Sally Jenkins is a sports columnist for the Washington Post, and one of the outstanding sportswriters in the entire country. Her father, Dan Jenkins, passed away earlier this month. She wrote a column about him, here. Jay says that it is one of the best columns he has ever read, on any subject. Dan Jenkins worked for Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, and other publications, and wrote a string of best-selling novels, including “Semi-Tough,” “Life Its Ownself,” and “Baja Oklahoma.” Jay is among the legions of Dan Jenkins nuts. He and Sally talk about her dad. And then about sports at large: college basketball, pro basketball, Colin Kaepernick, MLB, soccer, and more. You know what’s a great sport? Figure skating. Dan Jenkins thought so, Sally Jenkins thinks so – and Jay thinks so. If you don’t know Sally Jenkins, you will very much enjoy getting to know her, in this ’cast. Her dad used to ask, “Who can explain the athletic heart?” Both of these Jenkinses are pretty good at it.

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  1. Al Sparks Thatcher

    Ref: hockey.

    You’ll never fall in love with hockey watching it on television. But once you do fall in love with it, today’s high definition television is an excellent way to watch and you can now see the puck. The only weakness of that media coverage is it doesn’t show the dynamic line changes hockey has.

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks used to be in the same collegiate hockey league as the University of Michigan, and we used to play them once or twice a season. I traveled to Michigan on two separate occasions to watch them there.

    The student chants there were just great, not only for the team but against the opposing team. The fact that Jay didn’t take to those games, especially under the legendary Coach Red Berenson boggles my mind.

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    • March 23, 2019, at 5:24 PM PDT
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  2. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Jay, loved this interview. I’ve read 3 books by Dan Jenkins, plus his Golf Digest pieces. Love him. Thanks.

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    • March 24, 2019, at 7:50 AM PDT
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