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Jeff Beresford-Howe

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In praise of Rickey Henderson, baseball's newest Hall of Famer

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

There will be lots and lots of agate type in every paper in America this morning as the world takes note of the election of Oakland's Rickey Henderson to baseball's Hall of Fame, and God knows there's more of it in his career than just about anyone's.

Read Jeff's notes on Rickey Henderson's election to baseball's Hall of Fame or listen to his segment on The Takeaway.
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The Great One and The Lucky One: Baseball's Hall of Fame adds two players

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yesterday, the Baseball Writers Association of America inducted two players into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Our friend and one-man-tailgate-party, Jeff Beresford Howe, is here to tell us about Rickey Henderson, who might be called The Great One, and Jim Rice, who maybe, you’d call The Lucky One.

Read Jeff's notes on Rickey Henderson.

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It's the quarterback, stupid: A review of weekend NFL playoff action

Monday, January 12, 2009

You can give 110% all you want, praise the Lord for the successful completion of a fade route and use the word "defense" as a verb, but the only cliché in football that matters — because it's actually true — is that you can't win without a good quarterback. Especially in the playoffs.

Read Jeff's notes on the weekend's games, or listen to his rewind on The Takeaway.
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A big weekend for football's dogged underdogs

Monday, January 12, 2009

The fates aligned for some of football’s dogged underdogs this weekend. The Philadelphia Eagles knocked defending Super Bowl champs the New York Giants out of the running and long-time losers the Arizona Cardinals staged a spectacular upset against North Carolina. The Takeaway is joined by frequent sports contributor Jeff Beresford Howe to discuss the wild weekend in sports.

Read Jeff's notes on weekend NFL playoff action.

"You just don't see a major professional athlete go out and, to be blunt, choke away a game like that."
— Jeff Beresford Howe on the Carolina Panthers' Jake Delhomme's lackluster performance

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The recession hits professional sports (despite what the Yankees may think)

Friday, January 02, 2009

If you can drag yourself away from watching football this holiday season, it may be worth noticing that in this economy the recession-proof industries of sports and sports media may not be so recession proof. Here to talk about what could be a very important trend in the sports world in 2009 is Jeff Beresford Howe, The Takeaway tailgater and sports commentator.

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A speculative look at what's ahead in the year in sports in 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Takeaway's sports contributor Jeff Beresford-Howe looks into his crystal (foot)ball to try and help us figure out what we can expect from the new year in sports.
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The most interesting day in modern NFL history

Monday, December 29, 2008

Listen to Jeff Beresford-Howe discuss the eventful NFL Sunday on The Takeaway.

Yesterday may have been the single most interesting day in the modern history of the NFL, and it was certainly the most amazing final day of the season in any sport in a long time. Any one of the following would be a big story, but all of them in the span of about 12 hours?
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This weekend in football

Monday, December 29, 2008

And oh what a weekend it was. From the Dallas Cowboys' spectacular crash to the grand finale of Detroit's season-long slow burn to the odd alignment of the playoff fates that put the New York Jets in the position to keep their hated rivals the Patriots out of the playoffs...by losing. It's complicated. To help us make sense of it all The Takeaway talks to writer and frequent contributor Jeff Beresford-Howe.

Read Jeff's notes on the most interesting day in modern NFL history.

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Detroit Lions set a new NFL record--the worst ever

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Detroit Lions became the first 0-15 team in National Football League history on Sunday, their latest loss one of the ugliest of an ugly season. Jeff Beresford-Howe joins us to talk about the fate of the Lions.

Read Jeff Beresford-Howe's notes from the segment »

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The Chicago Cubs, a newspaper and a fallen politician

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Of all the sordid details aired in the criminal complaint handed down to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, one stuck out in Jeff Beresford-Howe’s mind. Find out how Wrigley Field may have factored into the latest gubernatorial scandal to rock the nation.

Blog: "And a-one count, and a two-count, and ...

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From Plaxico to ticket prices: Sports roundup

Friday, December 05, 2008

Rogue football players, baseball winter meetings and ticket pricing.

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Jeff Beresford-Howe: Gold-flecked cake or a third baseman?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Pitch-perfect as usual, major league baseball management gathers in Las Vegas this weekend for the annual Winter Meeting tradefest. The venue is the Bellagio Hotel, a place where there are Picassos in the dining room, caviar fusion facials help keep you hydrated in the harsh desert air and you can ...
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Jeff Beresford-Howe: Viva la Huelga!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Viva la Huelga! (No, not a placekicker for the Houston Texans)

The NFL has reached an uncomfortable point in its struggle to stay on the vanguard of socialism, i.e., to have every team in the league make the exact same amount of money and finish at or near 8-8.

If the playoff races ended today, marquee names around the league like New England, Dallas, Philadelphia and Green Bay would all miss the playoffs. (more...)

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Jeff Beresford-Howe: Same-sex marriage and other California propositions

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

While the rest of the United States — indeed, the world — was dancing, carousing and toasting VB Day, California voters gave the Obama administration an idea of what the future's going to look like, and a serious reality check: letting go of the brutal, stupid politics of the last 20 years is not going to come easy. With no statewide office races this year — Gov. Schwarzenegger's tenure ends in 2010, neither California senate seat was up, and the legislature is locked into place by gerrymandering that rises to the level of abstract art — this California election was all about ballot propositions.
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Philadelphia Phillies win 2008 World Series after rain delays

Thursday, October 30, 2008

After a rain delay postponed the World Series by days not hours, the Philadelphia Phillies put the Tampa Bay Rays away last night, winning Game Five, 4-3.

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Jeff Beresford-Howe: Bad umpiring and bad play makes for the Worst. World Series. Ever.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria walks back to the dugout after striking out during Game Four of the 2008 World Series. The star infielder has gone 0-16 in four games. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

With Sunday night's Game Four 10-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays by the Philadelphia Phillies, this year's World Series nears a probable end Monday night as the Phillies throw their ace, the always good and recently unhittable Cole Hamels, at the Rays. If Hamels pulls it off for the Phils, it'll be the fifth straight lopsided and forgettable World Series.
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World Series

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Philadelphia Phillies are now up three games to one over the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series, but writer Jeff Beresford-Howe was hoping to see something he hasn't during the series: baseball.

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