There are a couple of people I now consider it completely safe to ignore: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Michael Gerson, and of course, David Brooks. These are the guys who inspired this whole project. Every now and then, however, it's fun to go back and see what's up with them. Via Alex Parene at Salon, here's a gem from David Brooks:
Jeremy Lin is anomalous in all sorts of ways. He’s a Harvard grad in the N.B.A., an Asian-American man in professional sports. But we shouldn’t neglect the biggest anomaly. He’s a religious person in professional sports.
We’ve become accustomed to the faith-driven athlete and coach, from Billy Sunday to Tim Tebow. But we shouldn’t forget how problematic this is. The moral ethos of sport is in tension with the moral ethos of faith, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim.
We have grown accustomed to this anamoly. You'd think an editor would have gotten that.
Made me think of this headline from the Onion: NFL Star Thanks Jesus after Successful Double Homicide.