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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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    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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    January 30, 2019 - 11:32 am
    It is Super Bowl week. Every year, as soon as the conference championship game are played, I am repeatedly asked the same question: “Are you going to the Super Bowl?” At this point in my life, the answer is—mercifully—no. Why would I say that? After all, I like football—I’ve written three books on...
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    January 23, 2019 - 11:10 am
    Having covered sports for as long as I have, I’ve had the chance to get to know a lot of officials. I like most of them; admire many for the work they do. I’ve spent time with officials—traveled with them, socialized with them and written about them extensively in books on college basketball,...
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    January 16, 2019 - 10:24 am
    “This is the business we have chosen.”…Hyman Roth to Michael Corleone in The Godfather II . The business I chose was reporting. By the time I was a sophomore in college, I knew I wanted to graduate and get a job working at a newspaper. I loved sports, but wasn’t wedded to the idea of covering...
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    January 08, 2019 - 4:03 pm
    “I keek a touchdown!” Fairly or unfairly, that line came to symbolize place kickers in the minds of many football fans – and football players. It was Alex Karras, the Detroit Lions great and colorful defensive tackle, who made the line famous, although it was Garo Yepremian, one of the first non-...
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    January 02, 2019 - 9:33 am
    Sitting here on the morning after New Year’s Day, it is impossible not to think back to the not-so-distant past when January 1 was the climactic day of the college football season. Many years ago—as in more than 50—the day began with the Cotton, Sugar and Orange Bowls kicking off at almost the same...
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    December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am
    I awoke Friday morning to find an avalanche of tweets awaiting me. I was surprised—I don’t tweet that often—and have learned to limit the subject matters to fairly benign topics because anytime I tweet something the least bit controversial—regardless of subject—the number of troll responses I have...
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    December 04, 2018 - 11:10 am
    We are now in year five of the cleverly-named College Football Playoff, and the time has come for change. It’s worth remembering that the college presidents – ultimately the decision-makers in these things – were dragged kicking and screaming into a four-team playoff for two reasons: 1) Some of the...
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    November 28, 2018 - 12:50 pm
    The first time I ever spoke with Dan Snyder was in a telephone conversation, not long after he became the principal owner of Washington’s NFL football team. He called, allegedly to arrange a meeting so I could "understand" him better. I’d been critical of a number of things he’d done after buying...
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