Why I Am Not a Fan of Contemporary U.S. Sports

I have always found watching sports of any kind boring, but I have assumed that others legitimately found real pleasure in it and simply avoided it myself. Eventually, I began to consider whether organized college, university, professional and amateur sports might...

RNA Honors Top Religion Reporting

DENVER (RNS) Religion reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times won top honors Saturday (Sept. 25) at the 2010 Religion Newswriters Association’s annual awards competition. The RNA also honored former New York Times religion reporter Gustav Niebuhr...

Excessive Nationalism Undermines Olympics

We are halfway through the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and I’ve managed to absorb several national anthems. Frankly, I’ve developed slightly antagonistic feelings toward the interplay of sports and patriotism as a result. The problem for me is this: The...