Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Sports”

Putinfreude Watch

A reader sends in a story about how NBC’s Richard Engel tried …

Posted February 7th, 2014

Sochi, That Dump

I visited the Soviet Union in 1991. Then, I could take a …

Posted February 5th, 2014

Leonard Smith Was Not A Times Reader

Late last year, a World War II vet named Leonard Smith passed …

Posted February 2nd, 2014

Notes From Our Current Cultural Revolution

Did you see the long, meticulous apology by Grantland editor Bill Simmons over …

Posted January 21st, 2014

Athletes Matter More Than You Do

No, really, they do: Travelers at the Gainesville Regional Airport were forced …

Posted December 4th, 2013

Auburn Fan: ‘Chia Chia Chia Chia Chia!’

This compilation of fan reactions to the spectacular last-second Auburn win over …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

Chris Davis Nelson Muntzes Nick Saban

Chris Davis of Auburn, you are my hero! Last. Play. Of. The. …

Posted November 30th, 2013

Ex-College Footballer: ‘Fans, Go To Hell’

Reader Surly T. sends this letter an anonymous former Oregon Ducks player …

Posted October 30th, 2013

A Bigot Under Every Basketball

You can always depend on The New York Times, bless its heart. …

Posted October 11th, 2013

The Tribe, Always The Tribe

Prof. Diane Roberts is mighty conflicted. Excerpt: I’m a Democratic-voting, tree-hugging pinko. …

Posted September 18th, 2013

The Agony Of Defeat

My friends M. and H. are Aggies. The Aggies lost tonight to …

Posted September 15th, 2013

Leadership Through Sadism: The Mike Rice Method

I was pleased to see Rutgers can basketball coach Mike Rice after …

Posted April 3rd, 2013

Viva The Un-Lance Armstrong

From El País: Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván …

Posted January 18th, 2013

Manti Te’o Is A Lying Liar Who Lies

You heard the Manti Te’o story? Good grief. Today, Notre Dame says …

Posted January 17th, 2013

Roll, Tide, Roll! Roll, SEC, Roll!

Win it for Bear, win it for the SEC, win it for …

Posted January 7th, 2013

Big Red & Rape

Here’s a painful story from Steubenville, Ohio, a hardscrabble Rust Belt town …

Posted December 17th, 2012

‘The One Common Good Thing’

A couple of days ago Sam M., who lives in western Pennsylvania, …

Posted November 22nd, 2012