July 13, 2011

A Basketball Story

Greg Knauss, writing for American McCarver:

"In a particularly American way, we are obsessed with the Great Man, even in the context of teams. We are drawn to stand-outs, even when their efforts don’t or can’t add up to a victory. Our fundamentally egalitarian society is at war with itself over the place of individual exceptionalism. Don’t make me go all de Tocqueville on your ass. My major was political science."

Another good read. It's a sports weblog, but these guys write better than the average bear. Or sports writer.