• How Lincoln Riley’s Air Raid offense will give USC an edge
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    How Lincoln Riley’s Air Raid offense will give USC an edge

    The ideas that would one day inspire a football revolution had been rattling around in Hal Mumme’s head for a few years before he finally had the chance to use them. It was 1986, and Mumme had just lost his job as Texas El Paso’s offensive coordinator. With nowhere to turn at the college level, Mumme retreated to the ranks of Texas high school football, where he inherited a struggling program with just a handful of wins during the previous decade. Out of that desperation, the Air Raid’s roots first took hold in the central Texas soil, where three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust was long the offensive doctrine of choice. Mumme didn’t have that…

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  • HBO’s ‘Edge of the Earth’ gives a riveting look at the world of outdoor sports
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    HBO’s ‘Edge of the Earth’ gives a riveting look at the world of outdoor sports

    Athletes who push themselves in mesmerizing ways while the rest of us sit from the comfort and safety of the stands or couch will always be fascinating. They dare to achieve things that most of us couldn’t even attempt. It’s one thing to see a professional hit a home run, throw down a slam dunk or score a touchdown. It’s another to see the action-adventure athletes in HBO’s Edge of the Earth. This is as extreme as extreme sports get. You’re watching snowboarding, skiing, kayaking, free climbing, and big-wave surfing in the most remote corners of the globe. With jaw-dropping moments and beautifully shot visuals, this four-part documentary series (a…

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