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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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    Tiger Woods
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    October 22, 2019 - 9:50 am
    I get asked all the time what sport I enjoy covering the most. My answer’s always the same: college basketball—with an asterisk. I’ve been lucky enough to cover the Final Four 40 times, dating to 1978, when I was just out of college and was working as the night police reporter at the Washington...
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    Stephen Strasburg Nationals
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    October 16, 2019 - 9:20 am
    I woke up Tuesday morning in what can only be described as a buoyant mood. I had come through a grueling period in which I had finished a new kids book; gotten the thumbs-up from my non-fiction editor on my latest basketball book; (it’s called, “The Back Roads to March,” and comes out in—surprise—...
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    John McEnroe
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    October 02, 2019 - 11:41 am
    There are times in Congress—or in any legislative body—when a member will stand up and ask for “personal privilege.” This means he or she is asking to speak on a subject that isn’t germane to that day’s agenda. Today, I ask for personal privilege. If my mother hadn’t died of a heart attack at the...
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    UCLA Washington State
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    September 23, 2019 - 11:19 am
    I began my day Monday, the way I begin almost every morning when I’m home: sitting at the kitchen table, drinking coffee and reading the two newspapers that are delivered to my house: the Washington Post and the New York Times . I realize that I completely date myself with that admission, but that’...
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    Brooks Koepka Rory McIlroy
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    September 17, 2019 - 3:32 pm
    There are so many awards handed out in sports nowadays that most of them float by us almost without notice. On Monday, I got a release from the Naval Academy saying that quarterback Malcolm Perry had received FIVE awards for his play in the Mids win on Saturday over East Carolina. There are watch...
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    Andrew Luck Colts Retirement
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    August 28, 2019 - 5:55 pm
    Years ago, when I taught a journalism class at Duke University, I would start my first class of the semester with a question: “What’s the definition of objective reporting?” I’d get various answers—all of them wrong, because it was a trick question. There’s no such thing as objective reporting...
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    Tiger Woods
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    August 20, 2019 - 5:52 pm
    There’s an old tradition in sports talk radio: If you have nothing to talk about, bring up Pete Rose. The subject of Rose and his banishment from baseball and the Hall of Fame, will always light up the phones. For years, everyone on the planet had an opinion on Pete Rose. Now, though, Rose isn’t...
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    Donald Trump Bill Belichick Patriots
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    August 08, 2019 - 10:41 am
    I wrote a column for The Washington Post earlier this week on how foolish it was for anyone to pretend that sports and politics can be kept separate—especially in these polarized times. I cited three specific examples from the previous week: the Navy football team having to change its slogan for...
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    Tom Watson Masters
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    July 29, 2019 - 11:16 am
    I woke up early Saturday morning and went through my daily ritual: put on sweats, start the coffee, feed the cats, go down the driveway to get the paper, check my phone. I saw I had an e-mail from Tom Watson and started to turn away from it. Watson often e-mails me and many of his friends who he...
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    Rory McIlroy Open Championship
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    July 22, 2019 - 2:42 pm
    Last Friday afternoon, I sat transfixed and watched Rory McIlroy try to somehow make the cut at the British Open. I knew that even if he made the cut, McIroy would have no chance to win on the weekend—he would be too far behind and trail too many players. But I knew this was about more than that...
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