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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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    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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    Jacob deGrom New York Mets
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    March 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
    Years ago, when my two older kids were little, we were driving home from summer vacation—about a seven-hour trip from the eastern end of Long Island to our home outside Washington, D.C. The kids were asleep and my wife (now my ex-wife) was dozing. It was a Sunday and, at 1 o’clock, I said to her, “...
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    Fran Dunphy Temple NCAA Tournament
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    March 20, 2019 - 4:07 pm
    DAYTON, Ohio -- It was almost midnight on Tuesday when Fran Dunphy walked out of an interview room for the final time as Temple’s basketball coach. When he reached the ramp inside Dayton Arena that led to his locker room, I was one of a handful of reporters waiting for him. “How are you?” he said,...
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    March 12, 2019 - 8:27 pm
    Many years ago, I was talking to Gary Williams, then the coach at Maryland, about Jeff Jones, then the coach at American. Maryland and American were about to play their annual game AT Maryland. Williams was talking about how much he respected Jones and was fondly remembering the days when he...
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    Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies MLB Spring Training
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    March 05, 2019 - 9:17 am
    Last Thursday night, John Tavares returned to Long Island for the first time since leaving the Islanders as a free agent to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs—his boyhood team. Tavares played for the Islanders for nine years and grew into one of the best players in the National Hockey League. His...
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    Scott Boras Bryce Harper MLB Free Agency
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    February 27, 2019 - 11:41 am
    Whenever I write fiction—which I’ve now done in 14 books—there are two things you can be sure about: there will be at least one heroic reporter and at least one bad-guy agent. The reporter part makes sense since that’s what I am and what I know best. Making a reporter the protagonist in my first...
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    Mariano Rivera Baseball Hall Of Fame
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    February 20, 2019 - 9:44 am
    There is very good reason for the existence of Halls of Fame. For one thing, it makes sense for a sport—or any organization in any walk of life—to recognize those who have made major contributions to an entity, whether it is baseball, journalism, law or medicine. Or anything else you might care to...
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    February 12, 2019 - 10:00 am
    I love this week. I love it because, as I sit here looking out my window at a grim February afternoon with freezing rain falling, I know that pitchers and catchers are beginning to report to spring training camps in Florida and Arizona. I know that entire squads will be working out within a week,...
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    February 05, 2019 - 10:14 am
    Here we go again. As in, the national whine-a-thon that takes place every time the New England Patriots win another Super Bowl. Or make another Super Bowl. Or win a regular-season game. There’s always a conspiracy theory of some kind. The NFL wants the Patriots to win so the Patriots get all the...
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