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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. What sports can bring to the debate about race in America

    Jeff MacGregor

    Trayvon Martin and the Miami Heat have brought the games we play back to the forefront of the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America. Are sports truly colorblind?

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. NBA's phony deadline, absurd nonsense

    Jeff MacGregor

    The NBA ultimatum is just the latest phony deadline in the absurd story of a nonsense lockout. We're on the brink! The whole apparatus is at risk! Save us! Idiots.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2011
  12. Lukas Verzbicas, the LeBron James antidote

    Jeff MacGregor

    LeBron James is a scarecrow stuffed with sticks and feathers and money. He is a phantasm, a distraction, an undigested bit of corporate drama. Turns out the antidote to all of which is Lukas Verzbicas.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  13. Stripping away basketball to spring in The Cage

    Jeff MacGregor

    Climb up from the F train, into the light and rushing life and the blue of that sky at West 4th Street in Greenwich Village that first half-warm weekend, a kind of resurrection, and there it is, twenty feet high, The Cage

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  14. 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
  15. The NFL might not happen next season if the labor situation isn't...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Cats and dogs living together! Giant boulders falling from the sky! Get ready, people. Our lives without the NFL next year aren't going to be pretty.A lockout changes everything.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  16. Naismith's basketball rules, Urban Meyer, Jets trip and Cam Newto...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Centenarian L. Hopwood Poteat, who has witnessed and participated in more sporting events than all the ancient Greeks combined, weighs in basketball's rules, tripping, Cam Newton, weak roofs and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2010