When I was a kid growing up in Cleveland, I believed - completely, wholeheartedly, without reservation or pause - that the Cleveland Indians were named to honor a Native American ballplayer named Louis Sockalexis, who played for Cleveland in the late 19th Century.
Every day I make predictions that don't come anywhere close to the mark.
The fun of the Super Bowl is the week leading into it; once it's actually played, the story dies down very, very quickly.
Being wrong on facts, that's something you have a real responsibility to correct. But being wrong in the fun sports way is part of the interplay.
Joe Paterno was a well-educated man, and he was also a man from a different time.
Every time you write anything, at least half your readers are going to disagree with you. A big part of sports writing is how you respond to that tension.
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