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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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    Mike Krzyzewski Duke
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    December 10, 2019 - 9:28 am
    This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to be the TV analyst for two college basketball games: St. Francis (Pa) at UMBC and Old Dominion at Virginia Commonwealth. The first game started at 1 o’clock just south of Baltimore, the second at 8 o’clock in downtown Richmond. I caught a break that the...
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    Bryce Harper Nationals
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    December 03, 2019 - 9:05 am
    On the night before Thanksgiving, the Brooklyn Nets traveled to Boston for a game against the Celtics. Kyrie Irving, who left Boston this offseason to sign as a free agent with the Nets, didn’t make the trip—missing his seventh straight game with a shoulder impingement. That didn’t stop Boston fans...
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    NFL Thanksgiving Lions
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    November 26, 2019 - 9:06 am
    Everyone has a favorite holiday: mine’s Thanksgiving for a number of reasons. There’s some irony in this in that the word holiday comes from “holy-days,” and Thanksgiving has absolutely nothing to do with religion. Unless your religion is football in specific or sports in general. My earliest...
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    Colin Kaepernick 49ers
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    November 18, 2019 - 4:22 pm
    I walked into the press box at M&T Bank Stadium this past Sunday morning and found several of my colleagues discussing Colin Kaepernick’s workout that took place on Saturday in Atlanta. Needless to say, I became involved right away and—proving how naïve I can be even at my advanced age—was...
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    Seattle Sounders
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    November 12, 2019 - 8:48 am
    When I was a summer intern at the Washington Post about 100 years ago, I was given the soccer beat—specifically, I was assigned to cover the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League. Donald Huff, the regular Dips beat writer—their slogan was, “Get your kicks with the Dips!”—was on...
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    Mark Emmert NCAA
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    November 06, 2019 - 9:28 am
    Anyone who has followed me at all through the years knows that I greatly enjoy writing stories that most—if not all—of my colleagues are paying no attention to at all. It’s why I wrote a book on the Army-Navy football rivalry; a book on Patriot League basketball and a book on PGA Tour qualifying...
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    Anthony Rendon Nationals World series
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    October 30, 2019 - 8:29 am
    Forty years ago, when I was the Maryland beat writer for the Washington Post, I had to write what was called a “follow” every Sunday after a Saturday football game. The key to the story was getting Coach Jerry Claiborne to talk about what he’d seen on the film—and back then it was actually FILM—...
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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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