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The Long, Happy Life of Pero Jelinic

Deep in the South African outback, the hunter drew a bead. The lion paused and was perfectly situated in his crosshairs. Bang! The hunter dropped to the ground. He was an old man who would hunt no more. He was dead. The restauranteur named Pero, who was from Croatia, had gone to Africa to shoot lions, not to tame them. He had already hunted everything that could be hunted in Europe, his friends said. So…

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The Irony Bowl: Georgia vs. Alabama

The game is about to start in Atlanta. And the irony is palpable. Let’s look at how and why. It’s Kirby Smart (did that surname) versus his mentor, Nick Saban, The Great Saban as he is ironically called. It is the student against the teacher–Smart coached defense for Saban in all the Alabama wizard’s previous title matches with the Crimson Tide. There is also the irony of neighboring states in the same conference playing for the NCAAF…

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In Search of Mike Tyson: a conversation with the legend by Will Richardsson

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one. . . just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Warsaw: I’m searching for Mike Tyson. Late afternoon. Frantic jabbering: “Damn it you fool, where are those ear muffs?” I search my bag like airport security. No go. Hotel staff is watching me warily. After half a dozen Mike Tyson ‘Black Energy’ drinks (the promotion…

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Ten Cars that Changed the World: FROM FERRARI TO THE FUSCA

                                          by Harold von Kursk   Women may be the ultimate sex objects, but the car comes a close second when it comes to male obsessions. For the past century, the world’s leading auto makers have poured untold resources into the design, development, and engineering of the motorcar.  In the course of the quest to…

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The Evil Empire: Deconstructing the New York Yankees

Y! A! N! K! E! E! S! Here come the Yankees They’re gonna learn to fear the Yankees Everyone knows they play to win, cause They’re the New York Yankees Yankees fight song ———— It’s official. And it is just as I have always thought. The New York Yankees are evil. Call it how you see it. When it comes to baseball fans, there are two types: those who love the Yankees and everybody else.…

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