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Fore Thought

Fore Thought

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

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A Silent Boo for the Good Professor

A Silent Boo for the Good Professor

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

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Losing Games

Losing Games

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

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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

I was watching the synchronized diving—one does odd things at Olympics...

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Rereading Pliny

Rereading Pliny

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

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The Koufax Conundrum

The Koufax Conundrum

“Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax,...

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Too Many Champions

Too Many Champions

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

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Why College Athletes Should Get Paid More Than Teachers

Why College Athletes Should Get Paid More Than Teachers

To say that college point guards should be paid more than middle school...

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Go, Vontaze!

Go, Vontaze!

Thirty years or so ago, I wrote an article about a mugging in New York’s Central...

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Autumn of the Game

Autumn of the Game

September means football, in high school, in prep school, and, of course, where it...

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For Cheat’s Sake

For Cheat’s Sake

It was, using Edward De Vere’s words, much ado about nothing. The media didn’t...

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The NFL’s Bashed-in Moral Compass

The NFL’s Bashed-in Moral Compass

The latest brouhaha about professional football players beating up their little...

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More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ in the NBA

More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ in the NBA

As you’ll recall, NBA team owner Donald Sterling was recently purged for being...

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Sorry, We Invented That Too

Sorry, We Invented That Too

Soccer, while traditionally lacking in highbrow accoutrements like sophisticated...

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