America is going gaga over soccer. All of a sudden, we’re painting our faces and destroying workplace productivity so we can follow the men’s national team at the World Cup.
The phrase “peak oil” was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.
Sports fans come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention levels of interest. Check out the different types.
In all the fury about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s ugly comments, and in all the backslapping about the NBA’s unprecedented sanctions, very little has been said about the uncomfortable truth of the matter: Donald Sterling is hardly the only American whose vision isn’t colorblind.
Take nothing away from Adam Scott. His playoff win over Angel Cabrera at the Masters was gripping drama and Australians are rightfully celebrating the first-ever Augusta win by one of their own.
Fans of the Oakland Raiders are supporting a new rule by the National Football League making it easier for teams to televise their home games locally.
For many a year, Joe Paterno ran what he liked to call a “Grand Experiment,” believing that it was possible to succeed in college athletics while also upholding academic integrity. And it seemed to be working.
Speculation about the future of the San Francisco 49ers misses an important point. The team’s hopes of hiring a new GM and head coach may well be hamstrung by an impending NFL lockout of players.