Cellar Dwellers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  Athletes are always looking for an Act II when their playing careers come to an end. An increasing number of them are finding […]

Case Open

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

After the publication deadline for the September issue, I had a chance to speak with Malcolm Booth, the director of sales and marketing at […]

The Red and the Black

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It is one of the sports world’s oldest and most venerable traditions, going back 129 years. It involves some of the best athletes in […]

Simply the Best

Monday, July 3, 2017

There are certain gold standards in the world of sports—a team, a player, a competition, a venue—that are so compelling that it would be […]

The Fantastic Four

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The NCAA Women’s Final Four earned its place on the sporting map long ago, but this year’s event seemed to secure an even greater […]

A Stadium’s Shelf Life

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The announcement by Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers that they would be leaving Globe Life Park, which opened in 1994, for a new stadium […]

To Live in Their Times

Friday, March 3, 2017

In his eloquent eulogy at Muhammad Ali’s funeral last year, Billy Crystal said: “To live in his time, watching his fights, experiencing the genius […]

A More Perfect Union

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Like many Americans on January 20, I was fixated on the pageantry of Inauguration Day. There is powerful symbolism in bringing all the characters—outgoing […]

The Power of Presence

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Many religious teachings advocate the lessons, and even the blessings, that can come from adversity. So it was that, in the shadow of Christ […]

More Baseball, Less Politics

Friday, December 2, 2016

One of the signature stand-up routines of the late comedian George Carlin involved comparing the violent nature of football with the more pastoral nature […]