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 | 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

Dear Loyal Readers, Thank you for joining us on this chilly Super Bowl Weekend to stay up on politics and culture! Beginning last night, our heroic web site guru Josh Eberly and his team of crack developers have been transferring…

by | Jan 30, 2019

When Super Bowl LIII takes places in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday it will occur — stop us if you’ve heard this one before — in the house that taxpayers built. In an ever-growing race to offer bigger subsidies…

by | Feb 2, 2018

Many, many Super Bowls ago, it was a few days before the game, when the media was, as usual, desperately trying to find material for its coverage. Some desperate reporter asked a Dallas Cowboys running back named Duane Thomas how…

by | Feb 1, 2018

Welcome to Super Bowl week, which should be the pinnacle of good feelings and excitement for the game of football and the NFL. Instead, a new report just hit the newswire showing that the NFL is the sixth most toxic…

by | Feb 9, 2017

The most dramatic finale to the football season in memory had even Mr. R. Emmett Tyrrell — a handball player and former member of the storied Indiana varsity aquatic team — glued to the television screen the other day, and…

by | Feb 8, 2017

Washington For me, the football season begins in mid-December (when everyone becomes serious) and it ends at the Super Bowl (when everyone becomes deathly serious). This year it ended with the longest Super Bowl in history. Though I am the…

by | Feb 6, 2017

All week long — actually, for two weeks — I was worried about the New England Patriots’ chances against a hot and talented Atlanta team. It didn’t help that all the pre-Super Bowl coverage focused almost entirely on the Patriots…

by | Feb 6, 2017

Leftists at the L.A. Times are unhappy: Lady Ga Ga missed her moment to say something “profound.” Here’s Mikael Wood’s two cents: This was her moment to say something profound (or at least grandly scaled) about American acceptance — yet…

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