Author: Mark Wells

He’s A Four-Time NFL MVP And One Weird Dude

At times like these, the world of sports can seem inconsequential, providing little more than the circus portion of the “bread and circuses” craved by any late-stage empire. With that said, though, we need to talk about Aaron Rodgers. The four-time NFL MVP might just be the best football player on the planet. He’s also …

Confessions Of An NFL Apologist

The first step on the path to recovery from addiction, or any sort of personal shortcoming for that matter, is admitting you have a problem. Today, I make one such admission: I’m a fan of NFL football. I know. As a conservative, I should abandon a league that has long since abandoned me — a …

Tiger Woods And The Twilight Of The Gods

There’s nothing quite as depressing as seeing our sports heroes succumb to the ravages of time. Those inevitable periods of decline elicit a painful amalgam of melancholy, nostalgia and an acknowledgement of our own mortality. Not exactly the kind of escapism that sports typically supply; more like a reminder that sometimes, life sucks and then …

WNBA Star Waits On Biden While Facing Time In Moscow Prison

If you’re of a certain age, you remember the 1978 movie “Midnight Express,” which was the terrifying (though highly dramatized) account of the arrest and incarceration of American Billy Hayes for a drug offense in Turkey. The harrowing portrayal of Hayes’ ordeal introduced the term “Turkish prison” into the American vernacular as a synonym for …