Jeff Pearlman

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Name: Jeff Pearlman
Date registered: May 13, 2009

Latest posts

  1. Congrats. You’ve ended the lives of 298 people who had nothing to do with your stupid cause. — July 18, 2014
  2. Jeff Pearlman: Striking out on a softball — July 16, 2014
  3. Jeff Pearlman: Women in sports media: intelligence and talent lose out—yet again — July 14, 2014
  4. Jeff Pearlman: Frank Cashen’s Best Move — July 2, 2014
  5. Jeff Pearlman: Dad — June 15, 2014

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Jul 18

Congrats. You’ve ended the lives of 298 people who had nothing to do with your stupid cause.


I would like to use this blog entry to congratulate the pro-Russia separatists who accidentally killed 298 people yesterday. Mazel-fucking-tov. You did it. Single-handedly, you did it. By (oops) accidentally firing a n SA-series missile at a passenger jet, as opposed to a military aircraft, you ended the lives of adults and children who had …

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Jul 16

Jeff Pearlman: Striking out on a softball


This morning, I Tweeted out a softball. By “softball,” I mean the above image, which has been making its way around right-wing e-mail chains. It doesn’t take a bleeding-heart liberal to realize the disturbing and disgusting nature of the message. It’s lily whiteness vs. savage blackness. And if you don’t see that … if you …

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Jul 14

Jeff Pearlman: Women in sports media: intelligence and talent lose out—yet again


A true professional. Just learned from this Richard Deitsch piece that Pam Oliver, the excellent, intelligent, informed Fox Sports NFL stalwart, will no longer serve as the network’s top sideline reporter. She has been replaced by Erin Andrews. Glub. Anyone who has worked in sports media long enough knows what this is. And it sucks. …

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Jul 02

Jeff Pearlman: Frank Cashen’s Best Move


In case you missed the news, Frank Cashen—the legendary New York Mets general manager—died yesterday at age 88. The New York Times ran this wonderful obituary. In the course of researching The Bad Guys Won, my book about the 1986 Mets, I sat down with Cashen and spoke for, oh, an hour or so. It …

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Jun 15

Jeff Pearlman: Dad


My dad giving the best man’s toast at my wedding, 2002. Back when I was a little kid, growing up on the mean streets of Mahopac, N.Y., I’d wait for my father to come home from work, then sit on his bed and watch him change from business clothes to casual clothes. He’d open the …

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May 10

Jeff Pearlman: Do What Makes You Happy (and ignore anyone who says otherwise)


The above photograph appears in my 1990 high school yearbook. It’s an image of one of my teachers, a nice man named Bob Chiaro, who used to talk baseball with me before the bell rang. Mr. Chiaro was a cool guy, and I’m sure at the time I told him of my dreams of one …

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Apr 16

Jeff Pearlman: Shame at Florida State


Just read a truly depressing piece in today’s New York Times by Walt Bogdanich. It concerned*Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida State who, it seems, may well have raped a woman.  Why “it seems”? Because we’ll probably never know. According to the article (which was thorough and excellent), both Florida State University and …

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Mar 03

Jeff Pearlman: The Day Before


My book is coming out tomorrow. I’ve been here before—five times. And it’s always … weird. You devote more than two years of your life to a subject. You lock yourself in rooms, dig through piles upon piles of paper, chase interviews, chase more interviews, seek out miniscule nuggets of information. You put everything you …

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Feb 10

Jeff Pearlman: Michael Sam II


Just in case you think the world is fully prepared to embrace an openly gay NFL player … Here’s what I hope: That men like Benjamin Stolen (or whatever his real name) and Don Monroe (or whatever his real name is) and Kenny Haden (or whatever his real name is) apply for jobs. Jobs they …

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Feb 06

Jeff Pearlman: The Sports Illustrated Library


My favorite place in the world is the Sports Illustrated library. I’m not exaggerating. My favorite place isn’t Rome, it isn’t Paris, it isn’t New York or Los Angeles or San Diego or even my own house. No, it’s the moderately sized room in the Sports Illustrated offices. Why? Because the place is golden. For …

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