Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and the Art of Intensity

Sporting leadership, in its most potent form, can fall anywhere along a sweeping spectrum. Both simmering focus and demonstrative fury can be captivating and inspiring to the highest degree, for teammates and bystanders alike. The fact that the pair of methods lack mutual exclusivity makes for, in certain moments, a textured concerto of captaincy. It … Continue reading Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and the Art of Intensity

I Choose to Hope

Induction, as they say, is the “glory of science, and the scandal of philosophy.” Inductive reasoning can conclude on probability, at best, but never certainty. Such is life. Such also is the substance of things hoped for. Hope is not certain. But neither is hope delusion or denial of reality. The Three Vinegar Tasters gathered … Continue reading I Choose to Hope

The Seahawks are, despite all odds, still alive

The Ringer NFL Show does a great job breaking down the entire league, which is why I was so surprised when Kevin Clark discussed how he expects Seattle to be in contention for the worst roster in the NFL this season if it wasn’t for Russell Wilson (this may have been on a Bill Simmons … Continue reading The Seahawks are, despite all odds, still alive