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Sports pork is a serious problem

If you're reading this, odds are you're a sports fan. But you'll probably be saddened to learn how much the government is spending on sports initiatives.

Updated: July 7, 2006, 11:23 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Having split the atom and put a man on the moon, the federal government has funded its most ambitious project yet.

Specifically, immortalizing the likes of Danny Biasone.

Haven't heard of Biasone, the father of the 24-second shot clock? Then you probably haven't heard of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, either.

Which, come to think of it, wouldn't be a total shock.

Dedicated to the proposition that Syracuse, N.Y., is a world sports mecca, the Hall counts ...

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