Topic: futility

September 10, 2013

After another U.S. Open in which U.S. men were barely a factor, stateside tennis fans ask a familiar question: where are the great American men's tennis players? The answer remains, 'in the increasingly distant past, mostly.'

April 11, 2013

The baseball season is very long, and to be as long as it is, games must begin in April, when it is still frankly too cold for baseball. Still, as with all things baseball, there's something divine and awesome in it, even when you can't feel your fingers.

January 18, 2013

For those lucky enough to be  born into a family of United or City supporters, life is filled with the hopes and dreams of the Champions League or sitting atop the Premiership. For those who follow those teams in the lower divisions there is only one thing to hope for: (relative) success through avoiding (abject) failure.