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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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    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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    November 20, 2018 - 6:05 pm
    This past weekend was a jumble of emotions for me. It started with my 8-year-old daughter’s piano recital on Friday night. She hit it out of the park. While the other 14 kids were playing, I kept sneaking glances at my phone. Only recently have I figured out how to occasionally track scores there,...
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    November 15, 2018 - 9:45 am
    Several years ago, Michael Pietsch, my editor at Little-Brown, was promoted—becoming the publisher for the entire Little-Brown imprint. It was well-deserved, but, naturally, my first thought was: how does this affect me? “Won’t affect you at all,” Michael said when we talked on the phone. “You and...
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    November 07, 2018 - 4:14 pm
    I was scrolling through Twitter one day last week when I came across a series of tweets from someone who works at Golfweek, citing the TV ratings this past year when Tiger Woods was in contention at a number of golf tournaments. The numbers are undeniable: no one in the history of golf has ever...
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    October 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
    I love college football. Not the kind that will be discussed until everyone who dares to watch has permanent brain-lock the next few weeks; the Tuesday Must-Not-See-TV hour of shame that will star Rob Mullens from now until Dec. 2. Mullens is the athletic director of the University of Oregon, the...
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    October 23, 2018 - 9:51 am
    Jerry Brewer, my colleague at The Washington Post , wrote a wonderful and insightful column Sunday on the 50th anniversary celebration of Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s black power-Civil Rights salute at the 1968 Olympics. The word celebration is an important one here because when Smith and Carlos...
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    October 17, 2018 - 4:09 pm
    I received a note last week that came through my website from someone who said she had been reading me for years and was surprised to find my byline on a story from almost 40 years ago about a horrific crash in Crofton, Maryland, that killed ten teenagers. All sorts of memories came flooding back...
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    October 10, 2018 - 1:37 pm
    The other day I wrote a CBS Sports Minute critical of Jerry Jones after Jones publicly criticized Coach Jason Garrett for punting from the Houston Texans 42-yard line in overtime on Sunday night. I made the point that Garrett’s decision—which ultimately led to the Texans’ game-winning field goal—...
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