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Sweetness And Light

There Are No Winners Without Losers

Somebody has to lose, right? So, let's learn from defeat.

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Commentary: Mizzou Football And The Power Of The Players

Frank Deford wonders: Once the games are over, are the football players really accepted, or are they just hired hands?

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