The Lofton Files: Who is The Greatest?

01/30/2014
It was February 1964, 50 years ago next month, when a 22-year-old Cassius Clay uttered the simple phrase that would become so iconic, “I am the Greatest,” before he stepped into the ring to...
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The Lofton Files: So what happens now?

01/07/2014
“So what happens now?” That famous lyric comes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita - the play that debuted on Broadway in 1979 or the 1996 film starring Madonna. Colonel Perón has taken on Evita...
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The Lofton Files: Notes on Black Monday

01/02/2014
Black Monday has unfortunately become a day that NFL fans, players and coaches know all too well. Like that car crash on the other side of the road that you can’t take your eyes off of, Black...
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The 2013 Loftys: Going Above and Beyond

12/26/2013
“I’m Sally O’Malley and I'm proud to say I’m 50!” Those are the words of Molly Shannon’s Saturday Night Live character in her tight red jump suit and bouffant hairdo, kicking and...
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The Lofton Files: Passing grades

12/06/2013
At last week's Sunday Night Football game in our nation’s capital I got a chance to talk with NFLPA CEO DeMaurice Smith. Smith oversaw the last collective bargaining agreement, which hammered out...
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The Lofton Files: Thankful for the NFL

11/27/2013
Well, well, well. As we all get ready to stuff ourselves with turkey and feast on a tripleheader of Thanksgiving NFL action, it’s time to reflect on all that we’re thankful for in professional...
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The Lofton Files: Ain’t Gonna Be No Rematch

11/22/2013
Do you remember the post-fight embrace and conversation between Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa in Rocky? It went something like this: "Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” “Don’t want one.” And so...
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