Nate Rau and Mike Organ and Benjamin Goad Nashville Tennessean Published 2:47 PM EDT Apr 17, 2019 Editor's note: With the 2019 NFL Draft set to descend on Nashville, the Tennessean took a look back - through interviews with players, execs and stakeholders - at how the Titans made Nashville an NFL town. Use the chapters to navigate the story or listen to the podcast to hear it for yourself. It started with a phone call in the summer of 1995. On one end of the line was Phil Bredesen, who was preparing a campaign for his second term as Nashville’s mayor. On the other: Texas millionaire Bud Adams, an oil man who, in a bitter fight with the city of Houston, was threatening to uproot his pro football club to Tennessee. “I was skeptical," recalled Bredesen, who would later become Tennessee's governor. "I wasn’t a football fan. I wasn’t exactly sure who he was.” That conversation, which carried enormous stakes for the two … [Read more...] about How the 2019 NFL Draft ended up in Nashville: From Oilers to Titans
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By Todd Harmonson | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:46 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 10:14 am Orange County is loaded with influencers, from people who are determined to end homelessness to billionaire philanthropists and perhaps the best two-way baseball player since Babe Ruth. The Orange County Register again has selected the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County, and some of the choices will be exactly who you’d expect. Others, however, will surprise and maybe even delight. And, yes, we know there are many incredibly influential people who did not make the list for 2018. It’s not that they suddenly lost influence or did anything wrong. We try to spotlight people who help us understand the year and we try to mix in new faces. Let’s put it this way: Mike Trout has been influential every year for the Angels, but this time he did not make the list. Shohei Ohtani, however, did. So did some people you never … [Read more...] about Most Influential 2018: Meet the top 100 influencers in Orange County
Dave Sheinin, The Washington Post Published 7:21 am PST, Saturday, December 8, 2018 Where will Bryce Harper go, and how will it affect all the invested parties? Where will Bryce Harper go, and how will it affect all the invested parties? Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Where will Bryce Harper go, and how will it affect all the invested parties? Where will Bryce Harper go, and how will it affect all the invested parties? Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Like A-Rod 18 years ago, Bryce Harper's free agency can alter history 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When Bryce Harper … [Read more...] about Like A-Rod 18 years ago, Bryce Harper’s free agency can alter history
Hell yeah, hockey is back! After suffering through three months of sports that do not involve ice, and night after night of 90-degree temperatures with no A/C (though that one might just be me), the most beautiful and fun game in the world has returned to save you from five-hour ALDS games and lopsided Alabama football wins, and also heatstroke. This is going to be an extremely fun season, and I’m not just bullshitting you to try and get you to scroll through a stupidly long blog about a relatively unpopular sport. By my count, there are as many as 22 NHL teams worth caring about—or at least watching on League Pass a few times—as we head into 2018–19. I’m excited to see all of them except for the vile and villainous Boston Bruins, so read this thing and get excited too. Teams are listed in some vague semblance of best to worst: Teams You Might Be Watching Until June: Tampa Bay Lightning Why are they good? Holy shit, there are so many reasons. Now-former … [Read more...] about A 2018–19 NHL Season Preview Of Every Team, From Best To Islanders
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.