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John Feinstein

John Feinstein, an award-winning columnist and one of the nation’s most successful and prolific sports authors, has written over two dozen books to date including the bestselling A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink.

In addition to writing a weekly blog for cbsradiosports.com, John contributes minute long commentary pieces for CBS Sports Radio, writes for the Washington Post, and is a regular commentator on the Golf Channel.

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    Steve Kerr Warriors Raptors NBA Finals Game 5
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    June 11, 2019 - 11:16 am
    In July of 2009, Tom Watson almost pulled off one of the greatest feats in the history of sports. Two months shy of turning 60, Watson came to the 72nd hole of the British Open with a one-shot lead on Stewart Cink. If he could par Turnberry’s 18th hole, he would become the oldest major champion in...
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    Tom Brady New England Patriots
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    June 05, 2019 - 8:32 am
    There is a part of me that says I should steer clear of this whole “Tom Terrific” controversy. After all, I couldn’t possibly be more biased on the subject. But I can honestly say I have NO bias against Tom Brady and readily concede that he is terrific, fabulous, extraordinary and flat-out great. I...
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    Fenway Park
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    May 28, 2019 - 2:28 pm
    Through the years, I’ve been privileged to cover many remarkable moments in sports. One night that stands out for me is Game Six of the 1986 World Series. I put Game Six in capital letters because if you say Game Six to most baseball fans, that’s the night they conjure in their memories—with all...
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    Brooks Koepka PGA Championship
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    May 21, 2019 - 9:45 am
    On Saturday afternoon, I walked for a while with the final third-round PGA Championship pairing of Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. It was a spectacular day, and the Bethpage Black spectators—for the most part—were enthusiastic about both players. And why not? Both were three-time major champions;...
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    Zion Williamson Duke NCAA Tournament NBA Draft Lottery
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    May 15, 2019 - 11:27 am
    The PGA Championship is being held this week at Bethpage Black, a truly wonderful golf course smack in the middle of Long Island. Which means the entire week is a trip down memory lane for me—a number of memory lanes—starting with the traffic-jammed lanes of the Long Island Expressway each morning...
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    Kentucky Derby
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    May 07, 2019 - 3:27 pm
    The first time I truly understood the disdain that many people feel for the media came when I was a very young reporter at the Washington Post . I was covering the final of what was then the Washington Star International Tennis Tournament in Rock Creek Park between Guillermo Vilas and Victor Pecci...
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    Rick Pitino
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    April 30, 2019 - 4:57 pm
    My morning ritual rarely changes from day-to-day when I’m home: Feed the cats, start the coffee, walk down the driveway for the newspaper, sit at the kitchen table and read the paper and drink my coffee until my wife and daughter come downstairs. Like most rituals, it’s comforting. I’ve been...
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    Tiger Woods Masters
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    April 23, 2019 - 4:34 pm
    I woke up this morning to a Twitter troll who re-sent a tweet I’d written a year ago saying that I wasn’t going to join the legion of media members panting over every Tiger Woods birdie as he began yet another comeback. “Until he contends in a major,” I wrote, “it’s all white noise to me.” Which it...
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    De'Andre Hunter Virginia Texas Tech National Championship
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    April 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
    There were about two minutes left in Monday night’s national championship game in U.S. Bank Stadium and I was trying to jot down a note comparing De’Andre Hunter’s second half (great) to his first half (brutal). I noticed that the words I’d written down were almost unreadable. My handwriting is, at...
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    Tom Izzo Michigan State Duke Elite Eight
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    April 01, 2019 - 6:22 pm
    When I got home Sunday night after the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional final, I was greeted by a torrent of emails, tweets and texts—the latter that I hadn’t even glanced at while writing on a tight deadline about the Michigan State-Duke classic I’d just witnessed. It was a great basketball game,...
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