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2007 Stories by Sam Eifling

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  • Buck in Time

    published December 27, 2007

    Imagine if this game were being played not in the first few days of 2008, but in the first few days of 1971. Your Miami Heat’s Dwyane... More >>

  • Bottling Boozer

    published December 20, 2007

    Since the NBA’s then-team in New Orleans moved to Salt Lake City in 1979, the Utah Jazz has been the most oxymoronic team in American... More >>

  • Garnett in Green

    published November 29, 2007

    It was fun for about 15 years, wondering when the Boston Celtics were going to come out of their tailspin. They tried everything, from... More >>

  • Riled

    published November 22, 2007

    Shortly after the Miami Heat honed losing into a true art -- with a second loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on November 13 -- team president... More >>

  • K-Dur?

    published November 8, 2007

    Kevin Durant is built like the answer to some sphinxian riddle: What has the offensive skills of a Michael Jordan, the... More >>

  • Reading Miranda

    published October 25, 2007

    A boxer without a story might as well be a horse. A man’s history inspires empathy in others; with empathy, we taste the bitterness of the... More >>

  • Euroflash

    published October 18, 2007

    The NBA announced recently that Dwyane Wade’s jersey is its top seller in Europe, which, considering how many European players are spotting... More >>

  • Penny for Your Backcourt?

    published October 4, 2007

    Looking for the past three months at the Miami Heat, it’s difficult to tell whether the team took the off-season off or merely had an... More >>

  • What Is in a Name?

    published September 20, 2007

    Just when you want to break up with the Florida Panthers altogether, they go out and pick a player with a Dickensian name like Keaton... More >>

  • Mixed and Matched

    published September 6, 2007

    There was a time when this stuff was known generically as ultimate fighting, and it looked like a cross between boxing and a bar brawl, except... More >>

  • Braves’ New World

    published August 23, 2007

    It was kind of cute when the Braves went all-in to bring hard-swinging righty Mark Teixeira to Atlanta before the trading deadline, only to... More >>

  • Snakebitten

    published August 9, 2007

    The Arizona Diamondbacks specialize in winning close games and losing blowouts. Near the bottom of the National League in most batting... More >>

  • One for the Team

    published August 2, 2007

    For 20 years Craig Biggio has manned second base for the Houston Astros -- the longest such stint in the majors. So the club was seen as... More >>

  • Wind Beats Rocks

    published July 26, 2007

    By their meager standards, the Colorado Rockies are having a decent year in the toughest division in baseball, but to this point in the... More >>

  • Indians Burned

    published June 14, 2007

    All of this talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ ear-popping ascent in the NBA has roused memories of the last time that lake-burning city had... More >>

  • Phillyphilia

    published May 17, 2007

    The Phillies might have made a decent homecoming opponent for the Marlins, were baseball to adopt such a tradition. For one, they’re stacked... More >>

  • Artful Dodgers

    published May 3, 2007

    The common thread among the LA Dodgers’ best players is that they all reached their professional apexes when beating Yankees. Luis Gonzales... More >>

  • Not-yet-too-damn-Hotlanta

    published April 19, 2007

    Here’s an indication of how tough the Marlins’ division is going to be this year: Of the six teams in the bigs that won five of their... More >>

  • We have Mets, the Enemy

    published April 12, 2007

    The Mets would have won the World Series last year were it not for a major meltdown in St. Louis. And they may wind up snagging it this year, if... More >>

  • Gee, Wiz

    published April 5, 2007

    Finally a true eccentric has joined the pantheon of NBA superstars! Ever since that Jordanian corporate-patty-cake stretch that included his... More >>

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