Many decades ago when I was a graduate student in the Stanford English Department, I met and shared an office with another English graduate student, Bill Gairdner. He is five years older than I am and in many ways has been a big brother to me. He was a decathlete, the best in Canada and one of the best in the world and he competed in the 1964 Olympics. Now, he is a political philosopher coming at political issues from… Read More »
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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports
I have things to confess, bad things I’ve done in my life. Ordinarily, I would confess these misdeeds to Mrs. Cohn Zohn or a rabbi. Not any more. I want to confess to Oprah. On national TV. Just like Lance. I may even cry. Oprah is the Mother Confessor of our country, and if she can forgive me everyone can.
I’m confused. Levi Leipheimer admitted to being a drug cheat and all over the internet I’m reading articles that defend him. I admit to know almost nothing about cycling. But here’s what I wonder. Lance Armstrong made a lot of money cheating and so did Leipheimer. So, why is Leipheimer a better guy? Leipheimer ratted out Armstrong but Armstrong didn’t rat out Leipheimer. Why does this make Leipheimer a better guy? Please, would someone better informed than I explain these… Read More »
While all the Buster Posey stuff was going on, Grant wrote a piece for ComcastSportsNet BayArea about the latest Lance Armstrong flap, how teammates are accusing him of being a drug cheat. Grant is not accusing Armstrong or anyone else. He writes how growing up in his age — the Sports Drug Age — has made him skeptical and robbed him of his sports innocence. It robbed him in his childhood and still does. To read Grant’s column click here.