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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finding the American melting pot through sport

Having been born and raised in Florence, Italy, it seems abnormal to me not to follow football, or what is commonly called “soccer” in the United States. Football is so saturated in Italian culture that I didn’t realize just how much it defined the country’s identity until I moved to the States. The ideal of the “American melting pot” has always...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A year ago the Milwaukee Brewers entered the baseball season fresh from their first playoff appearance in a generation. Optimists thought the Brewers’ potent offense, led by Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun, and the arrival of closer Trevor Hoffman would take Milwaukee back to the postseason...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
For a longtime sports fan, a special joy occurs when a game stirs memories of past fun and a sport's timeless beauty. Then there are events that show how much things can change, when the old-timer feels like Dorothy after the tornado: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." One of the Observers...
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

More than just sports

Milwaukee plays host to an enormous bar league culture that offers its participants an opportunity to play games, make friends and unwind in the clubhouse, which, in this case, is a bar. Leagues operate year-round, and offer a range of activities to suit your personal taste, from old-school bar games such as darts and billiards to sports like volleyball and Irish hurling, from drinking games such...
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

Oh How They Can Deceive

Is it really just four weeks since Tiger Woods went from Ace of Perfection to Bogey Man of Betrayal? His Nov. 27 car crash and admission of infidelity have shattered one of the most profitable images in a culture where great athletes make more money as salesmen than sportsmen. The PGA Tour wonders...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009
It was a weekend of screen-watching for the Observers. They saw the latest rebuilt squad of Milwaukee Bucks go 1-1 to open the NBA season. There was the World Series, with Frank's Yanks taking charge in Philadelphia. And of course there was the second version of the football game...

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