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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. Islanders, Kings and the pro sports stadium racket

    Jeff MacGregor

    You can't put a price on glory. Or maybe you can. Owners threaten to move and demand new arenas. In the late age of money, cynicism and American mobility, what does it mean to be the "home" team?

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  3. Sports and pain, lessons and limits

    Jeff MacGregor

    Is pain a means to grace? To clarity? Is it an "instrument for perfecting" ourselves? Where's the line between the instructive and the destructive? What are sports meant to teach?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 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. Sports week in review

    Jeff MacGregor

    The week in review from death to life, from loss to win, from political metaphors to sports clichés.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  7. Andy Pettitte, Peyton Manning, Jamie Moyer, Sergio Martinez, Rand...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Maybe it's just spring fever, but something strange is happening in sports. Andy Pettitte, Peyton Manning, Jason Kidd and other graybeards are defying the aging process.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  8. Pending sales of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jacksonville Jaguars...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Maybe it signifies nothing but the sound and fury of American commerce, but don't discount the collateral damage done when franchises move. Just ask fans of the Dodgers and Jaguars.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  9. All-Star games in any league, including the just-completed NBA Al...

    Jeff MacGregor

    All-Star Weekend was full of sound and fury, and guess what it signified? That's right: A defensive nothingness. But it takes our man 72 thoughts to reach that furious conclusion.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  10. 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
  11. What's the proper response to Arizona's new immigration law? Turn...

    Jeff MacGregor

    If you're standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, these days ... well, maybe it's best to keep your head down and stay put. Here's one writer's modest proposal about the new immigration law.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010
  12. 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