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There are 316 million people in the United States of America. About six million of them watch 'Homeland,' Showtime's thriller about world terror, paranoia, and bipolar disorder. That's about 2 percent of the population; roughly what the guy with the beard running on the Libertarian Party ticket gets when he runs for Congress. ---->>>

James Salter has been a fighter pilot, a rogue, and a climber. He counts Robert Redford as a friend. ---->>>

Unlike the LeBrons and A-Rods of the world, anointed as special from pre-K, Matt Leinart exudes an approachability rarely seen in superstars. It's why kids on the autograph line chat him up like a buddy with whom they could stay up late playing Xbox. ---->>>

Maybe it's impossible to spend time with Patrick Stewart and not have the conversation move to the extraterrestrial. ---->>>

A colleague once nicknamed me - half mocking - the 'magical stranger' because I get people to tell me things. ---->>>

If nothing else, the act of reaching a milestone often serves to reveal a superstar's true nature. ---->>>

Some historians trace the start of the War on Terror to November 4, 1979, the day the hostages were taken in Tehran. ---->>>

More than any other major sport, professional or amateur, college football games are decided by the physical incompetence and downright chokery of their players. ---->>>

Occasionally, a young catcher is born with a backup's soul. Bob Montgomery was on the Red Sox opening day roster for the entire 1970s, yet he never had more than 254 at-bats in a season. ---->>>

All backups take their cue from Elrod Hendricks, the patron saint of erstwhile catchers. ---->>>

As a kid, Terry Bradshaw didn't amaze me. My hero was Steelers backup Terry Hanratty, who nabbed two Super Bowl rings while completing three passes. ---->>>

Jeff Bridges wants you to take it easy, man. ---->>>

The thing about living without a father if he's always gone is that it takes a long time to realize he isn't coming home. ---->>>

Lance Armstrong has a 17th-century, 15-foot Spanish fresco of the crucifixion hanging on the wall of his Austin mansion. This doesn't mean - and some of you Armstrong acolytes might want to sit down for this - that Lance is Jesus. ---->>>

Before Angelina Jolie became a humanitarian, she was best known for wearing a vial of blood around her neck and kissing her brother. ---->>>

From the outside, Rick Rubin's house above Zuma Beach is a generic millionaire beach home. There's a rarely used tennis court and a circular drive. ---->>>

I arrive a month premature, with my dad's brains but not much else. ---->>>

I tested in the top percentile for IQ, but I couldn't tie my shoes or really ride a bike without training wheels until I was almost 7. ---->>>

The everybody-loves-Jeff Bridges home base is, of course, 'The Big Lebowski.' ---->>>

There are times when a sports figure doesn't deserve sympathy. ---->>>

There's no doubt Matt Leinart loves his son very much. ---->>>

Baseball loyalists cite the game's legendary numbers - 300 wins, 500 homers, 3,000 hits - as evidence of the sport's elegance, beauty, and gravitas. What no one mentions is how wretched and painful it is to actually watch a former star gasp and sputter his way toward a legendary number. ---->>>

There are many reasons why I hate college football. The 4-hour games drone on longer than Steve Lyons during the American League playoffs. The ever-expanding season threatens to creep into early July. Boise, Idaho, hosts a bowl game. And it's played on blue artificial turf. ---->>>

'TMZ' took the illusion of privacy away. Now the paranoid star just assumes someone is always there. Decoy cars and false itineraries are floated to throw 'TMZ' off the scent. ---->>>

I've seen few things more depressing than the end-of-season Giants-Padres series in 2001 in which Barry Bonds hit his 68th homer of the year while a .227-hitting, rapidly fossilizing Rickey Henderson staggered like a delirious marathoner toward 3,000 hits. ---->>>

In college football, fans wallow in a culture of failure. Unless you root for Miami, you sadly wait for disaster to strike your team in a manner not seen outside of Fenway Park. ---->>>

Legends like Jim Murray at the 'Los Angeles Times' and Shirley Povich at the 'Washington Post' were the most beloved guys at their papers. They'd write a cherished column for 30 years, and that was it. There was nothing else to do, no higher job to attain. ---->>>

Some eco groups suggest that as many as 73 million sharks are killed globally every year. Hammerheads, blue sharks, mako sharks - they're disappearing, and they ain't coming back. ---->>>

Think about it: You're trying to raise cash to save an endangered animal. You've got orphaned pandas getting 3 trillion YouTube hits, and you've got seals being clubbed over the head by roughnecks. The money flows in. But what about the poor shark? ---->>>

The Smithsonian should box and preserve Tim McGraw's Nashville den for a future exhibit entitled 'Early 21st Century American Man Cave.' ---->>>

Brett Favre likes to tell stories. ---->>>

I grew up in a town without fathers. ---->>>

I was a classic attention deficit disorder kid, always bored and mouthing off at school. ---->>>

NFL fans have less sympathy for fallen players than the Romans had for blind Christians. ---->>>

One of the hallmarks that a British actor brings to his public persona is an adept sense of self-deprecation - see Daniel Craig and Damian Lewis. ---->>>

Peter Rodrick was one of only around 4,000 men in the world qualified to land jets on a carrier after dark. ---->>>

Publicists cater to bloggers because they can play them; bloggers cater to publicists because they want their ads. ---->>>

Rick Rubin eats no cheese. ---->>>

Robert Downey Jr. doesn't work out like us regular folks. Adulation bathes him from the moment he arrives at his Los Angeles martial arts studio. ---->>>

'TMZ' has the cash to buy off valets and info like flight lists or even the limo list of what celeb is being picked up where and when. ---->>>

To build an empire - or win seven Tour de Frances in a row - you must have a Lone Star-size ego and a dash of megalomania. ---->>>

When superstars go down, no matter how sympathetic the circumstances, fans know the franchise could be sunk. ---->>>

Ever since Mike Tyson was champ, twenty-something dudes have microwaved nachos, popped opened Natty Lights, watched sharks do unspeakable things on TV, and whispered a billion 'Whoa, dudes.' ---->>>

As anyone who has read 'Sports Illustrated's Steve Rushin knows, it's quite possible to write an unreadable column without being a TV pundit. But if you want to be a consistently good columnist, you can't be on television. ---->>>

Celebs that hit the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills quadrant and places like the Urth Caffe are not exactly trying to keep a low profile; it's sort of like if LeBron James went to an ESPN Zone and then whined about being hounded for autographs. ---->>>

Matt Leinart's L.A. duplex looks more like a Chuck E. Cheese safe house than a millionaire jock's crash pad. There's the requisite leather couch and flat-screen television, but the rest of the ground floor is bare except for a pile of Nick Jr. DVDs, a high chair, and a SpongeBob SquarePants director's chair. ---->>>

Rick Rubin's undulating face hair is just as famous as his body of work. In homage to the yogis he read about as a boy on Long Island, Rubin hasn't shaved since he was 23. It's long been his registered trademark. ---->>>

Stephen A. Smith is the hardest-working man in sports show business. The ubiquitous basketball pundit appears on ESPN about 10 times a day as a regular on the show 'NBA Fastbreak,' a guest commentator on 'Sports Center,' and a pundit on 'ESPNEWS.' ---->>>

The only reason baseball's numerical touchstones have any significance is that most players - even the game's greats - peter out just barely before they reach them. ---->>>

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Stephen Rodrick is an American journalist who is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor for Men's Journal. He also writes for Rolling Stone. Rodrick writes mostly about politics, film, and sports, often following his subjects around for months before writing.(wikipedia)