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Wed, 27 March 2013

Posnanski: There are a million reasons to love the underdog Florida Gulf Coast basketball story, of course. But the biggest reason? The proof the Eagles are providing that less coaching and more creativity can be a good thing.

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Mon, 25 March 2013

The ability to make long putts (and short ones, for that matter) is one of the strangest and most mysterious forces in all of sports. It takes obvious talents and skills, of course - touch and feel and balance and nerve and an ability to see paths through the grass. But it takes something on top of that, something harder to describe. The young Tiger Woods had that something.

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Thu, 21 March 2013

Posnanski: Theo Epstein never wanted to the baseball super hero who saves franchises in desperate need. It just worked out that way. There's good news for Cubs fans, too. He says the team's on track to end that World Series drought. It just won't be soon.

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Mon, 18 March 2013

Posnanski: The idea, simply enough, is to pick the entire bracket in 68 seconds. No time to look anything up. No time to ponder the deep dark secrets of each team. No time, frankly, to learn even basic information about Liberty or La Salle, like their nicknames.

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Fri, 15 March 2013

What makes Kansas' irrepressible head coach so consistently brilliant? If you ask him, it's a combination of things, some simple and some more nebulous, that breed a consistent drive to win, regardless of the players he's coaching.

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Wed, 13 March 2013

Posnanski: Even if Team USA can't convince MLB viewers to watch the WBC, it doesn't detract from what's become a compelling international event.

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Mon, 11 March 2013

Posnanski: The Blackhawks will define themselves by what they do in the playoffs. Everybody knows that. But there is no doubt that Chicago is ready to fall in love with the Blackhawks. They're falling already.

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Fri, 8 March 2013

The Big Read by Joe Posnanski: The last time the Kansas City Chiefs went looking for a young quarterback to build the future around was 1983. For the last 30 years, they've built their future on quarterbacks on other teams. And yes, this isn't how most teams do business.

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Wed, 6 March 2013

Every single team in professional sports has access to previously unimaginable information and statistics, and all of them are making at least a token effort to understanding it. Yet many, many people are still fighting back against the numbers. Even at a conference that specifically focuses on advanced statistical analysis.

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Mon, 4 March 2013

Posnanski: Rory McIlroy is 23 years old, and though he's been under the microscope for a long while, it has never been to this magnification level. He will make mistakes. He will wilt under some of the pressure at times. It's natural. And it's human. So where does he go from here?

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Fri, 1 March 2013

Posnanski: Steve Sabol never hid his intentions or his motivations. He saw it as his life's goal to make everyone see pro football the way he saw it - as the greatest thing in the entire world. Of this, he had no doubts, no uncertainty, no hesitation. This is what it means to be a true believer.

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Wed, 27 February 2013

Posnanski: It's one thing to have the opinion that Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame. It's another to map out a path for him to get into it. That's a much harder trick. So. How could he do it? Here's how.

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Mon, 25 February 2013

Posnanski: At the heart of what we want from sports is to be taken to the very edge without any serious consequences. Sometimes, however, those desires clash, as shown by a 24-hour span this weekend in Daytona.

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Fri, 22 February 2013

Adults expect a lot from Danica Patrick. Obviously, Patrick expects so much more from herself. She has a chance this weekend at Daytona. But, through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl, she has already done enough to be a role model. She's made so much possible.

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Fri, 22 February 2013

The Big Read by Joe Posnanski: How did the most extraordinary young player of his generation, a handsome young man who three times (three times!) was named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People, a phenom who was the best shortstop in the game more or less the day he showed up - how did that guy become this A-Rod?

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