Category Archives: NFL

Reinstating a Hero

One small jersey is perhaps the most shameless, most unethical, most ironic, most disappointing, most infuriating piece of sports marketing you have seen in a long time: It’s a jersey for a toddler. Someone of an age when they’re picking their first favourite … Continue reading

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The most horrifying statistic in sports

The most stunning statistic in sports is also the most horrifying. In 2009, David Card of the University of California, Berkeley and Gordon Dahl of the University of California, San Diego published a paper in the Quarterly Journal of Economics … Continue reading

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Weakness Leaving the Body

Potential taglines for the premiere episode of Esquire’s ‘Friday Night Tykes’, a documentary series focusing on four teams in the ‘rookie’ program of the Texas Youth Football Association, a competition for 8-9 year olds: “If you don’t push your kids, … Continue reading

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A Constant Reminder

There’s a moment in David Fincher’s film The Social Network where Eduardo Saverin turns to Mark Zuckerberg and says “I’m being accused of animal cruelty. It’s better to be accused of necrophilia.” It’s actually one of the film’s lighter moments: … Continue reading

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