Female Inferiority in Sporting Events

We’re supposed to be excited that the American women’s soccer team recently won the Wo...


Dubious Domination

Why has the American national women’s soccer team won its version of the World Cup four ...


I Get No Kick From Women’s Soccer

I happened to be in Paris when the final of the women’s World Cup (soccer) was played. O...


Colin Kaepernick

Same Old Slogan

The inspirational story of a backup NFL quarterback suddenly dominating headlines by champ...


Tiger Woods

The Tiger Mother’s Son

A year ago, after a decade of worsening pain from swinging hard since infancy, Tiger Woods...


Out of Bounds?

The young man at the supermarket checkout asked me if I would be watching the fight. “No...


Fore Thought

The American victory in the Ryder Cup was convincing and thoroughly deserved. They played ...


A Silent Boo for the Good Professor

Sociologists often talk or write nonsense. Sometimes they dress up the bleeding obvious in...


Panathenaic Stadium, Athens

Losing Games

In the summer of 1992 BC (before Clinton) I was cruising in Greece with William F. Buckley...


Lance Armstrong

Coming Clean

I was watching the synchronized diving"€”one does odd things at Olympics time"€”and wh...


Rereading Pliny

I care nothing for football (soccer to Americans), but I was pleased when Portugal won the...


Sanford Koufax

The Koufax Conundrum

"€œThree thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, you"€™re g...


Too Many Champions

When I was a small boy I could name all of boxing's world champions, and I guess that anyo...


Why College Athletes Should Get Paid More Than Teachers

To say that college point guards should be paid more than middle school social-studies tea...