The consequences of extreme sports are manifest

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America seems to finally be paying attention to the private lives of the athletes of the National Football League. To me it has always been ironic that middle Americans act shocked when they demand extreme behavioral characteristics from athletes and politicians only to find out that the extremes extend beyond their professions. American football is the soul of our national …

Thoughts about the economy during a major league baseball game

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I do not spend much time in St. Louis any more, but when I do, I try to enjoy the amenities. I attended a Major League Baseball matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and our local Cardinals. I sat in the food court and looking at the signage for the Brazilian company’s brand, Budweiser, which still bears the symbols of American …