Blaming the Victim: Pacquiao, Bradley, Conspiracy Theories and Common Sense


My late Aunt Edith was about the most conflict-averse person I’ve ever known, but in the hours after Timothy Bradley was awarded a split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao — a bout most of us think Pacquiao won comfortably — I thought of my grandfather’s big sister and the sweltering summer nights I used to … Continue reading

ABDB Ep. 6: Tribalism, Twitter and the new sports journalism


We return to the Penthouse for the most provocative episode yet. While Osama bin Laden’s death reveals that tribalism survives and thrives in North America, it also spawns some really shoddy sports journalism. Yours truly examines the three pillars on which good stories stand — Facts, Acts and Quotes — while the crew takes a … Continue reading

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