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Archive: April, 2012

Remembering the Rodney King Riots

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:35 PM
The big bus rolled through a rightfield gate unto Dodger Stadium's pristine playing field. It moved slowly along the foul line before coming to a stop in front of the visitors dugout. Phillies players, gazing warily around the empty stadium as if expecting to encounter rampaging mobs, emerged from the... Read more

Remembering the Rodney King Riots

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:35 PM
The big bus rolled through a rightfield gate unto Dodger Stadium's pristine playing field. It moved slowly along the foul line before coming to a stop in front of the visitors dugout. Phillies players, gazing warily around the empty stadium as if expecting to encounter rampaging mobs, emerged from the... Read more

THE FIRST NFL DRAFT

Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:25 AM
The first NFL draft was, in many ways, a grand success for Bert Bell. The Eagles' patrician owner had devised the idea nine months earlier, selling it to his colleagues as a way to maintain a competitive balance and, not insignificantly, hold down salaries. It eventually would be successful and was... Read more

IT'S BAAAAACK!

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 12:51 PM
I know it's difficult, but stop texting, Tweeting and Zoosking for a moment. (If you don't know what Zoosking is, you've probably got a life, a job or a tan, perhaps even all three.) Open the door, walk outside and lift a finger into the air. (No, Philadelphians, not that finger.) Ok, feel it? ... Read more
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