Playing Through

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The reason we need to explore the heavens is the same reason we need to sing arias and write poetry and hit baseballs – to transcend our lesser selves

Thomas Hackett, Columns, July 24, 2009

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Roller Derby and her fellow Hellcats helped Jamie Lee (aka Miss Amerikill) turn her life around

Thomas Hackett, Columns, July 17, 2009

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Is football a sport only for men? The women who play for the Austin Outlaws think not.

Thomas Hackett, Columns, July 10, 2009

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Spectator sports can crush our most ardent hopes and dreams, and that's a good thing

Thomas Hackett, Columns, July 3, 2009

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Ed Easton is initiating interest in a soccer-specific stadium for the Austin Aztex that would also play host to concerts

Thomas Hackett, Columns, June 26, 2009

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Practically every coach Thomas Hackett had as a kid was a psychotic or pervert. Or both.

Thomas Hackett, Columns, June 19, 2009

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Nine-year-old Ryan Brown and 10-year-old Madison Boreman brought the pint-sized gender war to the Congress Avenue Mile

Thomas Hackett, Columns, June 12, 2009

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The sports world is rife with dickish behavior

Thomas Hackett, Columns, June 5, 2009

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If words were fastballs, Austin Chronicle spelling bee champ Geoff Thevenot was Hank Aaron

Thomas Hackett, Columns, May 29, 2009

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Sixteen-year-old Chelsey Sveinsson is on her way to becoming an elite runner

Thomas Hackett, Columns, May 22, 2009

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If a tie is like kissing your sister, then what does that say about soccer?

Thomas Hackett, Columns, May 15, 2009

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This is what 24 hours of nonstop pingpong looks like

Thomas Hackett, Columns, May 8, 2009

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Both pro wrestlers and their fans are looking for the same thing: acceptance

Thomas Hackett, Columns, May 1, 2009

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At only 18, UT's Stacey-Ann Smith has everything it takes to be one of the world's fastest track and field athletes

Thomas Hackett, Columns, April 24, 2009

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Brian Davies looks to stoke the local urban cyclo-cross scene

Thomas Hackett, Columns, April 17, 2009

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If you haven't caught the NBA-level talent playing with the Austin Toros, don't miss the game on Friday

Thomas Hackett, Columns, April 10, 2009

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Oklahoma women's basketball player Courtney Paris has it all backward

Thomas Hackett, Columns, April 3, 2009

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Rhonda Robinson gave it her all at the Austin Turfcats cheerleader tryouts

Thomas Hackett, Columns, March 27, 2009

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At the Boot Camp Challenge, 'what you hate the most works the best'

Mark Fagan, Columns, March 20, 2009

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The Aztex look to turn Austin into a soccer town

Thomas Hackett, Columns, March 13, 2009

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Pops Mensah-Bonsu makes the leap from the Austin Toros to the San Antonio Spurs

Thomas Hackett, Columns, March 6, 2009

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The Longhorns miss Augustin's leadership skills more than Durant's gaudy numbers

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Feb. 27, 2009

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Have marathoners found the Answer?

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Feb. 20, 2009

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There have been many great stoner moments in the history of sports

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Feb. 13, 2009

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Practitioners of parkour strive for efficient movement for its own sake

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Feb. 6, 2009

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Sophomore guard Kat Nash is having a breakthrough year for Gail Goestenkors' Longhorn squad

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Jan. 30, 2009

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If hot-rodders can still remake battered old cars into things of brazen beauty, the rest of us can get to work remaking America into something equally bold and brave

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Jan. 23, 2009

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Other than getting on an airplane, there's no place in Austin where you can go as fast, safely, as you can at the Driveway Austin Motorsports Academy and Retreat

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Jan. 16, 2009

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Did UT's performance in the Fiesta Bowl prove them to be the No. 1 team in college football?

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Jan. 9, 2009

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Fixed-gear bikes are all the rage with Austin's hipsterati

Thomas Hackett, Columns, Dec. 26, 2008

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