America Comes to Soccer

The Hill July 13, 2014 As the quadrennial World Cup kicked off, syndicated columnist Ann Coulter did what she does best, drawing attention to herself with world-class trolling, declaring, “Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.” If so, we’re going to hell. Sports historian Curt Smith quips,…

Crimson with Envy: Why Nick Saban Makes More Than Your Kid’s Teacher

TCS Daily January 9, 2007 The University of Alabama has lured Nick Saban away from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins to be its new head football coach, reportedly signing him to an eight year, $32 million dollar deal. This salary, easily the most ever paid for a college coach, is raising some eyebrows. For example, CNN…

Applying Free Market Logic to an Unfree Market?

Tech Central Station December 22, 2004 The nation’s capital has been distracted this week by an issue more compelling than terrorism, the war in Iraq, Social Security reform, or Bernard Kerik’s love life: the fate of Major League Baseball in D.C. At the 11th hour last Tuesday evening, the city council approved a bait-and-switch bill proposed by Chairman…