The Wide Wide World of Sports

All I can promise is that this thing goes all over the place. It is a combination of about five posts that were never going to get finished on their own. Two quick stories to begin. Some years ago, I was in Israel, in traffic, when suddenly the Israelis in the car started to shriek and point through the window. There, in the car right next to us, was a major celebrity. I did not recognize him, of course, but we’re talking George Clooney-LeBron James level awe. Oh, my gosh, it was him! It was really him! At first, they weren’t sure it was him but then, yes, they looked closer and agreed it was definitely him.

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