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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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    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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    Roger Federer Wimbledon
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    July 16, 2019 - 10:52 am
    As I watched Roger Federer glide around Wimbledon’s center court on Sunday, hitting one winner after another, digging deep when he fell behind and pushing Novak Djokovic, another truly great player, to the brink, I had a thought: If he wins, he should retire on the spot. Accept the trophy, wave to...
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    Rob Manfred MLB Commissioner
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    July 08, 2019 - 2:07 pm
    Once upon a time, I loved the Major League Baseball All-Star game. This was in the mid-60s when I had first become a baseball fan and loved the idea of seeing Willie Mays lead off for the National League because it meant he would get more at-bats and because he could steal a base as well as just...
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    July 02, 2019 - 11:34 am
    I miss Wimbledon. Tennis’ most important and compelling tournament began Monday and will continue until a week from Sunday. In Great Britain, it is known simply as, “The Fortnight.” I covered the fortnight for the Washington Post and The National Sports Daily on seven occasions. I haven’t been back...
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    Swimming Pool
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    June 24, 2019 - 3:44 pm
    Red Auerbach used to often say to me, “Let me tell you a story,” which is why I titled the book I wrote about him exactly that. Today, I come to tell you a story that may have little to do with sports, but actually does in a not-so-far fetched way. For if not for sports—specifically one sport—I...
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    Rob Manfred MLB Commissioner
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    June 18, 2019 - 4:52 pm
    This morning, I was looking at the Major League Baseball schedule for July 4th because I wanted to confirm that the Washington Nationals would be playing their now-traditional 11:05 game on the holiday. They will—against the Miami Marlins. That’s a good thing. I like slipping out of the house in...
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    Steve Kerr Warriors Raptors NBA Finals Game 5
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    June 11, 2019 - 11:16 am
    In July of 2009, Tom Watson almost pulled off one of the greatest feats in the history of sports. Two months shy of turning 60, Watson came to the 72nd hole of the British Open with a one-shot lead on Stewart Cink. If he could par Turnberry’s 18th hole, he would become the oldest major champion in...
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    Tom Brady New England Patriots
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    June 05, 2019 - 8:32 am
    There is a part of me that says I should steer clear of this whole “Tom Terrific” controversy. After all, I couldn’t possibly be more biased on the subject. But I can honestly say I have NO bias against Tom Brady and readily concede that he is terrific, fabulous, extraordinary and flat-out great. I...
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