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Loving sports, from Greg Butler to Sweet Lou to Niko Noga

From old baseball cards to Lou Piniella eating a hoagie to Niko Noga, a sportswriter loves sports. Story

Updated: March 18, 2008, 4:41 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

The other day I submitted a column to my editor that was lathered in snark. That's pretty much all I've been shooting off lately -- one snarky piece after another. It's a trap writers fall into from time to time.

We start to believe opining on the negatives of sports is more fruitful than opining on the positives. So we unload on steroids and dumb jocks and David Carr and Pittsburgh's middle relief, quite certain that's what you, the customer, covets.

"There's a fine line between being ...

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