"Death and Football," an important and seminal article about the long-term impact of football injuries, written by Clark Booth for Boston alternative weekly the Real Paper in January 1976, is back online -- legally this time -- thanks to the New York Times.
Although the story got caught in the middle of an ideological cock-fight about copyright between myself and the Times, that skirmish is over, and it's a pleasure to be able to recommend you go immediately to the Times site and read Booth's piece, which is a classic.
Wings comin' atcha from every angle! Don't be stuck for a gameplan on
gameday: here's seven of the endless options in Pats nation for Sunday.
Thanks to a head's up from Food and Wine's blog, Mouthing
Off, I now have a real reason (besides wings, natch) to care about Superbowl XLVI.
Turns out the best chefs from New England are facing off against New York's crème de la
crème with the most high-stakes game-day wager ever conceived. No money, just
pure hide-your-head-in-the-sand humiliation.
This week in the Phoenix, media columnist Sean Kerrigan asks whether sportswriters ought to be allowed to bet on the sports they cover. No other journalistic specialty would allow anything close to this: financial reporters, for instance, can't write about stocks they own. And the media has been getting very sensitive to even small-bore conflicts of interest: Keith Olbermann was fined by MSNBC for making small donations to democratic candidates.
When news of the Gulf oil spill first broke, we wondered if previously reported problems at the Minerals Management Service, the agency that regulates offshore drilling, extended to the Gulf.
The Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General released a report this morning indicating as much.