ANDERSON: Football brings Yale’s history to light

In my seminar Yale and America with Jay Gitlin ’71 MUS ’74 GRD ’02, we have recently been talking about the important role that football played in transforming the college into something more than a local Connecticut school, turning it into a national “brand.” Yale football was king of kings — Walter Camp invented the […]

ANDERSON: World Series keeps fans at edge of seats

The World Series is underway, and what a series it is! The Texas Rangers are leading the St. Louis Cardinals, 3–2, in a back-and-forth matchup that has sports fans on the edge of their seats. Recently, there isn’t much in the pro sports world that brings me to the edge of my seat — the […]

ANDERSON: NBA lockout explained

For those of who have heard of the current NBA lockout that has cancelled all games for the last two weeks but don’t understand its terms, allow me to explain. In 1998-99, a lockout threatened to cancel the entire basketball season. Midway through, however, a deal was reached and the standard 82-game season was shortened […]

Anderson: Wrigley: How Baseball Should Be

We live in a world of polar opposites. Old and new, big and small, black and white, and everything in between. On the one hand, traffic roars past in a colorful blur before a backdrop of blinking neon billboards and passersby scurry here and there — always with a deadline to meet, a plane to […]