A Game Nobody Wins

Jack McCallum has a moving piece in this week’s Sports Illustrated that parallels the death of his best friend in Vietnam with the loss of another small-town athlete in Iraq. The joy of sports, the complex motivations behind military service, and the senselessness of loss are all effortlessly evoked.

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  1. I read this entire article over a bowl of spicy soup, and whether it was the chili pepper flakes or the poignant way Jack McCallum’s correlates the lives (and deaths) of the two home-town athletes, something made my eyes water.

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