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Sports as the antidote to mere entertainment

TweetWere this weekend’s NFL divisional playoff games entertaining, in the most generic sense of the word? Absolutely, whether or not you had a particular rooting interest. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay writes that it’s hard to beat the NFL’s entertainment value, despite that many problems plaguing the league and the sport and that will […]

A rededication of labor to this blog

TweetWhen I created Extracurriculars two years ago, I set out to explore away-from-the-field matters in sports. Since that’s just as expansive a category as the games, I realized I was risking becoming too broad and unfocused. And for a while, it did seem that way. In the last year or so, I’ve devoted much of […]