Robert Lipsyte, a former sports and city columnist for the New York Times, is Jock Culture correspondent for Tomdispatch.com. His latest book is the memoir An Accidental Sportswriter (Ecco/HarperCollins). His website is Robertlipsyte.com.
Joe Hill, Joe Pa, Tebow and Wee Brains.
Jock Culture is a distortion of sports.
The upcoming pro football season is in danger of being canceled because of a little dust-up between millionaires and billionaires.
By this year's Super Bowl, if you are still passionately following football or, worse, allowing your kid to play, you may just be an old-fashioned imperialist running dog.
Professional athletes make lousy public officials.