There’s something arguably wrong with every sport; how could it not be so? Soccer doesn’t have enough scoring for game scores to be a good indicator of relative performance, football and flat racing hurt their players, NASCAR is climate-hostile, and on and on. The rules of life – laws – are perpetually flawed too, but [...]
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I suppose I should put up some film of his peerless batting…but this clip captures the boyish earnestness, kindness and lack of pretension that were just as much a part of his enormous appeal.
Aaron Ellis gives every single proximate reason why Notre Dame’s football team was completely crushed by Alabama in the BCS Championship Game. But he misses the higher-order cause: They were over-rated in the polls and did not deserve to be in the game in the first place. After the election, there were welcome efforts by [...]
Apparently Brent Musburger is in all kinds of hot water because of comments he made during last night’s BCS championship game. When I read that it involved remarks about the Crimson Tide quarterback’s girlfriend, I really braced for something awful. The subject was not Alabama’s 42-14 victory, but comments made during the game by the [...]
Most reports of Alex Karras’s death noted that he had dementia, but not that he attributed his dementia to his years playing in the NFL. Nor did they mention that he was one of the players suing the League for concealing what it knew about the long-term effects of concussion. These omissions do a disservice [...]
A group of billionaires, in an effort to squeeze out more profit, destroys workers’ pension plans and creates chaos on the ground, destroying the integrity of an American institution as a result. Yep: that’s the Romney model, all right.
The spectacular Mo Farah was the subject of this photo, which due to the angle looks like he’s biting down to make sure it’s a real gold medal and not just gold painted tin. Credit: Telegraph Update: Reader SP suggests that it’s not the angle of the photo but that he actually is chowing down [...]
“Oh yeah?”, Baron de Coubertin might have said to the Bard. London beat out Paris’ bid to host the Olympic games. Biff! Then, President Hollande mocked the Brit’s poor performance in the early events. With France ahead in the medal count, he jibed “The British have rolled out the red carpet for French athletes to [...]
The ecstasy of winning.