Samir Chopra teaches philosophy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is author of Brave New Pitch: The Evolution of Modern Cricket, and he regularly contributes to The Cordon at ESPNcricinfo. You can follow him on Twitter at @EyeOnThePitch.
Posts by Samir
Reflections of a Cricket Exile
A cricket writer lives in a land that cares nothing for the sport. Part of him says that there can be things in the world that are good without America saying they're good. Another side wishes his neighbors would understand why he loves this game.
Interview with Samir Chopra
How to Speak Cricket in New York
Last summer's FIFA World Cup had huge television audiences and social media traffic in the U.S. In contrast, this year's Cricket World Cup has registered barely a blip. Three fans talk about how they're able keep up with the game while living in America.
Samir Chopra, David Mutton, and David Papineau
Cricket has many tongues. A polyglot from Delhi, who has lived in Sydney and now New York, looks back on a life of listening to the sport's languages and accents.
Confessions of a Mets and Yankees Fan
An immigrant moves to New York City and becomes a Mets fan. And then a Yankees fan. Three decades later, both teams are his teams.
In 1926 Abe Saperstein became coach of a barnstorming African American basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. Even though the team was based in Chicago, Saperstein renamed it the Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotters didn't play a game in Harlem until 1968, but they wore their distinctive red, white, and blue uniforms from the start. Saperstein sewed them himself.