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  1. Detroit is bust, Detroit is an idea, Detroit memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  2. Prejudice? Expectation? What makes the NFL worth watching?

    Jeff MacGregor

    If we're honest, we just don't expect living high school yearbook photo Eli Manning to beat stud-hoss and retro mustache cultivator Aaron Rodgers. Not this year anyway. Expectation is a kind of prejudice.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  3. Ndamukong Suh was unsportsmanlike last week doing exactly what fo...

    Jeff MacGregor

    It was brutal and unsportsmanlike, and yet it plays straight into the essence of the game. So how do we punish Ndamukong Suh for doing exactly what we expect him to do?

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  4. Super Bowl XLV: Selling football as America

    Jeff MacGregor

    Our annual spasm of national excess came and went and knocked me flat, because what I saw being sold Sunday night was not football in America but football as America.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  5. NFL Playoffs: Chicago Bears Jay Cutler can't be forgiven; Pittsbu...

    Jeff MacGregor

    It's all over but the two-week shouting period now, but oh what lessons we are learning about Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger, Rex Ryan, Aaron Rodgers and, of course, Jerry Jones as Super Bowl XLV approaches.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  6. Vince Lombardi, behind the music, behind the Packers and NFL lege...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Jeff MacGregor takes a staged look at Vince Lombardi and the Faustian machinations of an NFL legend. Sing along with us.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010
  7. NFL lockout: How much of too much is enough for players and owner...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Forget what you may have already read or heard on the subject. Here's a quick explanation of the NFL owners' core argument for a lockout, and the players' response.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  8. Games are objective; just about everything else in our discussion...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Hall of Fame voting, figure skating judges and preseason polls and run counter to what we love best about sports: the objective knowledge of winners and losers as determined by play on the field.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2010