What matters to you most as a sports fan: that the sport is officiated fairly or that the competition is close until the very end? Another way to ask this might be whether you want it to be fair or to be entertaining. Suppose you could pick only one or the other. I think most … Continue reading What Do Changes in NASCAR Signal in Our Culture?
“Grid girls” ban reveals motives, blurs cultural lines
By implication, F1's grid girls were okay up until maybe ten years ago, and then they started to become bad. Now they're banned. Is this good cultural progress?
Thoughts and Prayers
I found a series of tweets following the mass shooting in Las Vegas insisting, "PRAYER DOESN'T WORK" in advocacy for government policies to prevent such events from occurring again. I nearly responded to counter the argument, but I stopped myself. Sure, the standard response of the Christian might, in fact, be "Of course prayer works." … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers