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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

EDITOR'S LETTER

Extra Mustard, With Relish

By Christian Stone

JOHNNY MANZIEL

JOHNNY ON THE SPOT

JOHNNY MANZIEL IS LEARNING THAT BEING JOHNNY FOOTBALL IS A 24/7 GIG WITH MANY PERKS BUT A FEW PITFALLS TOO. THE ONE HE KEEPS TRIPPING ON IS ACCEPTING THAT EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED

By Andy Staples

THEMMQB.COM

LIVING UNDER THE GUN

AS NFL TRAINING CAMPS OPEN, PLAYERS WITH JUST THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF SPEED, TOUGHNESS AND DESPERATION ARE TRYING TO LAND A SPECIAL TEAMS JOB THAT'S FRIGHTFULLY LOW ON JOB SECURITY

By Austin Murphy

The Start of Something Special

To get a foothold in the NFL, these standouts first had to return kicks or bust wedges

By Vidur Malik

THE GRAHAM BROTHERS

THE ROAD TAKEN

By Luke Winn

BRONSON ARROYO

STILL KICKIN' IT

HE WAS ONCE THE UNLIKELIEST OF IDIOTS IN A BAND OF HEROES THAT MADE HISTORY. NEARLY A DECADE LATER, BRONSON ARROYO IS STILL STANDING, STILL CHILLING TO HIS OWN BEAT, STILL ONE OF THE GAME'S MOST DEPENDABLE INNINGS-EATERS

By Ben Reiter

LAST DAYS OF A-ROD

The Last Days of A-Rod

As Alex Rodriguez prepares for yet another humiliation, this one a possible career-ender, it's worth remembering him as you may have forgotten him: the greatest prospect any scout had ever seen who met the promise of his gifts, a tireless worker and learner with as sublime a baseball IQ as there was. So, how could he be so ... dumb?

By S.L. Price

POINT AFTER

Move Over, Mungo!

By Inbee Park

Departments

Masthead

Wrecks Over Reason

By Austin Murphy

Raven On

By Richard Deitsch

NASCAR's New Deal

By Lars Anderson

Emile Griffith 1938--2013

By Richard O'Brien

Shirt Shrift

A Ridiculously Short Oral History of ... Chicago's Ridiculous Shorts

HOT | NOT

Animalympics

POP CULTURE GRID...

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

High Notes

By Maria Guardado

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Adrian Beltre

By Ben Reiter