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Why I write about sports for a living

Originally Published: August 14, 2007
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

The woman glanced at my business card -- the one that said "J.A. Adande, Sports Writer" -- and she looked completely indifferent, like Bud Selig watching Barry Bonds' 755th home run.

"Is that all you do?" she asked with disdain. "Write about sports?"

It's not all I do, but it's primarily what I do. I write about sports because they somehow manage to incorporate every aspect of our world: life, death, hope, disappointment, victories, losses, politics, rules, crimes, fair play, cheating, ...

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