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The Year in Sports Media: Books
December 24, 2012
Did you see that Chris Bosh video bomb? How many versions of "Eli Manning Looking at Things" can you name? When the soccer titans tangled on Twitter, were you #TeamChastain or #TeamSolo? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, SI is here to help, highlighting 2012's good (Charles Barkley does Shaq), bad (the Olympics on tape delay) and god-awful (Terry Bradshaw goes Gangnam Style). Consider yourself back in the loop
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December 24, 2012

The Year In Sports Media: Books

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Multiplatform commentator for ESPN and former SI senior writer

EYE-POPPING ASSERTION

USADA was "riding roughshod on slippery rules and sketchy standards," and "all [its] evidence, is based on testimony, not tests"

—ESPN.com, Sept. 4, 2012

MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCE

Had just written strident repudiation of Joe Paterno—like Armstrong, the subject of a Reilly SI Sportsman of the Year profile

BUT STILL ...

Federal judge ruled USADA protocols "sufficient, if applied reasonably, to satisfy due process"; beyond testimony of 11 former teammates, report contains extensive analytic evidence

MALCOLM GLADWELL

New Yorker writer and author of human behavioral best sellers The Tipping Point and Blink

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