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Why Julian Wilson might be the Greatest Athlete in the World

August 23, 2010
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Why Julian Wilson might be the Greatest Athlete in the World

Here's surfing: feeling small in the natural world, which is always healthy for the individualistic humanoid; feeling awe, which is tied into feeling small but with the kind of reverence that the atheist can't find in churches and shouldn't find in vague notions of "Eastern mysticism"; or it's a reaffirmation for the believer, in...
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Americans, Soccer, and the Holy Trinity; Or, the World Sauna Championship is (Much) More Popular than the NFL

August 11, 2010
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Americans, Soccer, and the Holy Trinity;  Or, the World Sauna Championship is (Much) More Popular than the NFL

Now that soccer has receded back into the corner of the collective American sporting consciousness, I feel I can write about it without boring anyone too much.
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College Football is Not a Religion. Still, It Interests Me. (Part 1)

August 3, 2010
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College Football is Not a Religion. Still, It Interests Me. (Part 1)

The only two sports scenarios that might cause me to become completely irrational is the play of the All Blacks and the Boston Celtics. So, now that I have made the case that I am somewhat/completely unsuitable to be a sports writer, let me reiterate that I am. A sportswriter and an unsuitable sportswriter.
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