Category Archives: Sports

What’s in a Name?

Fenster writes: Boston Globe sports columnist Christopher L. Gasper weighs in on the public debate in the media over the Washington Redskins’ name. Well, that’s not completely accurate.  There is little to no public debate in the media about the … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Caption

Eddie Pensier writes: Dearest readers, do kindly take a long, appraising look at the recently revealed opening ceremony uniforms for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games athletes. Observe what has been done to this group of fit, attractive young people. Let it sink in. … Continue reading

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Like Hot Iron

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If one were to take the time to document a thousand instances in which Ty Cobb went out of his way to be kind to people, including black people, would this change his image? I fear … Continue reading

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Federer/Djokovich in Monte Carlo

Paleo Retiree writes: Lots of clay court magic to be enjoyed in this recent Roger/Novak battle, with Roger showing almost as much sparkle, wit and athletic resourcefulness as he routinely did when he was in his middle 20s. Previous Federer highlight reels: … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s Home Is For Sale

epiminondas writes: If you would like to live in the equivalent of a department store environment, this may be the home for you.

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Solidarity in the Locker Room?

Fenster writes: There has been a lot of ink spilled over the NLRB decision that seems to be opening a door for unionization of college athletics. There are many general summaries of the decision out there.  Here’s one. It’s the … Continue reading

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Russians!

Paleo Retiree writes: Musing Du Jour: Are GoPro videos and dashcam videos the most exciting audiovisual-thru-time things being made these days? What movies can compare?

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Wawrinka Defeats Nadal

Paleo Retiree writes: Rafa may have been playing hurt, but Stan was on fire. That supersolid, ever-dangerous one-handed backhand of his was a special marvel. God bless the tennis (and video-editing) nuts who prepare these highlight clips and upload them … Continue reading

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Federer And His “Tweener”

Paleo Retiree writes: Greatest stunt shot in the history of professional tennis?

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GoPro Hijinks

Paleo Retiree writes: If people are going to persist in amusing themselves by doing physically risky things, may there at least be a GoPro camera attached.

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