With more strikeouts than hits, what, if anything, has changed? And what to do about it?
The difference between good tanking and bad tanking
Revisiting yet again the question of Peak NFL
Finally, with cannibalism!
In any extended series the creators reach a decision point. They have said what there is to say given the series’ starting point. They have to choose: Do Something Different, or More of the Same.
Does a football team need fans?
On casting Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor
Every so often I ever so fleetingly have hope
With a free bonus Ballgate Scandal!
It was supposed to be only a five hour tour…
Or, How Spalding Signed Clarkson, but that is boring…
An adventure in obsolete culture wars
Including a Female Regulator! Form a single file line, please!
What does it even mean to say a game matters?
In which I let loose my inner curmudgeon
The end of the world as we know it?
How do you feel about this?
The Birth of American Football
The Cubs never were the most futile club, their fans notwithstanding.
Nearly entirely baseball-free, but with a free bonus of presidential politics!
A harder question than it first appears
The ideology of a rule.
An exercise in recreational antiquarian sports pedantry.
Why American chose Rugby, immediately before altering it nearly beyond recognition
…in 1885. And they’re not the Cubs yet.
But Cubs fans need to take what they can get.
In which the author and a third grade teacher share mutual incomprehension.
Modern football’s English origin
American Exceptionalism (sports edition)
To the future and beyond!
A grammar quiz, in honor of the day
A tale of substance abuse, domestic violence, and baseball, plus a free bonus axe murder if you call now! And a mystery.
A question for our legal folk: When is plunking the batter a tort?
Not a history piece. It’s happening right now!
Back when professional sports weren’t yet the big dogs.
Yet another guy who didn’t invent the game! And why anyone thinks he did.