November 19, 2014
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Ten Years Later: The Pacers-Pistons Brawl

“The TV screen replayed the scene again and again. Slowly, it began to sink in. This was bad for my Pacers. This was very, very bad.” Matt Gonzales relives his favorite team’s darkest day.

September 24, 2014
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Blind Date, 1970

“The ceremonial vows of undying love were followed by dancing and eating and reveling until it was time to go to a basketball game.” M. J. Iuppa on a date to remember.

August 18, 2014
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Galapagos for Oldies

‘You can’t go to Galápagos, you’re too old for that kind of thing!’ Mary Rose Boehm proves the haters wrong.

August 4, 2014
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Join the French Foreign Legion of Coffee

What’s in a name? Con Chapman really prefers to be anonymous.

July 14, 2014
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The Mexican

“I got arrested one time; well, it wasn’t arrested, just temporarily handcuffed. I’d been drinking in downtown Austin, and the beer tasted good.” A case of mistaken identity, starring Robin Wyatt Dunn.

July 9, 2014
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Salvador and the World Cup

I’m on my way to see the least popular game of the most popular tournament in the world—in the city of Salvador, Brazil, where my wife’s mother grew up, where her uncle Oscar currently lives.  We have tickets to see Iran play Bosnia in the first round, though by the time we’re in the air,…

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