UPPER DECK

The Dugout: Ken Griffey Jr. Is Great At Interviews

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Ken Griffey Jr gives great interviews about baseball cards. On today's The Dugout, the Kid speaks candidly with Linda Cohn, a woman he does not super hate.

SPORTS VIDEOS

When Ken Griffey, Jr. Hit The Warehouse 20 Years Ago This Summer

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In the '90s, there was the Michael Jordan fadeaway, the Deion Sanders touchdown dance and Ken Griffey's home run swing.

#PRO WRESTLING

Sports On TV: The Simpsons’ 20 Greatest Golden Age Sports Moments

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It's impossible to overstate the brilliance and cultural impact of 'The Simpsons'.

WILLIE MAYS

Sports On TV: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's 20 Greatest Sports Moments

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On the last installment of Sports On TV, we tackled <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/sports-on-tv-the-wires-15-greatest-sports-moments#page/1" target="_blank">'The Wire'</a>, a romanticized look at inner-city life and law in Baltimore, Maryland.

VIDEOS

Unlikely Moments In Sports History: Michael Jordan Asks Ken Griffey Jr. For His Autograph

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Imagine watching Jay-Z going out of his way to get a guitar signed by Taylor Swift.

TIM DUNCAN

Another Massive Round Of Vintage Nike Print Ads

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Sunday morning's were once reserved for newspaper reading over a cup of coffee.

superheroes

Nike's Air Alliance Pits Cartoon Kevin Durant Against Mad Shoe Scientists

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Every few years, a TV network or a shoe company decides that sports guys should be super heroes.

SNEAKERS

Nike Air Griffey Max Fury Old Royal/Action Red

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I post these on behalf of my brother Kenny from <a href="http://www.thesportsfanjournal.com/">TSFJ</a>, who has been hunting for a fair price on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/the-manny-pacquiao-summer-2011-collection-by-nike">the Manny Trainer 1.3</a> for a while now.

SNEAKERS

Cop: Nike LeBron 9 “Swingman”

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No rest for the financially weary sneakerhead after <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/02/nike-zoom-kobe-vii-invisibility-cloak">a monster set of releases</a> in February.

TEXAS RANGERS

On The 2011 World Series, Its Storylines & Ken Griffey, Jr.

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Conceptually speaking, the World Series is the closest thing in sports to Thanksgiving dinner.

SPORTS

“Goodbye Baseball, Hello Cooperstown”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/ken-griffey-jr-retires-after-22-seasons"> As they continue to honor <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ken-griffey-jr">Ken Griffey, Jr.'s</a> career, here's Nike's latest commercial entitled “Goodbye Baseball, Hello Cooperstown," a fitting farewell displaying his homerun exploits and perhaps one of the sweetest swings the game has ever seen.

SNEAKERS

Nike Trainer 1.2 Ken Griffey Jr.

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<a href="http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-354587/pgid-316037"> These are a very nice tribute to the recently retired <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ken-griffey-jr">Ken Griffey, Jr</a>.

SEATTLE MARINERS

Good Night, Sweet Prince

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I went to an interleague game at Safeco last May.

SPORTS

“The Kid” Calls It Quits

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/ken-griffey-jr-retires-after-22-seasons"> In a perfect world, our favorite athletes would play forever. They cause us to think unrealistically and give us an escape from reality, and we love that about them. Especially superstars who played an integral part in your childhood. You grow up wanting to emulate them knowing your best backyard heroics pale in comparison to what they do in front of millions seemingly every night. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ken-griffey-jr">Ken Griffey, Jr.</a> was one of those athletes.

Washington Redskins

The Art Of (Athletic) Storytelling

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/dan-lebatard-speaks-with-uncle-luke-about-the-espn-documentary-the-u"> When it comes to sports, those who document them are almost as important as the athletes themselves. For those who are still not in the know, ESPN is the architect behind one of the greatest documentary campaigns ever. Their “</a><a href="30for30.espn.com">30 For 30</a>” series has already produced classics centering around subjects like Len Bias, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/dan-lebatard-speaks-with-uncle-luke-about-the-espn-documentary-the-u">The University of Miami</a>, the Knicks/Pacers rivalry and even one on the way about the Los Angeles Raiders - narrated by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ice-cube">Ice Cube</a>.

SNEAKERS

Keep It Cool

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My mind's tellin' me no, but my feet are saying it's time to break bread.

VIDEOS

The Original #24

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Behind <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?s=michael+jordan">Michael Jordan</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?s=ken+griffey+jr">Ken Griffey Jr.</a> likely ranks as my favorite athlete of the 1990's.

THE 2003 STEROID LIST

GRIFFEY NEVER DID STEROIDS? YOU SURE?

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One of the most ignorant and irritating aspects of the steroid discussion engulfing baseball is the presumption of innocence that still exists with regard to certain players.


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