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Ray Guy Was The Last King Of Hang Time

Based on cursory research, the only punter most of you have heard of is Pat McAfee, due to his lack of sleeves or indoor voice. But before there was McAfee or about 6,000 other punters, there was the first real punter anyone genuinely noticed: Oakland Raider Ray Guy. Punters have become less necessary evils, and contemporary punting orthodoxy on […]

NFL
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Aqib Talib’s Brother Turns Self In After Fatal Shooting At Youth Football Game

NFL
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The Game Bent Around Vin Scully’s Voice

MLB
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Vin Scully Knew When The Best Words Were No Words

MLB
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Bill Russell Was The Most Important

NBA
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Every Animal On The Wikipedia Page For “Apparent Death,” Ranked By How Dead They Appear

Creaturefector
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Do We Really Need Bare Knuckle Boxing?

The Fights
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Farewell To A Man’s Prose

Elder Wisdom
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Film Lost Melvin Van Peebles Just When It Needed Him Most

Defector At The Movies
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Norm Macdonald Surprised Us One Last Time

Things We Actually Like
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Daffney Revealed The Heart Of Wrestling’s Unquiet Storm

Pro Wrestling
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Charlie Watts Knew It’s Not The Drummer, It’s The Song

Music
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Champion Marathoner Fred Zalokar Found Dead In Yosemite

The Great Outdoors
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Greg Noll, The Surfer Who Became A Myth, Is Dead At 84

The Great Outdoors
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Is Lightning A Fraud? Sadly, Yes [Update]

Science
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Extreme Weather At Ultramarathon In China Kills 21 Runners

Running
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It Never Ends Like It Should

Life Lessons
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Tommy Hearns Got The Ball Rolling On The Bullshit Anti-Vaxx Conspiracy Theory Of Marvin Hagler’s Death

The Fights
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Marvelous Marvin Hagler Wouldn’t Bend

The Fights
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Point/Counterpoint: Rush Limbaugh

Politics
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