Without fighting, the beauty of the NHL would still remain.
Maybe fans at the post-lockout NHL game go to rekindle something. Not just to admire the high level of play or to root for the local colors, but to feel, however briefly and imperfectly, the thing itself.
If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.
We've finally reached critical mass. It's time to blow up the NCAA and find a new approach to college sports.
When the earth quaked in Chile, the seismic rings struck a chord with one observer of the Olympic spirit and commercialism on display in Vancouver. The Games got serious.