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2002 Stories by Allen St. John

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  • A Year of Self-Parity

    published December 31, 2002

    It's the hoariest cliché in sports, trotted out in both roman à jock novels of the highest literary pretensions (see The... More >>

  • Leaping at the Chance

    published December 17, 2002

    "Does that guy have a credential?" quipped the security guard. A tall young man had sauntered unmolested into the pressroom at the Brendan... More >>

  • Karmic Relief

    published November 5, 2002

    Bill Clinton was celebrating his 16th day in the White House, presumably without Monica Lewinsky. The national debt stood at $4,173,289,000,000.... More >>

  • Only Angels Have Rings

    published October 29, 2002

    Two words: Donnie Moore. It's easy to dismiss them as the biggest bunch of red-wearing, dildo-banging (or as Freud might have said, sometimes... More >>

  • Yankees Go Home

    published October 8, 2002

    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the lights are shining bright. The Strokes are playing somewhere, and somewhere Buds are... More >>

  • The Open City

    published August 27, 2002

    The big show is here. Sure, we get the U.S. Open golf every once in a while, and for the past few years it has seemed as if the World Series lives... More >>

  • Say Hey! The Results of Our Quiz

    published August 6, 2002

    Who's smarter than Bobby Valentine? Voice readers. And Brian Calandra of Astoria, in particular. After tabulating 7,142,246 votes (or... More >>

  • The First Annual Cryogenic Baseball Quiz

    published July 16, 2002

    Think you're smarter than Bobby Valentine? Prove it. Here is our First Annual Cryogenic Baseball Quiz, designed not only to test your memory and... More >>

  • His Backhand Needs Work

    published June 25, 2002

    "I knew that if push should ever come to shove, I would have no problem beating Venus or Serena," writes John McEnroe in his otherwise insightful... More >>

  • Hoop Dreams

    published June 18, 2002

    Consider it a crucible. The Nets got swept in the NBA Finals. And so did Shaq's Orlando Magic. So did Magic Johnson's Lakers—twice. And for... More >>

  • The Gulp War

    published June 4, 2002

    "The Nets are going to win," said the guy at my tennis club without a tinge of irony. "You know why? Because of the white guys. You look back at... More >>

  • Here's Looking at You, Kidd

    published May 7, 2002

    For a brief shining moment, it's showtime. Late in the fourth quarter of Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Nets and the... More >>

  • Gorillas in Our Midst

    published April 30, 2002

    "Don't it always seem to go . . . ?" OK, this story's not going to start with a quote from Joni Mitchell. But understand this, fellow baseball... More >>

  • Tackling Himself

    published April 23, 2002

    A few weeks ago, during a press screening for Spike Lee's documentary Jim Brown: All American, Lee's publicist approached a reporter and... More >>

  • Masters of Their Domain

    published April 2, 2002

    "I just want to say one word to you . . . just one word." "Yes sir." "Are you listening?" "Yes, sir, I am." "Patience." To a... More >>

  • Beauty and the East

    published March 12, 2002

    In any other year, the biggest story of the Nets' season would be the security tape of Jason Kidd getting the assist on Jayson Williams's... More >>

  • How to Fix the Knicks

    published January 29, 2002

    It was the space aliens. The same extraterrestrials responsible for the otherwise inexplicable popularity of Mariah Carey, Bill O'Reilly, and... More >>

  • The Year of the Replay

    published January 8, 2002

    It was just one of those years. For me, it all started in February, with a moment that was both shocking and eerily prescient. On the last lap of... More >>

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