Notes on Steve Young: The most intriguing what-if career

Doing a project like this, you run into a lot of what-if scenarios; players whose careers were cut short or derailed by circumstances beyond their control. Usually, that means injuries. Bobby Orr is one guy I singled out, as is Gale Sayers, but at least they established their greatness. Bo Jackson never got going. Don …

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Notes: Russ vs. Wilt as the line of demarcation

It was, for my grandfather’s generation, the defining basketball argument. Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain? Talent or intensity? The guy with the numbers or the guy with the rings? Though they both retired before I was born, I felt the reverberations of their rivalry even in my time. After all, Russell was the first coach …

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