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The Rust Age of the NBA

During the Magic-Bird-MJ era everything was golden for the NBA. But with the 19-year-olds in charge, TMQ sees a different metal.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 12:26 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2 columnist

Each year around this time, Tuesday Morning Quarterback journeys alone to a distant wilderness, fasts, meditates, gawks at the Philadelphia Eagles' cheerleaders' lingerie calendar and offers a prayer of thanks to the football gods that the NFL has not become the NBA. Herewith the prayer:

Oh football gods, on thine couch above Copyrighted be thy names. Give us each fall some mojo sport And reverse our bad calls, As we reverse the ball calls of others. Deliver us from the NFL turning ...

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