Monthly Archives: July 2010

LPGA at a crossroads; German soccer’s renewal; FIFA follies

TweetWhat I’m reading about sports and the media on Monday, July 5:
• The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examines the travails of the LPGA as the U.S. Women’s Open gets underway at Oakmont Country Club. The recession and the lack of high-profile American stars to succeed the retired Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa have given new commissioner Michael [...]

What I’m reading and writing, July 2-4

Tweet• Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, but to my mind the best examplar of the truly independent ideal is his friend Thomas Paine, who experienced both the extremes of praise and condemnation from the American public for consistently using his own mind over the course of his amazing life.
The author of “Common Sense” and [...]

What I’m reading and writing, July 1

Tweet• Today’s Wall Street Journal has an intriguing piece about how FIFA has imposed tough measures against rough tackling and introduced the controversial Jabulani World Cup ball in an effort to foster creative play. The headline is even more curious: “How Conformity Kidnapped Soccer.”
Maybe I’m just going through some vuvuzela withdrawal on an off-day from the [...]