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Entries by Mark Axelrod from 12/2009

Cancer: Jimmy Valvano versus the Stealth Bomber

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Impact

This week has been a celebration of Jimmy Valvano's life. ESPN has been promoting the Jimmy V Foundation and its cancer research initiatives. In the past 16 years, the foundation has raised $90 million.

Tim Tebow, Football and the Politics of God

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Sports

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." That's what Tim ...

The Politics of Notre Dame Football, Or, Desperately Seeking Princeton

| Posted 12.19.2009 | Sports

Everyone talks about the Notre Dame football tradition as if they've been above canning coaches for the sake of canning coaches, but history records t...

The Cash Bowl, or, Why There Will Never Be a College Football Playoff

| Posted 12.19.2009 | Sports

A total of $128,503,000 is at stake in all the college bowl games, or about $3,700,000 per bowl.