats? What...
  • Baseball basics in Daytona Beach

    Baseball basics in Daytona Beach
    It was sacrilege, and I knew it, but I pulled out my cellphone to call a friend from my perch in the third-base bleachers at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. "Do you like baseball?" I asked him. "I love baseball." We didn't have a...