JEFF PEARLMAN

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1994 re-loaded

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So here’s something truly weird. I’m sitting in my hotel in Mississippi, flipping channels, and I stumble upon “Re-Loaded,” a Fox show about the 1994 year in sports. The images come fast and hard, and I’m thinking, “Man what a load of cra—.”

And then, I’m on the show, talking about O.J. Simpson.

Weird.

But not as weird as the bubble boy’s father. Or as weird as the fact that, today, I spent time in Newark, N.J. and Jackson, Miss. Just try and pick two more heinous cities. Just try …