How well do you know that soccer coach or piano teacher?
How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?
Amid the din of another National Football League season dominated this year by (shuffle the deck) concussions, bullying, and an uncharacteristically weak American Football Conference, a quiet counterpoint was the midseason retirement of Denver Broncos offensive lineman John Moffitt.
A story in the current issue of The New Republic focuses on the controversial doctors who have embraced an alternative-medicine approach to the treatment of football brain injuries. And no ex-player is as associated with the trend as former Cleveland Brown Bernie Kosar, who claimed that a Florida doctor's holistic techniques had cured him of chronic traumatic encephalopathy—claims the mainstream medical community rejects.
The NFL is not the exception, but the rule
The NFL is not the exception, but the rule.
There is much to be said about the Atlanta Braves’ announcement that by the 2017 season the esteemed National League baseball franchise will have moved to a new stadium. The team is ditching its old digs, Turner Field, which will be a very young 20 years old when the new one opens. New host Cobb County will reportedly put up $450 million—more than two-thirds the necessary funding.
A couple of hours after the Boston Red Sox, who finished last in their division in 2012, beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series on Wednesday night, BuzzFeed's sports verticle predictably posted a photo listicle titled "Boston’s World Series Run In 43 Photographs." I found it incredibly boring—and that's coming from someone who grew up in Massachusetts.
Boston Red Sox rooters like my colleagues Jonathan Cohn and Ryan Kearney were probably too excited about their team’s come-from-behind victory last night to notice a striking similarity between the photo of the game-tying grand slam and a famous Flemish painting.In the painting, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,” the sixteenth-century painter Pieter Bruegel depicts a harbor landscape with a ploughman, shepherd and fisherman in the foreground, and the ships and harbor in the background.
Teens will do what Obama can't
When would-be t-shirt buyers decide a logo is too racist to wear, it's game over.
The International Olympic Committee recently voted to restore wrestling to the Olympic Games in 2016. One activity that’s never been put before the committee: ballet.