10:30 AM Jun 17, 2014
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, a former San Diego Padres player, has died. He was 54. (John Cordes/Icon SMI via Zuma Press/MCT)
I returned, and headed straight for Gwynn’s locker, where I spent much of the next two seasons witnessing a unique combination of greatness and grace, toughness and kindness, heavenly skills and earthly touch.
12:30 PM Jan 21, 2014
Seahawks' Richard Sherman celebrates while holding the championship trophy at the end of the NFC championship game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17. (Lui Kit Wong/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT)
Everyone wants to watch their heroes make incredible plays under pressure, but few can stomach the depths of the emotion required to make those plays.
9:30 AM Jan 8, 2014
Auburn won. No, Florida State won. Check that, Auburn won. No, wait, by a score of 34-31 blazing in eternal white bulbs above a field littered with glittering confetti and forever memories, Florida State won college football’s final BCS national championship.