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Steve Murray
Hot Air // Father Is Failing Johnny Football
Wright Thompson’s ESPN The Magazine article on Johnny Manziel paints a vivid and disturbing picture of a young man bordering on the abyss. The Texas...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Golf’s Leaderboard Not Changed
The simple storyline of The Open Championship was that golf’s biggest stars have suddenly swapped roles. Tiger Woods, at one time unbeatable, is a shell...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // R&A Holding Firm On All-Male Golf
It was a fortunate twist of fate or a well-planned release. My bet is on the latter. Having ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 documentary coincide...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Park’s Quest Goes Beyond Golf
Inbee Park is the world’s most-dominant golfer. She isn’t the best golfer – that may still be Tiger Woods – but she is the best...

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Hot Air // PGA Putter Ban Is Bad Business
It is often possible to ruin something in the effort to make it better. This seems to be a regular occurrence in technology where 2.0...

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Hot Air // Violence A Major Problem For NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell may not want to talk about it, but the NFL has an image problem. Since 2013 became official, 34 active roster members...

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Hot Air // Cult Of Michael Does LeBron Wrong
Cults can be dangerous. Not political party dangerous, but problematic all the same. While not all such organizations have their followers literally drinking the Kool-Aid,...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Ignoring Death A Driver’s Necessity
When the 43 drivers climbed into their cars to start Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400, little thought was paid to Jason Leffler, the 37-year-old racing veteran...

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Hot Air // Shady Deals Mar MLB Drug Case
Major League Baseball finds itself in a precarious situation. Much like government agencies forced to work with less than honorable characters to achieve advantageous outcomes...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Case Against NCAA Has A Chance
The latest battle in Joe Paterno v. the NCAA was launched with last week’s filing of the long-anticipated lawsuit against the beleaguered collegiate enforcement agency....

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Bad Boy Barred From NBA Jobs
Playing the role of Bad Boy is exhilarating. Wrestlers yearn for the attention, actors seek it as protection against typecasting and even Amy Farrah Fowler...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // A For Apple In Debt Payoff Approach
A month ago University of Hawaii chancellor Tom Apple announced he would ask the Board of Regents to forgive the athletic depart-ment’s $13 million debt...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Apple’s Dire Warning Has Merit
The University of Hawaii has an identity problem. Regardless of the strides made in research and the increased enrollment of Native Hawaiians into the system,...

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Hot Air // Collins Not A Gay Man, Just A Man
Phillip Parker was 14 a year ago when he hung himself in the bathroom of his foster parents’ home. After years of physical and emotional...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // The Five ‘Majors’ Of Hawaii Golf
Hawaii boasts a billion-dollar golf industry that includes 90 courses, millions of local and visiting participants and junior programs equal to more populous and well-heeled...

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Hot Air // Wings Face The End Of Playoff Era
Some events become so commonplace we tend to find comfort in their arrival. Without these regular occurrences, things just seem out of whack. The Yankees...

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Hot Air // Time To Make Peace With Fab Five
It was more than a bit strange, the speculation whether Chris Webber would attend the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final. He did, but in an atypical...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Rutgers Coach Rice: Creation Of Culture
Former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice isn’t what’s wrong with the NCAA. He’s merely a symptom of the corruption that has developed in collegiate athletics...

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Hot Air // New Car Improves NASCAR Racing
Although the sample size is small – just five races, including Daytona – NASCAR appears to have found the right combination of style and performance...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Bracket Stuffing A Madness Cure
If this is truly one of the great segments of the sporting calendar, why is everyone in such a foul mood? In fewer than 10...


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