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.
The Gold Cup? Fail. Wimbledon? Fail. U.S. Open? Fail. How bad has it become for American sports on the international scene? Bad enough that we might need one of those IMF bailouts.
This midsummer night's notebook is a page-turner, starting with a flick about "tweeners" with NASCAR dreams. Here's one writer's missives from the American subconscious.