At Least Choose Better Lies
For a guy whose obsession with “the best” and “the greatest,” President Donald Trump demonstrates a shockingly poor sense of selectivity when it comes to bald-faced lies. It would be easy to dismiss his behavior as compulsive or reactionary, off-the-cuff denials and distractions wrought by an egocentric blowhard, but this latest in a long line…
I Don’t Care. I’m With Hope.
Lots of schadenfreude in the op ed pages and comment sections since Hope Solo, bitter and disappointed in Team USA’s unexpected loss to Sweden in the Olympics, stepped in it on the world stage. Facing the athletically superior Americans, Sweden used a strategy of slow down and keep-away to maintain a slim lead, and hung…
Ali. Now There Was A Man.
When I was a kid, Muhammad Ali was a ubiquitous media figure, whether he was fighting or being interviewed or selling cologne on the television. I missed the early years of his career, and only learned about the political aspects of his fame much later. (a link to a fantastic article on Ali follows my…
Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Muhammad Ali
I could populate a year’s worth of these posts, one every day, with Ali quotes, but I’ve long thought that this one bears much of the essence of The Greatest as well as suggesting a path–perhaps the best path–to our own confident success. Did Ali say he was the greatest because he was, or did…
We’ll Miss You, Coach
Not a lot of dry eyes in Steeler Nation this weekend. Here’s a fond farewell to the greatest football coach in the history of the game, Chuck Noll. Huzzah!