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Becoming the Sports Parent I Wished I’d Had By JOHN NUCKEL NOV. 25, 2016 CreditGiselle Potter My mother screamed at me from the bleachers only once. It was 39 years ago, but I still cringe from the memory of it. “John Nuckel, get over here right now!” she yelled. I looked up at the clock. Only 35 seconds until halftime. I can hold out, I told myself, as I developed a plan: Ignore my mother until the end of the first half, run into the locker room, and by the time I get out she’ll be gone. I was 15,...

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