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Hearing about retired players will produce bluster aplenty

Originally Published: September 17, 2007
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, politicians in the nation's capital love to hear their names mentioned on ESPN and see their photos on their hometown sports pages. When they talk about sports, they're able to remind their constituents of their importance. They're able to look like regular guys or gals. And sports talk is a lot easier than making sense of health care reform or the national debt.

It's no surprise, then, that the politicians on the Senate Committee ...

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