Rieder: Remembering two special Philadelphia sportswriters

April 16, 2015 1:04 PM

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It's hard to imagine, now, in the era of ESPN and sports websites galore, when we know pretty much everything about athletes and the social issues surrounding sports, sometimes more than we'd like to.

But there was a time when sports coverage was pretty tame, characterized by rampant cliches, straight game stories and little controversy – or enlightenment.

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