Fill up your Instapaper queue (links post, Feb. 17)

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Just two links this week in our semi-regular series featuring stories that are worth your time and a spot in your online reader of choice (we like Instapaper).

The Wright Thompson piece on Michael Jordan turning 50 has been widely circulated. With good reason. It's one of the finest pieces of sports feature writing I've ever read. I think it may be our generation's "Frank Sinatra has a cold" or "What do you think of Ted Williams now?" It's that great.

My good friend (and fellow presenter at this week's Summit on Communication and Sport) Dr. Jimmy Sanderson wrote an interesting blog post about the relationship between communications and the sports concussion problem. He argues that we in the communications business have a responsibility to properly frame, cover and address this issue.