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The Slice

Sports and politics

Surely this has happened to others.

You have a pro football game on TV with the sound off. You glance at the screen and see a short list of players. One of the names has an (R) beside it.

And for a fraction of a second you think they are now designating the athletes' political party of preference.

Why do we need to know that?

Then you realize it must indicate the player is a rookie.

The Slice

The online home for Paul Turner's musings and interactions with disciples of The Slice.