No, in answer to your unspoken question, I’m not tired yet of always being right. Well, not always–but I seem to get my fair share of these things correct. For instance, barely one month after pointing out that Eugenie Bouchard should not be the world’s most marketable athlete, we learn that she was bounced from Wimbledon in the first round this week. Continue reading Not Tired Yet
Yesterday, while performing my job doing layout for the newspaper India-West, I came across an interesting brief on the sports page. From IANS by way of IW’s May 29 edition, in a story headlined “Kohli Among Top Marketable Athletes,” we learn that SportsPro magazine has compiled a list of the world’s most marketable athletes. The article states:
Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard tops the list, followed by Brazilian football star Neymar and Masters golf champion Jordan Spieth.
My reaction to this nugget of news: “Huh?” Continue reading What’s Wrong With The World, Sports Edition
For a long time now–especially since September 11, 2001, but even before that–sports fans attending games in person have been treated to (or, depending upon your perspective, endured) all sorts of hyper-patriotic displays before and even during the games. Often, the display takes the form of honoring some returning veteran, giving everyone a chance to applaud a member of the services for his or her sacrifice. Just as often, the event takes the form of a “flyover,” a pass over the stadium by some form of military transport–a small helicopter group, a C130, maybe even a buzz over the park by a formation of fighter jets. Continue reading Flags Of Our Fakers
We need to take stock of what happened today in the NFL. Tom Brady getting suspended four games for his role in the Deflation Crisis* is something of a surprise, but only because he is the league’s “movie star” player. The vibe has been that there was simply no way that Brady would get punished for what has largely been deemed a petty crime, at best.
But hold on–let’s look a little closer at what has gone on here, and why the punishment, in this case, may very well have (surprisingly) fit the crime. Continue reading Too Pretty For Prison?