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  1. The 5 percent rule

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski over at Hardball Talk with a piece titled "The Timeless Game (and, maybe, the myth of closers)": There are two baseball phenomenons that are fascinating me these days. The first I've written about before: Teams leading going into the n...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. Monday reading list: Two on Koufax

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski is ranking the 100 best baseball players of all time and the other day he wrote about Sandy Koufax, his No. 46 guy. Koufax is one of the most difficult players to rank in a list like this due to his short career. His case raises the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Borussia Dortmund

    Spike Friedman

    In Joe Posnanski's recent profile of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, there's a quote from Bob Spear, Pop's old coach from his playing days at Air Force: "A team could do anything as long as the players just kept moving." The theory is th...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  4. Al Pacino Is Playing Joe Paterno for Brian De Palma

    Amos Barshad

    It's actually happening: Deadline reports that Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in Brian De Palma's Happy Valley, a project Pacino had been attached to since September. Joe Posnanski's Paterno has been optioned for the project, and Dave McKenna &#8212...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  5. Actor Al Pacino to play former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in up...

    Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  6. Hall of Fame links: Nobody may get in

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff out there on the Internet, Hall of Fame related ... 1. Joe Posnanski with a fun post on the Topps numbering system -- if you collected cards, you remember the best players would get card No. 100 or 300 or whatever, stars would get No...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  7. Sales of 'Paterno' book fall short of expectation

    Darren Rovell

    It was a New York Times Bestseller for a month, but sales of "Paterno" have dropped off.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  8. Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A few weeks ago, Joe Posnanski challenged his readers to construct a Hall of Fame argument for Jack Morris. The catch: Whatever your framework for Morris as a Hall of Famer, you then had to agree that any pitcher who also met those criteria should al...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  9. Herd on ESPN Radio: Paterno

    Colin discusses Joe Posnanski's biography of Joe Paterno and more....

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  10. 'Paterno' book to debut at top of best-seller list

    Darren Rovell

    "Paterno," written by sportswriter Joe Posnanski, will debut at No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction best-seller list this week, the book's publisher Simon & Schuster confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  11. Paterno biography hits shelves; will it sell?

    Darren Rovell

    If you publish it, will it sell? That's what Simon & Schuster is wondering, as its Joe Paterno biography, simply called "Paterno," hits shelves on Tuesday. The publisher bought the book, written by sports writer Joe Posnanski, well before the s...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  12. Author says Paterno family never tried to influence book about Jo...

    The author of a new biography of Joe Paterno says the late Penn State coach and his family never tried to limit his access to them after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  13. Book: Paterno, Sandusky were at odds

    Brian Bennett

    More excerpts from Joe Posnanski's authorized biography, Paterno, are coming to light. The latest one covers what the book describes as a rocky relationship between Joe Paterno and his former longtime defensive coordinator, convicted child sex abuser...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  14. Penn State Nittany Lions scandal -- Defensive Joe Paterno quoted ...

    Joe Paterno had to be prodded by his family to read the grand jury report regarding Jerry Sandusky and did not understand some of its graphic terminology, according to a new book.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  15. Book excerpt chronicles Paterno exit

    Brian Bennett

    Sportswriter Joe Posnanski sure had some interesting timing. Last summer, Posnanski -- who was a columnist and senior writer for Sports Illustrated -- decided to move to State College and spend a year working on a biography of Joe Paterno. He had ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  16. Would Ichiro be the Hit King?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has a post on Pete Rose, his 4,256 hits and unbreakable records. Which leads me to this set of facts: 1. Ichiro Suzuki has 2,488 hits with the Mariners. 2. Suzuki had 1,278 hits in Japan. That's 3,766 "major league" hits for S...

    Blog | June 05, 2012