Chris Jones' lessons learned

In his final backpage column for the Mag, Jones shares years of insight

Originally Published: June 12, 2014
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

THIS IS MY last appearance on the back page of ESPN The Magazine. I haven't really occupied this space long enough to have earned a farewell column, but I want to pass along what I've learned while writing it. This page has become an important piece of real estate for me. For a guy who usually wrote long, it started as a kind of prison. It turned into a kind of school.

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