As part of our special sports Issue — only the second in The Nation‘s 146 year history — we asked a distinguished group of writers, thinkers and advocates to pay tribute to their favorite sports heroes growing up. The eclectic group of contributors includes Jennifer Egan, John Sayles, Bob Herbert, Ralph Nader, Jane Mayer, David Remnick, Dennis Kucinich and Cecile Richards. The result is a package of moving mini-essays all expressing, in their own way, a feeling many of us share: pure love of the game. Check out the forum and read, listen to and view
new selections from the sports issue
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