More Stinkin”€™ Thinkin”€™ in the NBA

As you"€™ll recall, NBA team owner Donald Sterling was recently purged for being secretly taped objecting to his self-promoting mistress posting pictures online of the black ...

Sorry, We Invented That Too

Soccer, while traditionally lacking in highbrow accoutrements like sophisticated statistics (although those are improving) or literature (the most memorable English-language book ...

Joseph

The Head Hooligans

The greatest criminal and most profitable enterprise the world over is FIFA. I write this as billions are watching obscenely overpaid footballers competing for a cup that is long ...

Pinehurst Golf Club

Scottish Aesthetics and the Game of Golf

As the professional golf season crests this week at the U.S. Open, it's worth noting that the game, while still growing in popularity among the robber barons of ex-communist ...

The Thought Refs Are Blind!

It's hard to get Americans to care about Britain but it's worth checking in on those fannies once in a while to see how their social experiments are going, because we tend to ...

The Night America Yawned

I just watched the Super Bowl, and boy, am I bored. What's worse, I am left with an empty, restless, lonely sense of ennui and purposelessness in the pit of my soul, which hovers ...

Darrell Wallace, Jr.

Nature, Nurture, and NASCAR

There was a fair amount of national media excitement this weekend over the news that Darrell Wallace, Jr. had won a NASCAR race. As a Southern Californian, my attention span for ...

Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

Bobby Rigged

A man whose reputation rivals that of the Clintons"€™ for dishonesty and lies recently claimed overhearing a conversation by a gangster confirming that Bobby Riggs had thrown ...

Sailing on Air

Seven score and twenty-something years ago, a boat crossed the Atlantic from Hoboken, New Jersey for a day sail around the Isle of Wight. Thirty proper yachts vied with the sharp ...

Anthony Kim

White Men Can”€™t Reach

Structured around the dismantling of the profitable notion pushed by self-help seers such as Malcolm Gladwell that 10,000 hours of monomaniacal practice is the secret of success, ...

The Evolution of Bad Tennis

A first-round loser at Wimbledon this year will receive $35,000 for showing up even if he defaults before the first ball is struck. Back in 1957 I got close to 200 dollars for ...

Wrestling Gets Tapped Out of the Olympics

The sport of wrestling has suffered a slow decline over the last 100 years. Professional wrestling was a legitimate and popular sport in the United States 100 years ago. ...

Usain Bolt

Sign of the Times

So the miracle has happened. A generation has been inspired and millions of children have been driven away from their televisions and handheld devices and have gone out on the ...

Breaking Old Ground at Augusta

The Augusta National Golf Club, the only course to host a major championship each year, has invited its first two women members"€”former Secretary of State Condi Rice and Darla ...

Elitism Leads to Tyrannically Whiny Protesters

When Trenton Oldfield, weird and wrongheaded, jumped into the River Thames last Saturday to protest the Cambridge-Oxford Boat Race specifically and elitism in sports generally, he ...

Baseball: LA’s Thin Blue Line

March 28 saw a springtime ritual that rivals or even surpasses Easter in many Americans"€™ hearts: The baseball season opened. Despite the many differences"€”real and ...


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