by | Dec 4, 2019

Saturday, LSU and Georgia will battle for the SEC Championship in Atlanta, and with a good performance in that game it’s likely Joe Burrow, the Tigers’ quarterback, will lock up this year’s Heisman Trophy. It’s hard to find a better…

by | Nov 23, 2019

New Haven, Connecticut Activists protesting climate change stormed the Yale bowl field at halftime of the Harvard–Yale game. An initial group of 100 or so activists grew to more than 1,000 as students supporting their cause joined them. The mob…

by | Oct 18, 2019

Americans watch more NFL this season after several years of ratings decline. While couches and seats fill, fields go empty. For the first time in 30 years, high school sports witnessed a participation drop last year, with football’s loss of…

by | Jul 13, 2019

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team came home with the trophy, but, of course, that isn’t the end of it. Winning, it seems, is not enough. The contemporary script called for some politics and protests over injustice and unequal treatment, without…

by | Jul 8, 2019

Comebacks make great stories, and when they are combined with Cinderella moments in athletic competition, they make great copy. On the most revered stage in tennis, the show courts at the All-England Racquet Club, Cori Gauff, age 15, has been…

by | Feb 6, 2019

For decades I was the biggest football fan ever. Also baseball. Also basketball. Also ice hockey. My grandfather, Zeyde (of blessed memory), introduced me to baseball when I was five or six. He lived in Brooklyn, hated the Dodgers for abandoning him, a…

by | Feb 2, 2019

Years ago, a reporter asked a Dallas Cowboys running back something about the Super Bowl calling it “the ultimate game.” “Well,” Duane Thomas replied, “if it is the ‘ultimate game,’ then how come they’re going to be playing it again,…

by | Sep 25, 2018

Let’s take a Spectacle break from the depressing spectacle of an honorable man (and our judicial process into the bargain) being knee-capped by a bunch of political gangsters. For a moment at least, pray consider a much less important but…

by | Oct 16, 2016

Television ratings for the National Football League are down 11% from last year. Last week the NFL sent a memo to team owners assuring them all was right. The memo blamed the presidential election for the ratings drop. Guess what the…

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