The Super Bowl wins are long in the past. The new stadium in the suburbs, built and altered and altered again to maximize revenue, has plenty of empty seats. The loyalty of NFL fans in Washington, DC, has been worn by losing seasons and a mercenary team owner.
Brett L. Abrams
Death, Sport, and the Collapse of Critical Distance
The death of cricketer Phillip Hughes brought an outpouring of grief in Australia. For Brett Hutchins – a scholar, a fan and former player, and the father of a cricketer – the tragedy has pierced all the ways he used to think of sport.
"It is like going to a play about the wilder passions of the human heart, or hearing the coda of the last movement of Sibelius' 'Fifth Symphony.' There is at least a chance we can learn a little about what goes on in the human heart. We can also know the ecstasy of victory or the despair of defeat." –Max Piggott