Tour de France has begun. If you’re a typical American sports fan, you’re thinking, “I don’t need no Tour de France. I have my American sports!” These sports are reliable. They burn with the long, steady flame of monogamy, and you’ve loved them faithfully for good reason. But sometimes these
The World Cup is over, and at least for another now, it seems that we American sports fans just don’t care. Oh sure, some of us do care, and for those that wanted to watch, it was hard to stay up all night to watch matches broadcast live from Russia.
Sometimes humiliation can lead to healing. Sometimes teams lose. Sometimes teams get absolutely creamed. Humiliated. Blown out of the water so bad, they question their place in sports. That’s what happened to the Cubs last Saturday, when they lost to the Reds 2-11. The loss was shameful, but it illustrates how