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Viv Bernstein
I'm a freelance journalist based in Charlotte, N.C., lead Nascar reporter for The New York Times and a regular contributor to the Times news and sports coverage. Other extraneous facts: My grandfather survived an Al Capone hit, I was named after a bottle of Seagrams VO and I'm from Jersey. Any questions?
I'm a freelance journalist based in Charlotte, N.C., lead Nascar reporter for The New York Times and a regular contributor to the Times news and sports coverage. Other extraneous facts: My grandfather survived an Al Capone hit, I was named after a bottle of Seagrams VO and I'm from Jersey. Any questions?
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The new normal in sports media coverage
pennstatenews via flickr I usually enjoyed chatting with John Fox when he was coach of the Carolina Panthers. He was always congenial in our conversations and occasionally thoughtful and articulate. Fox was easy to like. But only when he was talking off the...

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I did that to a Nascar driver?
Jersey is not so much a state of mind as a way of driving. And I'm so Jersey. I won't say I break numerous traffic laws every single time I get behind the wheel. But I would hate to drive around anyone who drives like me. Funny, you never know -- and usuall...

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The long and short of it
When I was a sports reporter at the start of my career, I worked at a newspaper that held a Secret Santa gift-giving exchange one Christmas. Funny what you learn about your coworkers -- and what they think of you -- when anonymity offers a shield. Office Tw...

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The big mistake Florida State has made that will cost Jameis Winston for years to come -- my latest Moves Magazine column: 

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Moves Magazine: NFL players on notice
Leave it to LeBron James to deliver the slam of the month when he told ESPN.com a few weeks ago that he would not allow his sons to play football. Too dangerous, he said. Little LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus can play basketball, baseball or soccer instead. J...

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Michael Sam, the media and that shower question
A reporter I respect immensely called the ESPN story on Michael Sam’s shower habits as “nothing more serious than the death of journalism as we know it.” I hope somebody can explain that to me, because I’m not sure I understand the kerfuffle that has erupte...
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