Spring Training’s Longest Marriage

March 19, 2010 Dear Loyal Readers, Thanks once again for your continued, well, loyalty.  First, a correction: I cited 33,000 subscribers last week, but in fact, we’re well over 38,000, because the stats I looked at only covered the past12 months, and we’re in month thirteen now of the Bacon Blog. Second, as I wrote […]

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How to Talk Sports, the Coach Bacon Way

March 13, 2010 Press play to listen In America, you’re “behind the eight ball,” if you will, if you can’t “Talk Sports.”  Jay McInerny once wrote that sports fans constitute the largest fraternity in America, and not knowing how to talk about them will put you on the outside of every airport and elevator conversation […]

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The Olympics’ Real Winners and Losers

March 5, 2010 Press play to listen It was the best of Olympics, it was the worst of Olympics. For some, it was the season of hope; for others, the winter of their discontent. But to heck with all that. I’m just here to give you Coach Bacon’s Winners and Losers of the Winter Olympics.  So, here we […]

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Miracle on Ice Architect Herb Brooks: A Personal Thank You

February 26, 2010 Press play to listen The surprising United States Olympic men’s hockey team will play Finland today in the semi-finals, inspiring some to compare them to the last U.S. men’s team to win the gold 30 years ago, Lake Placid’s “Miracle on Ice.”  Sorry, even if the U.S. wins it all, it will […]

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Our National Anthem is Not Our Nation’s Best Tribute

February 19, 2010 Press play to listen The modern Olympics started in 1896, but it took 28 more years before the winners would hear their national anthem during the medal ceremony.   The Vancouver Games will conduct 86 medal ceremonies, during which any of the 82 countries present could be serenaded with their national anthem.  But […]

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Please Show Us The Athletes Competing, Instead Of The Announcers Talking

February 12, 2010 Press play to listen Twelve years ago I covered the Winter Olympics in Nagano.  It was exhausting – and exhilarating.    Every day, right in front of me, I got to savor the skill and the speed of the skiers and the snowboarders, the hockey players and the figure skaters.  But what […]

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