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September 07, 2008

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• Heisman Watchby Gene Menez: West Virginia's Pat White is a front-runner
• Weekend Pickoff by Stewart Mandel on Friday

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SPORTS ANDPOLITICS

Fans of theLanguage
At the Democratic convention last week Governor Bill Richardson called HillaryClinton's speech "a huge, 500-foot home run." And MSNBC's KeithOlbermann gave Barack Obama ups as a bona fide NFL fan because the nomineereferred to the site of his acceptance speech not as Invesco Field but by itsformer name, Mile High. SI writer Austin Murphy gives his take on theintersection of sports and politics.

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SI VAULT
YOUR LINK TO SPORTS HISTORY

FROM SPORTSILLUSTRATED
SEPTEMBER 14, 1998

When Mark McGwiretied Roger Maris's record of 61 homers in a season, SI writer Tom Verduccicaptured the moment.

AT 1:21 P.M.,McGwire stepped into the batter's box and one minute later propelled a pitchfrom 38-year-old righthander Mike Morgan into the history books. The ball flewdangerously close to the leftfield foul pole, but McGwire threw his arms up incelebration even before the ball banged off the club-level facade. The manknows his homers, having hit 448 of them. The 37-year chasing of Maris wasover. Some Cubs congratulated McGwire as he ran around the bases. Sosa clappedhis glove in rightfield. McGwire touched home plate and pointed to his fatherin the stands behind the backstop. "Happy birthday, Dad!" he yelled."Last year I gave him a card," Mark said with a laugh after the game."Now you tell me, is all that fate, or what? The man upstairs has a planfor me, I guess."

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