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Beyond the Bison: “Ain’t never gonna be what it was”

April 2, 2012


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Julian Dorey Columnist The first pitch has hit the glove, and the 2012 MLB season is officially underway.  Every year there are big storylines going into the season. Players have new homes (Albert Pujols), teams have new looks (the Miami Marlins), and legends are replaced (Tony LaRussa). But thi...

Beyond the Bison: Encore?

March 7, 2012


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Julian Dorey Columnist Debating who is “the greatest ever” can get about as heated as anything there is. Sports fans of different generations will never bridge the gap between Jordan and Chamberlain—and many don’t seem prepared to accept that Hank Aaron was a just a little better than Joe D. ...

Beyond the Bison: Running against the wind

February 29, 2012


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By Julian Dory Columnist Baseball’s steroid era will forever leave a black mark on a game born in the streets and fields of our great country.  Forever, in the sport where records are most indelible, fans will have to insert mental asterisks next to any outstanding achievement between the late 1980s and t...

Beyond the Bison: The Long Road to Killing the Demons

February 23, 2012


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By Julian Dorey Columnist It’s still pretty cold outside up north. But in Florida and Arizona, the weather is just perfect. Over the weekend, the pitchers and catchers of all 30 baseball clubs reported for spring training. It’s hard to believe, but baseball is just over a month away. With th...

Beyond the Bison: Sports News Across the Nation

February 15, 2012


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By Julian Dorey Columnist It seems like “teams” never win anymore in the NBA. If you don’t have a superstar—a Kobe Bryant, a Lebron James, a Dirk Nowitzki—common belief says you can’t win a championship. Many will go as far as to say as teams without a superstar can’t compete, period. ...

Beyond the Bison: Eli(te)…Elite?

February 3, 2012


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By Julian Dorey Columnist I hate the Giants. I don’t like anything about them. I don’t like their stupid, plain blue uniforms. I don’t like their stadium. I don’t like their fans, and I most certainly don’t like their players. But I’m a realist. That’s why even I can say the New Yo...

Beyond the Bison: A Life Well Lived

January 26, 2012


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By Julian Dorey Columnist Some of us are college football fans. Others casually watch. Others don’t watch at all. But just about all of us have heard of Joe Paterno. On Jan. 22, the world lost a great one. Never again shall we see an old-school, long-reigning, dynamic—yet so humble--football coach lik...

Beyond the Bison: A True Look inside the NHL

January 26, 2012


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By Julian Dorey Columnist The NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day is one of the great recently-consummated American sports traditions.  Something about playing hockey outside—just like the players grew up doing—makes an already high-octane game a little more exciting. But the annual HBO series...

Beyond the Bison: The end of reasoning

December 2, 2011


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By Julian Dorey Columnist It was 4 a.m. on Saturday. Black Friday was in the rearview, the Thanksgiving leftovers were already gone, Route 295 was empty (I can attest), and America was sleeping. Then, in the high class confines of a New York hotel, exhausted NBA commissioner, David Stern, follow...

Beyond the Bison: A Legacy-Defining Decision

November 16, 2011


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By Julian Dorey Columnist As the cold winter readies to set in, the lights in ball parks are out. But the drama is in full force. Every year, almost immediately after the World Series’ conclusion, baseball’s hot stove ignites. Baseball free agency is a much longer process than the signing p...

Beyond the Bison: The NBA's decline into irrelevance

November 10, 2011


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By Julian Dorey Columnist The NBA is a mess. From the domineering, dictator-like behavior of commissioner David Stern at the top to the unintelligent fight for more money of every teams’ 12th man, the 2011 NBA lockout appears to have no sunrise on the horizon. The Dark Age that has been looming over...

Beyond the Bison: Five Days in October

November 3, 2011


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By Julian Dorey Columnist Opinions can change at the drop of a hat. One moment in time, one intricate pitch, or one simple swing of the bat can reshape the way others regard a player or a manager. After winning his second World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and his third overall, it is safe t...

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