The Monkey’s Paw: A Sports Fan’s Dilemma

There was a time, just a few years ago, when news that someone was buying Newcastle United would have thrilled me. But that was before Jamal Khashoggi. Because, the buyers? Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, via their Public Investment Fund (the world’s largest state-owned investment). And here’s the messy thing. I’m stillContinue reading “The Monkey’s Paw: A Sports Fan’s Dilemma”

The Race Is Not To The Swift

“Win, lose, or draw.” It’s a neat phrase, making you think the speaker is willing to accept the results of their efforts, no matter what those results may be; but as a society, do we really believe in this? American sports leagues really don’t do draws; we want one clear winner for all stakes. UsContinue reading “The Race Is Not To The Swift”