The Departure: Reporting on Oklahoma City’s Independence Day Anguish

Let’s be perfectly clear. Grown men playing a silly basketball game is about as important as the latest Bachelorette gossip on this Independence Day weekend. With sadistic men successfully igniting bombs and shooting up night clubs while an American presidential election is making One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest look like uplifting family entertainment, really tall, athletic men who get paid ungodly amounts of money … Continue reading The Departure: Reporting on Oklahoma City’s Independence Day Anguish

Derek Jeter, The Last True American Sports Icon

Today in Boston, New York Yankees Captain Derek Jeter will play in his final game in Yankee pinstripes. It not only signals the end to a tremendously memorable career. It may also signal the end of a specific type of person: the true American sports idol. To be a true sports idol you have to have an extremely rare combination of charisma, likeability, talent, attractiveness, … Continue reading Derek Jeter, The Last True American Sports Icon