Why does the hero need to be pushed to the point of near defeat for the victory to mean so much?  
  What can sports and Michael Jordan teach us about the possibilities of communities and collectives? (video)  
  A inquiry into this collective tradition, and a suggestion for what it could be replaced by.
Next week, Beams and Struts will be entirely devoted to the great human enterprise of sport. Beginning Monday May 23 through Sunday May 29, we will shine a post-postmodern light on the sporting life. Let the games begin.
  In this the first installement of Redemption Week, I argue against the introduction of video replay in professional sports.
  Magic, Mythology, and Sports Fans. A video.  
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