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In the Beginning ...
September 27, 2004
A new way to look at the creation of bigtime sports in America, with an assist from Michelangelo
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September 27, 2004

In The Beginning ...

A new way to look at the creation of bigtime sports in America, with an assist from Michelangelo

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(THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT)

Lyle Alzado and Ben Johnson are just two of the many athletes who succumbed to this temptation

Banned from the Hall

(THE EXPULSION FROM THE GARDEN)

Avenging angel Bart Giamatti sends Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson east of Eden

The NBA

(THE SACRIFICE OF NOAH)

The rivalry of titans Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell defined the NBA's formative years

Boxing

(THE DRUNKENNESS OF NOAH)

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