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The art of sport

Dr. J's reverse layup. Doug Flutie's Hail Mary. Kirk Gibson's World Series walk-off. Legendary plays -- but are they also beautiful?

By Matthew McGough
May 21, 2006

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WHEN QUARTERBACK DOUG FLUTIE announced his retirement from football on Monday, news reports invariably included footage of his 1984 Boston College Hail Mary pass, widely considered to be one of the most dramatic college football plays of all time. Across the country, replays of the ''Miracle in Miami" were punctuated with the ''boo-yah!"-style color commentary that, for better or worse, ... (Full article: 1479 words)

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