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  1. You need great rival to be greatest of all time

    Jeff MacGregor

    Boxers and their promoters have been declaring themselves the greatest since the times of Homer. It's more like the greatest right now, Jeff MacGregor writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Racing cars, racing people and the beauty of sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    "Beauty" gets the short end of the mainstream sports discussion these days, hidden as it is under a mountain of numbers. Salaries, times, records, statistics: sports have become easier to quantify than they are to qualify.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  4. Sports, travel in the jet age

    Jeff MacGregor

    On my way to the airport, I think of them flying home in the middle of the night. San Francisco in St. Louis, New York in Detroit, everyone everywhere and back again all at once on their way somewhere else.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  5. Sports-packed Saturday featured everything but football

    Jeff MacGregor

    If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  6. Daytona 500 in fits and starts

    Jeff MacGregor

    I'm still not sure what the central narrative has been this race week. Danica Patrick needs to crash less. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is less like other drivers than he would have been a decade ago. A rainy day notebook.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  7. Daytona 500 winner tough to predict

    Jeff MacGregor

    There's no central narrative this year at the Daytona 500 except the changes to the cars. No real arc of interpersonal drama, no rising conflict Aristotelian or Chekhovian or even Hatfield/McCoyian.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  8. NASCAR - Jeff MacGregor's This Sporting Life

    Jeff MacGregor

    It's the annual drama that is Daytona. Jeff MacGregor is on board to chronicle the spectacle from the buildup and aftermath of the "Great American Race."

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  9. Florida then and now as the Daytona 500, the NBA All-Star Game an...

    Jeff MacGregor

    A Northeasterner ponders the confluence of the Daytona 500, the NBA All-Star Game and spring training in the strange state of Florida.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  10. Us vs. Them -- illogic of sports fandom spills over into life

    Jeff MacGregor

    Sooner or later, everything in sports -- all the madness and passion and struggle and money -- boils down to "Us" against "Them." And too soon that illogic spills over into real life.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  11. Danica Patrick move to NASCAR comes with questions

    Jeff MacGregor

    Maybe Danica Patrick's move into a full-time NASCAR gig will be a step forward for gender equity. Maybe racing fans won't see it that way. And maybe neither expectation is fair.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  12. Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt dominates NASCAR 10 years after death...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The biggest star in NASCAR has been dead 10 years. I never met Dale Earnhardt, but I know his ghost. So do you.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  13. What fans believe, and what they don't about sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    Jeff MacGregor asked sports fans what they believe. This week, some of their answers. All of which, in their hundreds, were terrific.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2010
  14. California 200 spectator deaths just latest in accepted cost of m...

    Jeff MacGregor

    At off-road races in the desert southwest or on World Rally Championship courses through the forests of the Arctic Circle, fans will stand too close to the track. Fans always have. Fans always will.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2010
  15. "Racing Dreams" (a new documentary about NASCAR) and the British ...

    Jeff MacGregor

    This midsummer night's notebook is a page-turner, starting with a flick about "tweeners" with NASCAR dreams. Here's one writer's missives from the American subconscious.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  16. Every sport seems to have evolved into a year-round season, which...

    Jeff MacGregor

    We're fat with sports right now: baseball, pro hoops, NHL playoffs, golf, the NFL draft next week. But are we happy? Can we really appreciate a season if it never ends?

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010