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Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators: The Haphazard Ill-Informed Roundball Preview

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Mark Fox's Georgia Bulldogs, fresh from a huge SEC road win in Saturday's men's basketball game against the Tennessee Volunteers, are Gainesville-bound to tangle with Billy Donovan's Florida...

Hockey Summer Reading: Interview with Jay Atkinson, author of Ice Time

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The hockey summer reading series continues with Jay Atkinson, author of Ice Time.

Jack Kerouac - First Fantasy Baseball Nut?

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"He obsessively played a fantasy baseball game of his own invention, charting the exploits of made-up players like Wino Love, Warby Pepper, Heinie Twiett, Phegus Cody and Zagg Parker, who toiled on imaginary teams named either for cars (the Pittsburgh Plymouths and New York Chevvies, for example) or for colors (the Boston Grays and Cincinnati Blacks). He collected their stats, analyzed their performances and, as a teenager, when he played most ardently, wrote about them in homemade newsletters and broadsides. He even covered financial news and imaginary contract disputes." I think this is the level of control that Bug Selig dreams of

No one cares about Jack Kerouac's fantasy team.

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"Almost all his life Jack Kerouac had a hobby that even close friends and fellow Beats like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs never knew about. He obsessively played a fantasy baseball game of his own invention, charting the exploits of made-up players like Wino Love, Warby Pepper, Heinie Twiett, Phegus Cody and Zagg Parker, who toiled on imaginary teams named either for cars (the Pittsburgh Plymouths and New York Chevvies, for example) or for colors (the Boston Grays and Cincinnati Blacks)." Adorable

Jack Kerouac: Author, Poet, and... Fantasy Junkie?

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Interesting tidbits about a forthcoming book detailing Kerouac's secret life as an armchair GM. If you don't have an NY Times account, try www.bugmenot.com

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