Topic: Hate

April 15, 2014

Because they're so oversold, and so often so successful, everyone feels a little too much love or a little too much hate for Duke basketball. This makes it difficult to remember what suddenly appears clearer after March Madness subsides: that the Blue Devils, before they're a brand or a metaphor or anything else, are just a college basketball team.

April 24, 2012

I tried to appreciate United. I tried to appreciate Chelsea. I tried to appreciate Tottenham. But it proved impossible to watch any of these sides without fizzing into a toxic puddle of weapons-grade hatred.