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Category: Sports

April 3, 2007
Florida Joins the Ohio Pantheon of Villains

For the second time in three months, the University of Florida has dashed the national title hopes of my beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. Just weeks after the Gators demolished a heavily-favored Ohio State team 41-14 in the BCS football championship game in Glendale, Arizona, Florida's hoops squad controlled the Bucks from start to finish in […]

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March 1, 2007
Bush's Shaq Attack

On Tuesday, President Bush welcomed Shaquille O'Neal and his 2006 NBA champion Miami Heat teammates to the White House. Appearing with the 7 foot center in the East Room, the smiling President said of O'Neal: "Standing next to Shaq is an awe-inspiring experience." The President, however, may have been somewhat less inspired had he known […]

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February 27, 2007
The Seattle Sonics: Public Financing for Private Bigotry?

In Seattle, the already fierce debate about public financing for a new basketball arena for the NBA's Sonics is about to get a lot hotter. As Dan Savage first reported yesterday, Sonics co-owners Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward contributed $1.1 million to fund the anti-same-sex marriage campaign of radical crusader Gary Bauer. The revelations come […]

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February 8, 2007
Flashback: Snickers Ad Slanders Cleveland

The controversy over the ill-conceived and arguably homophobic Snickers Super Bowl ad continues to simmer for its parent company Masterfoods. AmericaBlog reports that Masterfoods is in "full crisis mode" over the spot and that "heads will roll" to ensure that Snickers marketing never again insults large swaths of the American public. But sadly, Snickers is […]

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November 19, 2006
MSNBC's Shuster Talks, Eats Trash

As regular readers can attest, Perrspectives usually (though not always) comes down squarely on the blue side of the national political divide. But when it comes to Ohio State-Michigan, the most intense rivalry in sports, I always back the red state, or more accurately, the Scarlet and Gray. Which is why for this one day, […]

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June 22, 2006
USA World Cup Reflections

The Black Stars of Ghana brought the World Cup journey of the United States to abrupt end with a convincing 2 -1 win in Nuremberg today. For me, perhaps the most memorable moment of Team USA's disappointing showing this year occurred not on the field, but while reading Matt Weiland's reflections in the New Republic […]

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October 26, 2005
God and The Man at the Air Force Academy

While the American military is bravely defending our freedoms and values abroad, the Air Force Academy is undermining them at home. Only weeks after the Academy acknowledged its hostile religious atmosphere and inappropriate born-again evangelization, Air Force football coach Fisher DeBerry added racial stereotyping to its woes. Following his team's loss to TCU last week, […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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