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  1. The drudgery of fantasy sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    I've never understood the appeal of fantasy sports. They're not really sports fantasies, after all; they're business fantasies. Management fantasies. And a fantasy of office work, even front-office work, never made much sense to me.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 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. Chris Froome, Chris Davis and doping questions

    Jeff MacGregor

    Both Chris Davis and Chris Froome are presumed guilty by lazy implication and cynical inference. Again and again we find cheaters of every kind succeeding in every sport. But a free society rests on the principles of due process and the presumption of innocence.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. Tim Tebow and Albert Pujols provided short-term weekend memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    What will we remember from that thrill-a-minute sports weekend? How long will Tim Tebow's Sunday, or Albert Pujols' Saturday, stay with us? Sadly, this is the answer: Not long at all.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  10. MLB trading deadline and NFL free agency overwhelmed the sports a...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Whew! We survived baseball's trading deadline and the first wave of NFL free agency. Maybe now we can get back to what sports are supposed to be about.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Dallas Braden of the Oakland A's can say whatever he wants from h...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Think that perfect game might change the dynamic between Dallas Braden and Alex Rodriguez a little? Just wait 'til the next time the A's play the Yanks. Somebody better watch out.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  14. 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
  15. 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