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MLB, NFL: Where the (trans)action is

For a week now, the business of sports has had little to do with fun and games

Originally Published: August 2, 2011
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Haynesworth, Hasselbeck, Holmes, Leinart, McNabb, Orton, Kolb, Bush, Pence, Beltran, Bourn; $50 million, $40 million, $30 million, $90 million; one year, 10 years, two years, four years. Transaction overwhelmed action this week as the sports business ticker reminded us the business of sports business is still only business.

So a word today in favor of running and jumping and kicking and throwing, a word in support of the wordless, of the physical, the primitive, the pre-verbal, ...

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