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10:21PM

The Sports Xchange: Patriots a team that most love to hate

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS — The man on the phone was adamant. “Anybody but the Patriots,” he said. Which in this case leaves only the Philadelphia Eagles, whose popularity in Super Bowl LII is based on the New England Patriots’ widespread unpopularity.

“I know 30 other cities are not rooting for us,” said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one short of the correct total. “That’s OK. That’s the way it’s going to be.”

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Copyright 2018 The Sports Xchange

9:47PM

The Sports Xchange: SB old hat for Belichick — just don't ask

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS —The new Bill Belichick seems very much like the old Bill Belichick, with the addition of an old fedora and a smile, both of those quite impermanent. But then he's a pro football coach of great permanence. 

It was another of his profession, the late Bill Walsh, who said that in this modern era of attention and tension, 10 years is as much as a man can spend with one team as the head coach. 

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Copyright 2018 The Sports Xchange

9:47PM

SportsXchange: Belichick too focused on winning to worry about legacy

By Art Spander
SportsXchange.com

HOUSTON — Was Paul Brown like this? Vince Lombardi? 

Bill Walsh had his moments, times when he could be stern, rough, but mostly he chose to be less stringent, even friendly. Remember that 1982 Super Bowl when Walsh dressed as bellman to handle the bags of the team. 

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Copyright 2017 SportsXchange

9:36AM

RealClearSports: Big Mouths Are Ruining Sports

By Art Spander
For RealClearSports.com


SAN DIEGO -- Remember that kid in fifth grade who ratted to the teacher you had a comic book on your desk tucked under the school work?

He's everywhere now, grown older but not grown up, a blabbermouth who delights in making sports miserable.

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© RealClearSports 2011
9:38AM

RealClearSports: Belichick and Harbaugh Deserve Our Thanks

By Art Spander
For RealClearSports.com


SAN FRANCISCO -- So here was Jim Harbaugh, who tried to tell us he didn't want to take chances, going for a two-point conversion with his Stanford team far ahead, being linked to Bill Belichick, who as we know took one very large chance.

Harbaugh, the guy who just got an extension to stay at Stanford, and why not, since he proved kids who study are kids who can play, was about to step to the microphone in a bayside sports bar/brewery/dining establishment called Gordon Biersch.

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© RealClearSports 2009